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Urban population distribution and regional competitiveness

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Frame of Image d to analyze the effect of distribution on economic growth. Kim(2007)1) and many economists such as Henderson(2000)2) identified the relationship between urban structure and economic growth. Here, the urban population distribution, both nationally and regionally has been reviewed. Furthermore, the urban population distribution and regional competitiveness has been analyzed in terms of causality or correlation. Thus, the urban population structure and related policy implications for regional competitiveness has been discussed.
2. Literature Review
Fogarty and Garofalo(1980)3) initiated the argument that a large population size
1) Kim. D.(2007), “Urbanization and Economic Growth: the Effect of Urban Structure”, Dissertation, George Washington University(unpublished). 2) Henderson, V.(2000), “How Urban Concentration Affects Economic Growth”, Worldbank Policy Research Working Paper 2326. 3) Fogarty, M. S. and G. Garofalo(1980), “Urban Size and the Amenity Structure of Cities”, Journal of Urban Economics, Vol.8, pp.350-361.
(2L) of a city verses two medium population size(L) cities for a country. This argument is based on the cost and benefits of a city’s size. Normally, an agglomeration effect dominates diseconomies such as higher cost of living by a certain level of city size. Therefore, if 2L is not too big, one large city might be better than two medium population size cities. For example, Germany and France are at the same level of economy development. However, France has ove


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Title Urban population distribution and regional competitiveness
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Author(English)

Kim, Dongsoo

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[Seoul]:Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade

Date 2010
Journal Title; Vol./Issue KIET Industrial Economic Review(Current issues):vol. 15(no. 2)
Pages 12
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Population
Holding KIET; KDI School

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