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Author Moomaw, Ronald L. ♦ Alwosabi, Mohammed A.
Source EconStor
Content type Text
Publisher ZEI
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Economics
Subject Keyword Großstadt ♦ Bevölkerungswachstum ♦ Wirtschaftswachstum ♦ Schätzung ♦ Asien ♦ Amerika
Abstract This paper tests the relationship between primacy and economic development for countries in Asia and the Americas. It tests explanations for primacy drawn from several social-science disciplines--demography, economics, geography, political science, and sociology. The study is one of the first to use panel-data estimators for the tests. Economic and domestic political variables are found to be important determinants of primacy. In particular, rent-seeking and dictatorial governments are associated with primacy, but the association exists independent of the level of economic development. The implication from dependency and world-system theories that current international economic interactions promote primacy is not supported. It also examines the hypothesis that primacy first increases and then decreases with GDP per capita.
Part of series ZEI working paper xB 19-2003
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2003-01-01
Publisher Place Bonn
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