Document Type

Working Paper

Date

1999

Embargo Period

6-28-2012

Keywords

Time-series models, panel data, production function, urbanization, urban economics

Language

English

Disciplines

Economics

Description/Abstract

Urban economists have long sought to explain the relationship between urbanization levels and output. In this paper we revisit this question and test the long-run stability of a production function with urbanization using non-stationary panel data techniques. Our results show that a long-run relationship between urbanization output per worker and capital per worker cannot be rejected for either our sample of 30 developing countries or our sample of 22 developed countries. In addition, we estimate the long-run average effects on GDPW of urbanization and capital. These results offer newer insights and potential for dynamic urban models than the simple cross-section approach.

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