World Development Report 2009 : Reshaping Economic Geography

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Places do well when they promote transformations along the dimensions of economic geography: higher densities as cities grow; shorter distances as workers and businesses migrate closer to density; and fewer divisions as nations lower their economic borders and enter world markets to take advantage of scale and trade in specialized products. WDR 2009 argues that the three dimensions of transformation—density, distance, and division—are essential for development and should be encouraged.


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Dec 2008

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