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Cities of Workers, Children, or Seniors? Age Structure and Economic Growth in a Global Cross-Section of Cities (English)

A large literature documents the positive influence of a city's skill structure on its rate of economic growth. By contrast, the effect of a city's age structure on its economic growth has been a hitherto largely neglected area of research. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9040 OCT 15, 2019

Jedwab,Remi Camille; Pereira,Daniel; Roberts,Mark Disclosed

Definition Matters : Metropolitan Areas and Agglomeration Economies in a Large Developing Country (English)

A variety of approaches to delineate metropolitan areas have been developed. Systematic comparisons of these approaches in terms of the urban landscape that they generate are however few. ... See More +

Working Paper 142163 SEP 01, 2019

Bosker,Maarten; Park,Jane; Roberts,Mark Disclosed

Time to ACT : Realizing Indonesia’s Urban Potential : Overview (Bahasa (Indonesian))

In over 70 years since its independence, Indonesia has been transformed by urbanization, and within the next quarter of a century, its transition to an urban society will be almost complete. ... See More +

Publication 142374 JAN 01, 2019

Roberts,Mark; Sander dan, Frederico Gil; Tiwari,Sailesh Disclosed

Time to ACT : Realizing Indonesia’s Urban Potential : Overview (English)

In over 70 years since its independence, Indonesia has been transformed by urbanization, and within the next quarter of a century, its transition to an urban society will be almost complete. ... See More +

Publication 142374 JAN 01, 2019

Roberts,Mark; Gil Sander,Frederico; Tiwari,Sailesh; Amri,Mulya; Baker,Judy L.; Coulibaly,Souleymane; Lozano Gracia,Nancy; Park,Jane; De Mendiola Ramirez,Giuliana; Straub,Stephane; Yoong,Pui Shen Disclosed

Time to ACT : Realizing Indonesia’s Urban Potential (Vol. 2) : Main Report (English)

In over 70 years since its independence, Indonesia has been transformed by urbanization, and within the next quarter of a century, its transition to an urban society will be almost complete. ... See More +

Publication 142374 JAN 01, 2019

Roberts,Mark; Gil Sander,Frederico; Tiwari,Sailesh Disclosed

Definition Matters : Metropolitan Areas and Agglomeration Economies in a Large Developing Country (English)

A variety of approaches to delineate metropolitan areas have been developed. Systematic comparisons of these approaches in terms of the urban landscape that they generate are however few. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8641 NOV 07, 2018

Bosker,Maarten; Park,Jane; Roberts,Mark Disclosed

Explaining spatial variations in productivity : evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

There is a large and extensive literature examining the strength of agglomeration economies and, more generally, the determinants of spatial variations in productivity for developed countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8560 AUG 20, 2018

Quintero,Luis E.; Roberts,Mark Disclosed

Raising the Bar for Productive Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

With more than 70 percent of its population living in cities, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is among the most urbanized regions in the world. ... See More +

Publication 127319 JUN 07, 2018

Ferreyra,Maria Marta; Roberts,Mark Disclosed

Transport corridors and their wider economic benefits : a critical review of the literature (English)

Transport corridors can generate wider economic benefits and costs through their effects on a potentially diverse set of development outcomes, such as economic growth, poverty, jobs, equity, environmental quality, and economic resilience. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8302 JAN 17, 2018

Roberts,Mark; Melecky,Martin; Bougna Lonla,Theophile; Xu,Yan Disclosed

The heterogeneous growth effects of the business environment : firm-level evidence for a global sample of cities (English)

Using firm-level data covering 709 cities in 128 countries, this paper examines the role of a comprehensive list of business environment variables at the subnational level in explaining firm employment and productivity growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8114 JUN 26, 2017

Reyes,Jose Daniel; Roberts,Mark; Xu,L. Colin Disclosed

Urbanization and development : is Latin America and the Caribbean different from the rest of the world? (English)

Two long-established stylized facts in the urban and development economics literatures are that: (a) a country's level of economic development is strongly positively correlated with its level of urbanization; and (b) a country's level of urbanization is strongly negatively correlated with the size of its agricultural sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8019 MAR 30, 2017

Roberts,Mark; Blankespoor,Brian; Deuskar,Chandan; Stewart,Benjamin P. Disclosed

Identifying the economic potential of Indian districts (English)

Despite its rapid growth in recent decades, GDP per capita in India remains at a relatively low level by international standards, and the country continues to be marked by large subnational disparities in levels of well-being. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7623 APR 05, 2016

Roberts,Mark Disclosed

Leveraging urbanization in South Asia : managing spatial transformation for prosperity and livability (English)

This report describes the progress of urbanization and structural transformation in South Asia, the market and policy failures that have shaped the region’s towns and cities, and the decisive actions needed to better leverage urbanization for South Asian prosperity and livability. ... See More +

Publication 101079 NOV 13, 2015

Ellis,Peter D.; Roberts,Mark Disclosed

Hukou and highways : the impact of China’s spatial development policies on urbanization and regional inequality (English)

China has used two main spatial policies to shape its geographic patterns of development: restricted labor mobility through the Hukou residential registration system and massive infrastructure investment, notably a 96,000 kilometer national expressway network. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7350 JUN 30, 2015

Bosker,Maarten; Deichmann,Uwe; Roberts,Mark Disclosed

Demographic and economic overview of the corridor states : Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal (English)

Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal, with their high concentration of population, agricultural productivity, and growing manufacturing activities are economically important for India. ... See More +

