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High-Density Cities Key to Transforming Economic Geography

January 2017: In this Policy Research Talk, Uwe Deichmann, a Senior Urban Specialist at the World Bank, discussed how cities drive differential rates of development through economies of scale. And as countries urbanize, incomes go up.


Policy Research Report

May 2016: Transparency and citizen political engagement are on the rise, and together hold the potential to make politics work for rather than against economic development.

Global Financial Development Report 2015|2016: Long-Term Finance

September 2015: A shortage of long-term finance since the 2008 global crisis has been choking the growth of firms in developing countries and hampering the ability of credit-worthy families to borrow.

Research Highlights on Economic Geography

January 2017: High-density cities hold the key to transforming economic geography | Declining transport costs can boost sustainable growth | Digital technologies and farmers in poorer countries | Spatial impacts of Hukou and highways in China | African cities with industry may provide an escape from declining farm conditions | and more ...

Researchers at the Bank

  • David McKenzie is a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group. His main research is on migration, enterprise development, and methodology for use with developing country data. He is also a co-founder and regular contributor to the Development Impact blog.

The Management Team

  • The Development Research Group is managed by the Research Director and seven Research Managers

Last updated: 2017-02-16

New Policy Research Working Papers

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7977A firm of one's own : experimental evidence on credit constraints and occupational choice2017/02
7976How is the internet changing labor market arrangements ? evidence from telecommunications reforms in Europe2017/02
7975Growth (but not only) is good for the poor : some cross-country evidence to promote growth and shared prosperity in Haiti2017/02
7974Assessing the accuracy of electricity demand forecasts in developing countries2017/02


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