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  • Oleksandr Shepotylo

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    (Kyiv School of Economics, Kyiv Economic Institute)

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Cities in transition face a unique set of challenges that came forth due to interplay of the legacy of socialist urban policies and transition to the market economy. The socialist urban policies restrained growth of the largest cities and distorted the spatial equilibrium towards more uniform distribution of urban population. The transition to the market economy reduces distortions but the convergence is slow. Housing market rigidities, inadequate urban infrastructure, and inconsistent government policies prevent people from moving to the largest cities.

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Paper provided by Kyiv School of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 42.

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Keywords: urban development; transition; cities; Zipf's law; local governance; housing market;

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