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Density and disasters: economics of urban hazard risk (English)

Today, 370 million people live in cities in earthquake prone areas and 310 million in cities with high probability of tropical cyclones. By 2050, these numbers are likely to more than double. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5161 DEC 01, 2009

Lall, Somik V.; Deichmann, Uwe

Explaining high transport costs within Malawi - bad roads or lack of trucking competition ? (English)

What are the main determinants of transport costs: network access or competition among transport providers? The focus in the transport sector has often been on improving the coverage of hard infrastructure, whereas in reality the cost of transporting goods is quite sensitive to the extent of competition among transport providers and scale economies in the freight transport industry, creating monopolistic behavior and circular causation between lower transport costs and greater trade and traffic. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5133 NOV 01, 2009

Wang, Hyoung; Lall, Somik V.; Munthali, Thomas

Identifying spatial efficiency-equity tradeoffs in territorial development policies : evidence from Uganda (English)

In many countries, place specific investments in infrastructure are viewed as integral components of territorial development policies. But are these policies fighting market forces of concentration? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4966 JUN 01, 2009

Schroeder, Elizabeth; Schmidt, Emily; Lall, Somik V.

Connecting lagging and leading regions : the role of labor mobility (English)

How can policies improve the welfare of people in economically lagging regions of countries? Should policies help jobs follow people? Or should they enable people to follow jobs? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4843 FEB 01, 2009

Timmins, Christopher; Yu, Shouyue; Lall, Somik V.

World development report 2009 : reshaping economic geography : Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2009 : una nueva geografia economica (Spanish)

Economic growth will be unbalanced, but development can still be inclusive-that is the message of this years World development report, the thirty-first in the series. ... See More +

World Development Report 43738 JAN 01, 2009

Deichmann, Uwe; Goh, Chorching; Packard, Truman; Uchida, Hirotsugu; Kopp, Andreas; Lall, Somik V.; Ross-Larson, Bruce [ editor ]; Coulibaly, Souleymane; Freire, Maria Emilia; Gill, Indermit S.; Montenegro, Claudio E.; Ross-Larson, Bruce

World development report 2009 : reshaping economic geography : Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 2009 : repenser la geopraphie economique (French)

Economic growth will be unbalanced, but development can still be inclusive-that is the message of this years World development report, the thirty-first in the series. ... See More +

World Development Report 43738 JAN 01, 2009

Deichmann, Uwe; Goh, Chorching; Packard, Truman; Uchida, Hirotsugu; Kopp, Andreas; Lall, Somik V.; Ross-Larson, Bruce [ editor ]; Coulibaly, Souleymane; Freire, Maria Emilia; Gill, Indermit S.; Montenegro, Claudio E.; Ross-Larson, Bruce

World development report 2009 : reshaping economic geography (Russian)

Economic growth will be unbalanced, but development can still be inclusive-that is the message of this years World development report, the thirty-first in the series. ... See More +

World Development Report 43738 JAN 01, 2009

Coulibaly, Souleymane; Deichmann, Uwe; Freire, Maria Emilia; Gill, Indermit S.; Goh, Chorching; Kopp, Andreas; Lall, Somik V.; Montenegro, Claudio E.; Packard, Truman; Ross-Larson, Bruce; Uchida, Hirotsugu; Ross-Larson, Bruce [ editor ]

Valuing access to water - a spatial hedonic approach applied to Indian cities (English)

An important infrastructure policy issue for rapidly growing cities in developing countries is how to raise fiscal revenues to finance basic services in a fair and efficient manner. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4533,Valuing FEB 01, 2008

Lall, Somik; Lozano-Gracia, Nancy; Deichmann, Uwe; Anselin, Luc

Urbanization and productivity : evidence from Turkish provinces over the period 1980-2000 (English)

Since the early 1980s, Turkey has been going through a rapid urbanization process at a pace beyond the World average. This paper aims at assessing the impact of this rapid urbanization process on the countrys sector productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4327,Urbanization AUG 01, 2007

Coulibaly, Souleymane; Lall, Somik; Deichmann, Uwe

Assessing benefits of slum upgrading programs in second-best settings (English)

Slum upgrading programs are being used by national and city governments in many countries to improve the welfare of households living in slum and squatter settlements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3993,Assessing AUG 01, 2006

Lall, Somik V.; Dasgupta, Basab

Rural-urban migration in developing countries : a survey of theoretical predictions and empirical findings (English)

The migration of labor from rural to urban areas is an important part of the urbanization process in developing countries. Even though it has been the focus of abundant research over the past five decades, some key policy questions have not found clear answers yet. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3915,Rural-urban MAY 01, 2006

Lall, Somik V.; Selod, Harris; Shalizi, Zmarak

What are public services worth, and to whom ? Non-parametric estimation of capitalization in Pune (English)

The availability and quality of basic public services are important determinants of urban quality of life. In many cities, rapid population growth and fiscal constraints are limiting the extent to which urban governments can keep up with increasing demand for these services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3924,What MAY 01, 2006

Lall, Somik V.; Lundberg, Mattias

Regional subsidies and industrial prospects of lagging regions (English)

Large and sustained differences in economic performance across regions of developing countries have long provided motivation for fiscal incentives designed to encourage firm entry in lagging areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3843,Regional FEB 01, 2006

