We thank the editor, two anonymous referees, and participants at the conference “Nations and Regions after the Great Recession” at Erasmus University Rotterdam for helpful comments.
THE SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT OF INDIA†
Article first published online: 23 DEC 2013
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Journal of Regional Science
Special Issue: Local Consequences of Global Production Processes
Volume 55, Issue 1, pages 10–30, January 2015
How to Cite
Desmet, K., Ghani, E., O'Connell, S. and Rossi-Hansberg, E. (2015), THE SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT OF INDIA. Journal of Regional Science, 55: 10–30. doi: 10.1111/jors.12100
- Issue published online: 12 JAN 2015
- Article first published online: 23 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: SEP 2013
- Manuscript Revised: JUL 2013
- Manuscript Received: MAR 2013
This paper studies the recent spatial development of India. Services, and to a lesser extent manufacturing, are increasingly concentrating in high-density clusters. This stands in contrast with the United States, where in the last decades services have tended to grow fastest in medium-density locations, such as Silicon Valley. India's experience is not common to all fast-growing developing economies. The spatial growth pattern of China looks more similar to that in the United States than to that of India. Our findings suggest that certain frictions are keeping medium-density places in India from growing faster.