On agglomeration economies and optimal migration

Vibhooti Shukla, Oded Stark

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In this paper we identify socially optimal levels of rural-to-urban migration. After identifying the reason that private actions do not add up to the social optimum, we offer an analysis of instruments which could confer efficiency gains by closing the gap between the privately efficient and socially optimal urban concentrations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-300
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes


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