Spatial disparities and development policy / edited by Gudrun Kochendörfer-Lucius and Boris Pleskovic

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Subjects: Regional planning--Congresses
Regional economic disparities--Congresses
Economic geography--Congresses
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Washington, D.C. : World Bank ; [Bonn, Germany] : InWent/Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gGmbh, c2009
Series: Berlin Workshop series 2009
Berlin Workshop series 2009
LC Classification: H, HT
Physical Description: ix, 312 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction / Gudrun Kochendorfer-Lucius, Boris Pleskovic 1
Keynote Address / Indermit Gill 9
Keynote Address. Rethinking Economic Growth in a Globalizing World: An Economic Geography Lens / Anthony J. Venables 15
Keynote Address. Africa: Rethinking Growth and Regional Integration / Paul Collier 31
Pt. I. Macro Trends: Spatial Patterns of Economic Activity, Income, and Poverty
Spatial Patterns of Population and Economic Activity in the Developing World / Steven Haggblade 39
Some Stylized Facts about Rural Poverty and Geography and a Question for Policy / Peter Lanjouw 49
Pt. II. New Economic Geography and the Dynamics of Technological Change-Implications for Less-Developed Countries
New Economic Geography and Transportation Policies: The Case of Brazil / Eduardo Haddad 61
Spatial Disparities of Knowledge Absorption, Technological Change, and Prosperity: Theoretical Considerations and Empirical Evidence from China / Ingo Liefner 71
Pt. III. Perspectives: Rural-Urban Transformation - Leading, Lagging, and Interlinking Places
Comparative Competitiveness of Agriculture under a Multidimensional Disparity Development Process: A Narrative Analysis of Rural Development Issues in China / Mantang Cai 83
Economic Growth in Cities and Urban Networks / Frank Van Oort, Philip McCann 91
Pt. IV. Spatial Disparity and Labor Mobility
Can Investment in Human Capital Reduce Regional Disparities? Some Evidence for Spain / Angel de la Fuente Moreno 109
Family Migration: A Vehicle of Child Morbidity in the Informal Settlements of Nairobi City, Kenya? / Adama Konseiga 121
Remittances and Their Impact on the Macroeconomic Situation of and Financial Sector Development in the Kyrgyz Republic / Roman Mogilevsky, Aziz Atamanov 143
Pt. V. Africa-Rethinking Growth and Regional Integration
Spatial Development Patterns and Policy Responses: A South African Case Study / Hassen Mohamed 213
Geography and Regional Cooperation in Africa / Wim Naude 221
Pt. VI. Learning from Europe's Efforts at Integration and Convergence
The Role and Objectives of European Cohesion Policy / Nicola de Michelis 229
Learning from Europe's Efforts at Integration and Convergence: Lessons for Developing Countries' Integration Policies / Rolf J. Langhammer 233
The Geography of Inequalities in Europe / Philippe Martin 239
Pt. VII. Spatial Policy for Growth and Equity
Cohesion and Convergence: Synonyms or Two Different Notions? / Grzegorz Gorzelak 259
Regional Development as Self-Organized Converging Growth / Peter Nijkamp 265
Africans Need Not Miss Out on the Benefits of Globalization / Federico Bonaglia, Nicolas Pinaud, Lucia Wegner 283
Pt. VIII. Wrap-Up Discussion and Closing Remarks
Implications for WDR 2009 / Indermit Gill 289
The New World Bank Office in Berlin / Claudia von Monhart 291
Appendix 1. Program 293
Appendix 2. Participants 305
Additional Authors: Kochendörfer-Lucius, Gudrun
Pleskovic, Boris
Berlin Workshop (10th : 2007)
Notes: ISBN: 082137723X
ISBN: 9780821377239
ISBN: 9780821377987 (ebook)
ISBN: 0821377981 (ebook)
Includes bibliographical references
OCLC Number: 276221924
ISBN/ISSN: 082137723X