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The Urbanisation in Developing Countries programme produces academic papers, databases, background reports and presentations. With our work we aim to contribute to knowledge creation around the causes and consequences of differing patterns of urban growth.
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Building the City: Urban Transition and Institutional Frictions

27th Nov 2017, Working Paper

Authors: Tony Venables, Vernon Henderson, Tanner Regan

This paper models a growing city, and focuses on investment decisions and consequent patterns of land use and urban density.

The Development of the African System of Cities

15th Nov 2017, Submitted Paper

Authors: Vernon Henderson, Sebastian Kriticos

Annual Review of Economics (Forthcoming)

Location, Search Costs and Youth Unemployment: Experimental evidence from transport subsidies in Addis Ababa

15th Nov 2017, Submitted Paper

Author: Simon Franklin

This paper examines how labour market outcomes are affected by search costs. It looks at the effects of randomly assigend transport subsidies on jobs search intensity and the likelihood of finding good employment.

Economic Journal, R&R.

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