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Urban Productivity and Factor Growth in the Late Nineteenth Century

Опубликовано на портале: 22-09-2003
Journal of Urban Economics. 1997.  Vol. 41. No. 1. P. 38-55. 
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This paper investigates the stylized empirical facts regarding U.S. urban growth in the 1880s. The author estimates the covariation of empirical proxies for various theorized sources of growth with the growth rates in output, capital, and labor. Results support Barro [Quarterly Journal of Economics, 106, 407-444 (1991)] and others who have found an important role for convergence and other neoclassical mechanisms. Importantly, it is found that externality-based factors impacted growth in inputs but had no direct relationship with productivity growth.