Cities in Transition
AbstractCities 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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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Kyiv School of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 42.
Date of creation: Sep 2011
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urban development; transition; cities; Zipf's law; local governance; housing market;
Other versions of this item:
- P25 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics
- R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
- R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
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- NEP-ALL-2011-10-01 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2011-10-01 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-GEO-2011-10-01 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-TRA-2011-10-01 (Transition Economics)
- NEP-URE-2011-10-01 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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