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Spatial Adaptation of the MSV Model, with Special Reference to World Development Report 2009 and Korean Examples

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Based on the spatially adapted Murphy, Shleifer, and Vishny (MSV) model, this paper reviews major concepts of the World Development Report 2009 - density, distance and division. It is argued that the concepts of poverty trap, and partial and complete industrialization in the model capture the stages of incipient (density), intermediate (distance), and advanced (division) urbanization, described in the report. In addition, the report explains the concepts of Critical Minimum Effort and the Critical Minimum Retreat through spatially blind, connective, and targeted policies, which are all appropriate policies for each stage of urbanization. Relevant Korean examples are provided.

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  • Jinhwan Oh, 2011. "Spatial Adaptation of the MSV Model, with Special Reference to World Development Report 2009 and Korean Examples," Working Papers EMS_2011_14, Research Institute, International University of Japan.
  • Handle: RePEc:iuj:wpaper:ems_2011_14
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    Keywords

    Urbanization; Concentration; Congestion; Density; Distance; Division; Spatial Policies; Korea;

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    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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