Other Rural Study 91244 JUN 01, 2014

Agarwala, Parul; Kim, Sangmoo; Mehta, Barjor; Ellis, Peter; Dowall, David; Roberts, Mark; Songsu Choi; Sang Hyun Cheon; Maria, Augustin; Vittal, Ireena; Jain, Vibhu; Kaw, Jon Kher; Sriram, Jyoti; Saleman, Yannick; Kamphuis, Bertine; Eijbergen, Ben; Agarwal, Atul; Basu, Rakhi; Medvedev, Denis; Vutukuru, Vinay Disclosed

Leveraging spatial development options for Uttar Pradesh (English)

Uttar Pradesh (UP) is one of the most densely populated states in India with high rates of poverty. The state is a major contributor to the agricultural staples of the country and, at present, a large percentage of the state’s labor force is engaged in low-productivity agricultural activities with the agricultural sector employing 60 percent of all formal workers at the state level. ... See More +

Working Paper 88967 JUN 01, 2014

Agarwal,Atul; Agarwala,Parul; Basu,Rakhi; Cheon, Sang Hyun; Choi,Songsu; Dowall,David E.; Eijbergen,Benedictus; Ellis,Peter D.; Jain,Vibhu; Kamphuis,Bertine; Kaw,Jon Kher; Kim,Sangmoo; Maria,Augustin; Medvedev,Denis; Mehta,Barjor E.; Roberts,Mark; Saleman,Yannick; Sriram,Jyoti; Vittal,Ireena; Vutukuru,Vinay Kumar Disclosed

The connectivity of South Asian cities in infrastructure networks (English)

This map summarizes information on the connectivity of 67 important South Asian cities concerning infrastructure networks. The map combines four information layers to reveal a city's overall stature in the region's infrastructure networks, i.e. rail, road, air, and information technology networks. ... See More +

Journal Article 83343 NOV 05, 2013

Deruddera, Ben; Kunaka,Charles; Liu,Xingjian; Roberts,Mark Disclosed

Is urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa different ? (English)

In the past dozen years, a literature has developed arguing that urbanization has unfolded differently in post-independence Sub-Saharan Africa than in the rest of the developing world, with implications for African economic growth overall. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6481 JUN 01, 2013

Henderson, J. Vernon; Roberts, Mark; Storeygard, Adam Disclosed

Reshaping economic geography : implications for new EU member states (English)

The ongoing crisis should spur deeper European integration, rather than a return to the nationalism of the past. The World Development Report 2009, reshaping economic geography, spotlights several issues for new European Union (EU) member states. ... See More +

Brief 52682 APR 01, 2009

Gill, Indermit; Goh, Chorching; Roberts, Mark Russian Disclosed

Reshaping economic geography : implications for new EU member states (Russian)

The ongoing crisis should spur deeper European integration, rather than a return to the nationalism of the past. The World Development Report 2009, reshaping economic geography, spotlights several issues for new European Union (EU) member states. ... See More +

Brief 52682 APR 01, 2009

Gill, Indermit; Goh, Chorching; Roberts, Mark English Disclosed

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Cities of Workers, Children, or Seniors? Age Structure and Economic Growth in a Global Cross-Section of Cities (English)
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OCT 15, 2019 WPS9040 Policy Research Working Paper
Definition Matters : Metropolitan Areas and Agglomeration Economies in a Large Developing Country (English)
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SEP 01, 2019 142163 Working Paper
Time to ACT : Realizing Indonesia’s Urban Potential : Overview (Bahasa (Indonesian))
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JAN 01, 2019 142374 Publication
Time to ACT : Realizing Indonesia’s Urban Potential : Overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 142374 Publication
Time to ACT : Realizing Indonesia’s Urban Potential (Vol. 2) : Main Report (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 142374 Publication
Definition Matters : Metropolitan Areas and Agglomeration Economies in a Large Developing Country (English)
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NOV 07, 2018 WPS8641 Policy Research Working Paper
Explaining spatial variations in productivity : evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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AUG 20, 2018 WPS8560 Policy Research Working Paper
Raising the Bar for Productive Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JUN 07, 2018 127319 Publication
Transport corridors and their wider economic benefits : a critical review of the literature (English)
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JAN 17, 2018 WPS8302 Policy Research Working Paper
The heterogeneous growth effects of the business environment : firm-level evidence for a global sample of cities (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 WPS8114 Policy Research Working Paper
Urbanization and development : is Latin America and the Caribbean different from the rest of the world? (English)
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MAR 30, 2017 WPS8019 Policy Research Working Paper
Identifying the economic potential of Indian districts (English)
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APR 05, 2016 WPS7623 Policy Research Working Paper
Leveraging urbanization in South Asia : managing spatial transformation for prosperity and livability (English)
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NOV 13, 2015 101079 Publication
Hukou and highways : the impact of China’s spatial development policies on urbanization and regional inequality (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7350 Policy Research Working Paper
Demographic and economic overview of the corridor states : Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 91244 Other Rural Study
Leveraging spatial development options for Uttar Pradesh (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88967 Working Paper
The connectivity of South Asian cities in infrastructure networks (English)
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NOV 05, 2013 83343 Journal Article
Is urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa different ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6481 Policy Research Working Paper
Reshaping economic geography : implications for new EU member states (English)
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APR 01, 2009 52682 Brief Russian
Reshaping economic geography : implications for new EU member states (Russian)
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APR 01, 2009 52682 Brief English