Carvalho, Alexandre; Lall, Somik V.; Timmins, Christopher

Urban poverty and transport : the case of Mumbai (English)

This paper reports the results of a survey of 5,000 households in the Greater Mumbai Region conducted in the winter of 2004. The goal of the survey was to better understand the demand for transport services by the poor, the factors affecting this demand, and the inter-linkages between transport decisions and other vital decisions such as where to live and work. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3693,Urban SEP 01, 2005

Baker, Judy; Cropper, Maureen; Lall, Somik; Takeuchi, Akie; Basu, Rakhi

Determinants of city growth in Brazil (English)

The authors examine the determinants of Brazilian city growth between 1970 and 2000. They consider a model of a city that combines aspects of standard urban economics and the new economic geography literatures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3723,Determinants SEP 01, 2005

Da Mata, Daniel; Lall, Somik V.; Henderson, J. Vernon; Wang, Hyoung Gun; Deichmann, Uwe

Examining the growth patterns of Brazilian cities (English)

The share of urban population in Brazil increased from 58 to 80 percent between 1970 and 2000 and all net population growth over the next 30 years is predicted to be in cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3724,Examining SEP 01, 2005

Da Mata, Daniel; Lall, Somik V.; Henderson, J. Vernon; Wang, Hyoung Gun; Deichmann, Uwe

Business environment, clustering, and industry location : evidence from Indian cities (English)

How do differences in the local business environment influence location of industry within countries? How do the benefits of a good business environment compare with those from good market access and agglomeration economies from industry clustering? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3675,Business AUG 01, 2005

Lall, Somik V.; Mengistae, Taye

The impact of business environment and economic geography on plant-level productivity : an analysis of Indian industry (English)

The authors analysis of manufacturing plants sampled from Indias major industrial centers shows large productivity gaps across cities. The gaps partly reflect differences in agglomeration economies and in market access. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3664,The JUL 01, 2005

Lall, Somik V.; Mengistae, Taye

Household savings and residential mobility in informal settlements (English)

Strategies to help the one billion people worldwide who live in informal settlements have mainly focused on slum upgrading, sites and services programs, and tenure security. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3596,Household MAY 01, 2005

Suri, Ajay; Lall, Somik V.; Deichmann, Uwe

Economic geography : real or hype? (English)

Economic geography has become a mantra for many economists, geographers, and regional scientists. Previous studies have tested the importance of economic geography for production activities and found a significant association between them. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3465,Economic JAN 01, 2005

Lall, Somik V.; Jun Koo

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Density and disasters: economics of urban hazard risk (English)
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DEC 01, 2009 WPS5161 Policy Research Working Paper
Explaining high transport costs within Malawi - bad roads or lack of trucking competition ? (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 WPS5133 Policy Research Working Paper
Identifying spatial efficiency-equity tradeoffs in territorial development policies : evidence from Uganda (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 WPS4966 Policy Research Working Paper
Connecting lagging and leading regions : the role of labor mobility (English)
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FEB 01, 2009 WPS4843 Policy Research Working Paper
World development report 2009 : reshaping economic geography : Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2009 : una nueva geografia economica (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2009 43738 World Development Report
World development report 2009 : reshaping economic geography : Rapport sur le developpement dans le monde 2009 : repenser la geopraphie economique (French)
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JAN 01, 2009 43738 World Development Report
World development report 2009 : reshaping economic geography (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2009 43738 World Development Report
Valuing access to water - a spatial hedonic approach applied to Indian cities (English)
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FEB 01, 2008 WPS4533,Valuing Policy Research Working Paper
Urbanization and productivity : evidence from Turkish provinces over the period 1980-2000 (English)
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AUG 01, 2007 WPS4327,Urbanization Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing benefits of slum upgrading programs in second-best settings (English)
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AUG 01, 2006 WPS3993,Assessing Policy Research Working Paper
Rural-urban migration in developing countries : a survey of theoretical predictions and empirical findings (English)
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MAY 01, 2006 WPS3915,Rural-urban Policy Research Working Paper
What are public services worth, and to whom ? Non-parametric estimation of capitalization in Pune (English)
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MAY 01, 2006 WPS3924,What Policy Research Working Paper
Regional subsidies and industrial prospects of lagging regions (English)
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FEB 01, 2006 WPS3843,Regional Policy Research Working Paper
Urban poverty and transport : the case of Mumbai (English)
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SEP 01, 2005 WPS3693,Urban Policy Research Working Paper
Determinants of city growth in Brazil (English)
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SEP 01, 2005 WPS3723,Determinants Policy Research Working Paper
Examining the growth patterns of Brazilian cities (English)
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SEP 01, 2005 WPS3724,Examining Policy Research Working Paper
Business environment, clustering, and industry location : evidence from Indian cities (English)
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AUG 01, 2005 WPS3675,Business Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of business environment and economic geography on plant-level productivity : an analysis of Indian industry (English)
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JUL 01, 2005 WPS3664,The Policy Research Working Paper
Household savings and residential mobility in informal settlements (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 WPS3596,Household Policy Research Working Paper
Economic geography : real or hype? (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 WPS3465,Economic Policy Research Working Paper