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The Belt and Road Initiative : Reshaping Economic Geography in Central Asia? (English)

This paper develops a computable spatial equilibrium model of Central Asia and uses it to analyze the possible effects of the Belt Road Initiative on the economy of the region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8807 APR 08, 2019

Bird,Julia Helen; Lebrand,Mathilde Sylvie Maria; Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

Growing a Developing City : A Computable Spatial General Equilibrium Model Applied to Dhaka (English)

As one of world's fastest growing cities, Dhaka faces acute challenges in housing its growing population and developing a more productive economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8762 MAR 01, 2019

Bird,Julia Helen; Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

Toward Great Dhaka : a new urban development paradigm eastward (English)

A unique strategic opportunity beckons Bangladesh. Dhaka, the economic powerhouse of the country, stands on the cusp of a dramatic transformation that could make it much more prosperous and livable. ... See More +

Publication 128324 JUL 12, 2018

Bird,Julia Helen; Li,Yue-000316086; Rahman,Hossain Zillur; Rama,Martin G.; Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

Place-based policies for development (English)

Many development policies, such as placement of infrastructure or local economic development schemes, are "place-based." Such policies are generally intended to stimulate private sector investment and economic growth in the treated place, and as such they are difficult to appraise and evaluate. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8410 APR 17, 2018

Duranton,Gilles; Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

Africa's cities : opening doors to the world (English)

Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. ... See More +

Publication 113851 FEB 09, 2017

Lall,Somik V.; Henderson Jr,Vernon Marquette; Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

Breaking into tradables : urban form and urban function in a developing city (English)

Many cities in developing economies, particularly in Africa, are experiencing urbanization without industrialization. This paper conceptualizes this in a framework in which a city can produce non-tradable goods and -- if it is sufficiently competitive -- also internationally tradable goods, potentially subject to increasing returns to scale. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7950 JAN 23, 2017

Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

Africa's cities : opening doors to the World (Vol. 2) (English)

Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. ... See More +

Publication 112756 JAN 01, 2017

Lall,Somik V.; Henderson,John Vernon; Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

Africa's cities : opening doors to the World : Cidades Africanas : abrindo as portas ao mundo - visão geral (Portuguese)

Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. ... See More +

Publication 112756 JAN 01, 2017

Lall,Somik V.; Henderson,John Vernon; Venables,Anthony J. English, French Disclosed

Africa's cities : opening doors to the World : Africa's cities : opening doors to the World - overview (English)

Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. ... See More +

Publication 112756 JAN 01, 2017

Lall,Somik V.; Henderson,John Vernon; Venables,Anthony J. French, Portuguese Disclosed

Africa's cities : opening doors to the World : Africa's cities : opening doors to the World - overview (French)

Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. ... See More +

Publication 112756 JAN 01, 2017

Lall,Somik V.; Henderson,John Vernon; Venables,Anthony J. English, Portuguese Disclosed

Housing and urbanization in Africa : unleashing a formal market process (English)

The accumulation of decent housing matters both because of the difference it makes to living standards and because of its centrality to economic development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6871 MAY 01, 2014

Collier, Paul; Venables, Anthony J. Disclosed

Housing and urbanization in Africa : unleashing a formal market process (English)

The accumulation of decent housing matters both because of the difference it makes to living standards and because of its centrality to economic development. ... See More +

Working Paper 84253 NOV 01, 2013

Collier, Paul; Venables, Anthony J. Disclosed

Industrial location in developing countries (English)

Despite a diminishing role in industrial countries, the manufacturing sector continues to be an engine of economic growth in most developing countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 76785 MAY 27, 2008

Deichmann, Uwe; Lall, Somik V.; Redding, Stephen J.; Venables, Anthony J. Disclosed

Rethinking economic growth in a globalizing world : an economic geography lens (English)

This paper argues that cumulative causation processes are fundamental to understanding growth and development. Such processes derive from spatially concentrated increasing returns to scale including thick market effects, knowledge spillovers, sectoral and urban clustering, and self-reinforcing improvements in physical and social infrastructure. ... See More +

57718 JAN 01, 2008

Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

Toward a microeconomics of growth (English)

What drives growth at the microeconomic level? The authors divide the factors that determine a location's growth performance into two groups, "1st advantage" and "2nd advantage." ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3257 APR 01, 2004

Burgess, Robin; Venables, Anthony J.

Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics 2004 : accelerating development (English)

Presenting the proceedings of the May 2003 World Bank Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), the volume imparts new research findings and discussions on key policy issues related to poverty reduction by eminent scholars and practitioners from around the world. ... See More +

Publication 30228 JAN 01, 2004

Bourguignon, Francois; Pleskovic, Boris [editors]; Premji, Azim Hasham; Stern, Nicholas; Mohan, Rakesh; Srinivasan, T. N.; Burgess, Robin; Venables, Anthony J.; Dasgupta, Partha; Lin, Justin Yifu; Mingxing Liu; Ofer, Gur; Winter, Sidney; Rao, Govinda; Polenske, Karen R.; Platteau, Jean-Philippe; Ndulu, Benno J.; Nayyar, Rohini; Rao, Vijayendra; Attanasio, Orazio P.; Meghir, Costas; Szekely, Miguel; Duflo, Esther; Schultz, T. Paul

Infrastructure, geographical disadvantage, transport costs, and trade (English)

The authors use different data sets to investigate the dependence of transport costs on geography and infrastructure. Infrastructure is an important determinant of transport costs, especially for landlocked countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 77365 SEP 01, 2001

Limao, Nuno; Venables, Anthony J. Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 15 (3) (English)

Capital account liberalization: what do cross-country studies tell us? by Barry Eichengreen. Where has all the education gone? by Lant Pritchett. ... See More +

Publication 35056 MAR 01, 2001

Bourguignon, Francois [editor]; Eichengreen, Barry; Pritchett, Lant; Wacziarg, Romain; Gylfason, Thorvaldur; Herbetwwon, Tryggvi Thor; Zoega, Gylfi; Limao, Nuno; Venables, Anthony J.; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Sobaci, Tolga Disclosed

Geography and development (English)

The most striking fact about the economic geography of the world is the uneven spatial distribution of economic activity, including the coexistence of economic development and underdevelopment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2456 SEP 30, 2000

Henderson, J. Vernon; Shalizi, Zmarak; Venables, Anthony J.

The geography of international investment (English)

Much foreign direct investment is between high-income countries, but investment in some developing and transition regions, while still modest, grew rapidly in the 1990s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2338 MAY 31, 2000

Shatz, Howard J.; Venables, Anthony J.

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The Belt and Road Initiative : Reshaping Economic Geography in Central Asia? (English)
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APR 08, 2019 WPS8807 Policy Research Working Paper
Growing a Developing City : A Computable Spatial General Equilibrium Model Applied to Dhaka (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 WPS8762 Policy Research Working Paper
Toward Great Dhaka : a new urban development paradigm eastward (English)
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JUL 12, 2018 128324 Publication
Place-based policies for development (English)
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APR 17, 2018 WPS8410 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa's cities : opening doors to the world (English)
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FEB 09, 2017 113851 Publication
Breaking into tradables : urban form and urban function in a developing city (English)
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JAN 23, 2017 WPS7950 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa's cities : opening doors to the World (Vol. 2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112756 Publication
Africa's cities : opening doors to the World : Cidades Africanas : abrindo as portas ao mundo - visão geral (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 2017 112756 Publication English, French
Africa's cities : opening doors to the World : Africa's cities : opening doors to the World - overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112756 Publication French, Portuguese
Africa's cities : opening doors to the World : Africa's cities : opening doors to the World - overview (French)
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JAN 01, 2017 112756 Publication English, Portuguese
Housing and urbanization in Africa : unleashing a formal market process (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6871 Policy Research Working Paper
Housing and urbanization in Africa : unleashing a formal market process (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 84253 Working Paper
Industrial location in developing countries (English)
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MAY 27, 2008 76785 Journal Article
Rethinking economic growth in a globalizing world : an economic geography lens (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2008 57718
Toward a microeconomics of growth (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2004 WPS3257 Policy Research Working Paper
Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics 2004 : accelerating development (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2004 30228 Publication
Infrastructure, geographical disadvantage, transport costs, and trade (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2001 77365 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 15 (3) (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2001 35056 Publication
Geography and development (English)
See More +
SEP 30, 2000 WPS2456 Policy Research Working Paper
The geography of international investment (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 2000 WPS2338 Policy Research Working Paper