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Growth in a Cross-Section of Cities : Location, Increasing Returns or Random Growth?
González Val, Rafael
Olmo, Jose
Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP)

Imprint: Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP) 2011
Description: 47 p.
Series: XREAP ; 2011-21
Abstract: This article analyzes empirically the main existing theories on income and population city growth: increasing returns to scale, locational fundamentals and random growth. To do this we implement a threshold nonlinearity test that extends standard linear growth regression models to a dataset on urban, climatological and macroeconomic variables on 1,175 U. S. cities. Our analysis reveals the existence of increasing returns when per-capita income levels are beyond.
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Language: Anglès.
Document: workingPaper
Subject: Economy ; Economic development ; Cities and towns ; Economia ; Desenvolupament econòmic ; Ciutats

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