City Population Growth and Economic Growth: Acknowledging Dynamic and Inclusive Networks

L. Carlos Freire-Gibb

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Abstract

This article looks at the relationship between city population growth (intimately related to population proximity), and economic development. The hypothesis is that wherever dynamic and inclusive networks exist, there are more opportunities for economic development in this place. When these types of networks choose a tool (project, policy) to implement in the city, success will be more likely. Furthermore, virtuous circles will arise. The author gives an overview of two historical cases in urban growth, in Europe (1200-1800) and the U.S.A. (1800 to today).
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusSubmitted - 2008

Keywords

  • Proximity
  • cities
  • Population growth
  • entrepreneurship
  • economic geography

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