Farther on down the Road: Transport Costs, Trade and Urban Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa.Storeygard, Adam.
This article investigates the role of intercity transport costs in determining the income of sub-Saharan African cities. In particular, focusing on fifteen countries whose largest city is a port, I find that an oil price increase of the magnitude experienced between 2002 and 2008 induces the income of cities near that port to increase by 7% relative to otherwise identical cities 500 km farther awa... read more
- Urbanization--Africa, Sub-Saharan.
- Tufts University. Department of Economics.
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- This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in the Review of Economic Studies following peer review. The version of record: Adam Storeygard; Farther on down the Road: Transport Costs, Trade and Urban Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa. Rev Econ Stud 2016; 83 (3): 1263-1295. is available online at https://doi.org/10.1093/restud/rdw020.