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Replication data for: "Cities in Bad Shape: Urban Geometry in India"

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V0
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Creator
  • Harari, Mariaflavia (University of Pennsylvania. The Wharton School)
Publication Date
2020-07-23
Description
  • Abstract

    The spatial layout of cities is an important feature of urban form, highlighted by urban planners but overlooked by economists. This paper investigates the causal economic implications of city shape in India. I measure cities’ geometric properties over time using satellite imagery and historical maps. I develop an instrument for urban shape based on geographic obstacles encountered by expanding cities. Compact city shape is associated with faster population growth and households display positive willingness to pay for more compact layouts. Transit accessibility is an important channel. Land use regulations can contribute to deteriorating city shape.
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    DOI: 10.3886/E116003V1
Publications
  • Harari, Mariaflavia. “Cities in Bad Shape: Urban Geometry in India.” American Economic Review, n.d.

Update Metadata: 2020-07-23 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-07-23

Harari, Mariaflavia (2020): Replication data for: "Cities in Bad Shape: Urban Geometry in India". Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116003