What explains the timing and extent of the transition from a traditional rural to a modern urban society? Why does city growth speed up early in the industrial revolution and slow down in later stages? What role does rural-urban migration play in the process? Are those migrations beset with market failure? If so, does the market failure imply underurbanization or overurbanization? Do urban labor markets absorb urban immigrants quickly? Are rural emigrants “pushed” from the countryside or “pulled” to the city?
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- Total Factor Productivity Growth
- Computable General Equilibrium Model
- World City
- Deadweight Loss
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Williamson, J.G. (1995). Migration and City Growth during Industrial Revolutions. In: Giersch, H. (eds) Urban Agglomeration and Economic Growth. Publications of the Egon-Sohmen-Foundation. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-79397-4_3
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