Quotation Grafeneder-Weissteiner, Theresa, Prettner, Klaus, Südekum, Jens. 2020. Three pillars of urbanization: migration, aging, and growth. De Economist. 168 259-278.




Economic development in industrialized countries is characterized by rising per capita GDP, increasing life expectancy, and an ever greater share of the population living in cities. We explain this pattern within a regional innovation-driven economic growth model with labor mobility and a demographic structure of overlapping generations. The model shows a natural tendency for core–periphery structures to emerge in modern knowledge-based economies.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal De Economist
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title Three pillars of urbanization: migration, aging, and growth
Volume 168
Year 2020
Page from 259
Page to 278
Reviewed? Y
URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10645-020-09356-z
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10645-020-09356-z
Open Access N


Prettner, Klaus (Details)
Grafeneder-Weissteiner, Theresa (University of Vienna, Austria)
Südekum, Jens (Düsseldorf, Germany)
Department of Economics (Crespo Cuaresma) (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5371 Macroeconomics (Details)
5404 Demography (Details)
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