Has climate change driven urbanization in Africa?.

Storeygard, Adam.

Henderson, J. Vernon.

Deichmann, Uwe.


  • 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 ... read more
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  • Henderson, J. Vernon, Adam Storeygard, and Uwe Deichmann. "Has Climate Change Driven Urbanization in Africa?" Journal of Development Economics 124 (January 2017): 60-82. doi:10.1016/j.jdeveco.2016.09.001.
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