Growth in Cities

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Title: Growth in Cities
Author: Glaeser, Edward Ludwig; Kallal, Hedi D.; Scheinkman, Jose A.; Shleifer, Andrei

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Citation: Glaeser, Edward Ludwig, Hedi D. Kallal, Jose A. Scheinkman, and Andrei Shleifer. 1992. Growth in cities. Journal of Political Economy 100(6): 1126-1152.
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Abstract: Recent theories of economic growth, including those of Romer, Porter, and Jacobs, have stressed the role of technological spillovers in generating growth. Because such knowledge spillovers are particularly effective in cities, where communication between people is more extensive, data on the growth of industries in different cities allow us to test some of these theories. Using a new data set on the growth of large industries in 170 U.S. cities between 1956 and 1987, we find that local competition and urban variety, but not regional specialization, encourage employment growth in industries. The evidence suggests that important knowledge spillovers might occur between rather than within industries, consistent with the theories of Jacobs.
Published Version: doi:10.1086/261856
Other Sources: http://ws1.ad.economics.harvard.edu/faculty/shleifer/files/GrowthInCities.pdf
Citable link to this page: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3451309

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