Urbanisation Hub

Eltjo Buringh
Much of the recent work done by economists and economic historians analyzing long-term trends in the world economy has used urbanization as a proxy for economic development, and has analyzed data on the number and size of cities and/or the urbanization ratio as measures of the economic success of regions and countries. Estimates of the size of cities are indeed among the few more or less reliable data available for the pre-industrial age, making it...
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