Uwe Deichmann
World Bank
Urban economicsEconomicsPopulationUrbanizationEconomic growth
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#1Laura H. AtuestaH-Index: 5
Last. Uwe Deichmann (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
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Location is one of the main characteristics households consider when buying a property or deciding where to live, since it determines accessibility to employment subcenters and public transport stations. Using a geographically-referenced data set on new housing developments, this paper estimates how households value accessibility in Mexico City. The results are shown considering road accessibility to formal employment subcenters (private accessibility) and distance to the main public transport s...
#1Uwe Deichmann (World Bank)H-Index: 27
#2Anna Reuter (GAU: University of Göttingen)H-Index: 2
Last. Fan Zhang (World Bank)H-Index: 3
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This paper revisits the relationship between energy intensity and economic growth, using a flexible piecewise linear regression model. Based on a panel data set of 137 economies during 1990-2014, the analysis identifies a threshold effect of income growth on energy intensity change: although energy intensity is negatively correlated with income growth throughout the entire sample and study period, the declining rate significantly slows by more than 30 percent after the level of per capita income...
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#1Uwe DeichmannH-Index: 27
#2Anna ReuterH-Index: 2
Last. Fan ZhangH-Index: 3
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#1J. Vernon Henderson (LSE: London School of Economics and Political Science)H-Index: 52
#2Adam Storeygard (Tufts University)H-Index: 14
Last. Uwe Deichmann (World Bank)H-Index: 27
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This paper documents strong but differentiated links between climate and urbanization in large panels of districts and cities in Sub-Saharan Africa, which has dried substantially in the past fifty years. The key dimension of heterogeneity is whether cities are likely to have manufacturing for export outside their regions, as opposed to being exclusively market towns providing local services to agricultural hinterlands. In regions where cities are likely to be manufacturing centers (25% of our sa...
49 CitationsSource
#1Claudia BergH-Index: 3
#2Uwe DeichmannH-Index: 27
Last. Harris SelodH-Index: 17
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This survey reviews the current state of the economic literature, assessing the impact of transportinvestments and policies on growth, inclusion, and sustainability in a developing country context. It also discusses the specific implementation challenges of transport interventions in developing countries.
#1Uwe Deichmann (World Bank)H-Index: 27
#2Aparajita Goyal (World Bank)H-Index: 10
Last. Deepak Mishra (World Bank)H-Index: 6
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Mobile phones and the internet have significantly affected practically all sectors of the economy, and agriculture is no exception. Building on a recent World Bank flagship report, this paper introduces a concise framework for describing the main benefits from new information and communications technologies. They promote greater inclusion in the broader economy, raise efficiency by complementing other production factors, and foster innovation by dramatically reducing transaction costs. The paper...
42 CitationsSource
#1Deepak MishraH-Index: 6
#2Uwe DeichmannH-Index: 27
Digital technologies have spread rapidly in much of the world. Digital dividends—that is, the broader development benefits from using these technologies—have lagged behind. In many instances, digital technologies have boosted growth, expanded opportunities, and improved service delivery. Yet their aggregate impact has fallen short and is unevenly distributed. For digital technologies to benefit everyone everywhere requires closing the remaining digital divide, especially in internet access. But ...
198 Citations
#1Claudia N. Berg (World Bank)H-Index: 6
#1Claudia Berg (World Bank)H-Index: 3
Last. Harris Selod (World Bank)H-Index: 17
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This survey reviews the current state of the economic literature, assessing the impact of transport policies on growth, inclusion, and sustainability in a developing country context. The findings are summarized and methodologies are critically assessed, especially those dealing with endogeneity issues in empirical studies. The specific implementation challenges of transport policies in developing countries are discussed.
25 CitationsSource
#1Maarten Bosker (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 14
#2Uwe Deichmann (World Bank)H-Index: 27
Last. Mark Roberts (World Bank)H-Index: 6
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China has used two main spatial policies to shape its geographic patterns of development: restricted labor mobility through the Hukou residential registration system and massive infrastructure investment, notably a 96,000 kilometer national expressway network. This paper develops a structural new economic geography model to examine the impacts of these policies. Fitting the model to available data allows simulating counterfactual scenarios comparing each policy’s respective impact on regional ec...
11 CitationsSource
#1Maarten BoskerH-Index: 14
#2Uwe DeichmannH-Index: 27
Last. Mark RobertsH-Index: 14
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