About the Author
Andrew Hamer, a principal economist with the World Bank, was part of the original Bank team responsible for most of the urban economics research conducted in developing countries, and has published extensively on urban location in Latin America. Now working on urban problems in China and Africa, Dr. Hamer has been an important analyst of international agencies' urban policies.
Andrew Morrison, an assistant professor of economics at Tulane University, has worked extensively on labor market issues in developing countries. In addition to his work on Africa, he has published articles on labor market structure, migration and urbanization in Latin America. Dr. Morrison is the first economist to quantify the GNP effects of interregional migration; for this work the Population Association of America honored him with the Dorothy Thomas Award in 1988.
Table of ContentsAfrican Economic Development and Urbanization
Urban Centers in African Economics
African City Systems and Urban Growth
The Role of Migration in African Urbanization
Employment Growth and the Wage Structure in Urban Africa
Neoclassical Models of Urbanization and Competing Paradigms
Development Policies from an Urban Perspective: Strategies for the Future