Somik V. Lall

World Bank

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Washington, DC 20433

United States

http://econ.worldbank.org/staff/slall

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Scholarly Papers (41)

1.

Rural-Urban Migration in Developing Countries: A Survey of Theoretical Predictions and Empirical Findings

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3915
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 26 Jul 2006
Somik V. Lall, Harris Selod and Zmarak Shalizi
World Bank, National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and World Bank - Research Department
Downloads 2,181 (2,710)
Citation 10

Abstract:

Rural Urban Migration, Survey Paper

2.

Agglomeration, Transport, and Regional Development in Indonesia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3477
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Jan 2005
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank - Indonesia Resident Mission, World Bank and World Bank - Research Department
Downloads 601 (28,318)
Citation 8

Abstract:

Infrastructure, Industry, Urban, Development

3.

Urban Poverty and Transport: The Case of Mumbai

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3683
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 13 Sep 2005
World Bank, World Bank Group, University of Maryland - Department of Economics, World Bank and University of Maryland
Downloads 415 (43,933)
Citation 4

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Diversity Matters: The Economic Geography of Industry Location in India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3072
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Somik V. Lall, Jun Koo and Sanjoy Chakravorty
World Bank, Cleveland State University - Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs and Temple University - Department of Geography and Urban Studies
Downloads 313 (79,984)
Citation 6

Abstract:

Diversity Matters - The Economic Geography of Industry Location in India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3072
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 19 Apr 2017
Somik V. Lall
World Bank
Downloads 28 (423,060)
Citation 6

Abstract:

Banks & Banking Reform, Water and Industry, Environmental Economics & Policies, Economic Theory & Research, Municipal Financial Management

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Policy Reform, Economic Growth, and the Digital Divide:An Econometric Analysis

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2567
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David Wheeler, Susmita Dasgupta and Somik V. Lall
World Bank - Policy Research Department, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
Downloads 273 (85,405)
Citation 12

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The Impact of Business Environment and Economic Geography on Plant-Level Productivity: An Analysis of Indian Industry

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3664
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 10 Aug 2005
Somik V. Lall and Taye Mengistae
World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 249 (79,624)
Citation 6

Abstract:

Productivity, business environment, economic geography, firm location

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Business Environment, Clustering, and Industry Location: Evidence from Indian Cities

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3675
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Aug 2005
Somik V. Lall and Taye Mengistae
World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 228 (99,521)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Business environment, agglomeration & clustering, firm location, industry

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Metropolitan Industrial Clusters: Patterns and Processes

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3073
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Sanjoy Chakravorty, Jun Koo and Somik V. Lall
Temple University - Department of Geography and Urban Studies, Cleveland State University - Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs and World Bank
Downloads 225 (98,301)

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Location, Concentration, and Performance of Economic Activity in Brazil

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3268
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Somik V. Lall, Richard Funderburg and Tito Yepes
World Bank, University of California, Irvine and World Bank
Downloads 217 (104,680)
Citation 9

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Agglomeration Economies and Productivity in Indian Industry

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2663
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Somik V. Lall, Zmarak Shalizi and Uwe Deichmann
World Bank, World Bank - Research Department and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 213 (105,559)
Citation 23

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Citation 11

Determinants of City Growth in Brazil

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3723
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 14 Oct 2005
DIRUR, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada, Brasilia, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), World Bank and Brown University
Downloads 169 (149,827)
Citation 11

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Determinants of City Growth in Brazil

NBER Working Paper No. w11585
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 19 Oct 2005 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2010
DIRUR, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada, Brasilia, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), World Bank and Brown University
Downloads 36 (387,844)
Citation 11

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Location and Welfare in Cities: Impacts of Policy Interventions on the Urban Poor

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3318
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Indian School of Business, World Bank, World Bank and World Bank - Research Department
Downloads 174 (130,814)
Citation 1

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Valuing Water for Chinese Industries: A Marginal Productivity Assessment

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2236
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Somik V. Lall and Hua Wang
World Bank and World Bank - Infrastructure and Environment Team
Downloads 168 (142,995)
Citation 4

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14.

Examining the Growth Patterns of Brazilian Cities

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3724
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 Oct 2005
DIRUR, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada, Brasilia, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), World Bank and Brown University
Downloads 167 (138,103)
Citation 7

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Information-Based Instruments for Improved Urban Management

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3002
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Uwe Deichmann, Somik V. Lall, Pragya Rajoria and Ajay Suri
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 165 (145,157)
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Are You Satisfied? Citizen Feedback and Delivery of Urban Services

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3070
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Uwe Deichmann and Somik V. Lall
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
Downloads 155 (147,502)
Citation 3

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Regional Subsidies and Industrial Prospects of Lagging Regions

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3843
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 26 Jul 2006
Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA), World Bank and Duke University - Department of Economics
Downloads 89 (246,185)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Regional subsidies, lagging regions, Brazil

Regional Subsidies and Industrial Prospects of Lagging Regions

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3843
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Somik V. Lall and Christopher Timmins
World Bank and Duke University - Department of Economics
Downloads 65 (296,996)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Economic Theory & Research, Scientific Research & Science Parks, Science Education, Technology Industry, Private Participation in Infrastructure

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Valuing Access to Water - A Spatial Hedonic Approach Applied to Indian Cities

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4533
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
Downloads 149 (154,576)

Abstract:

Town Water Supply and Sanitation, Housing &Human Habitats, Water Supply and Sanitation Governance and Institutions, Water and Industry, Water Use

19.

Economic Structure, Productivity, and Infrastructure Quality in Southern Mexico

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2900
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Uwe Deichmann, Marianne Fay, Jun Koo and Somik V. Lall
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank, Cleveland State University - Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs and World Bank
Downloads 140 (159,603)
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Urbanization and Productivity: Evidence from Turkish Provinces Over the Period 1980-2000

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4327
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Souleymane Coulibaly, Uwe Deichmann and Somik V. Lall
World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
Downloads 136 (161,313)

Abstract:

E-Business, Population Policies, Municipal Financial Management, Economic Theory & Research

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Economic Geography: Real or Hype?

World Bank Policy Research Paper No. 3465
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 04 Jan 2005
Jun Koo and Somik V. Lall
Cleveland State University - Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs and World Bank
Downloads 117 (194,654)
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Household Savings and Residential Mobility in Informal Settlements

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3596
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 24 Jun 2005
Somik V. Lall, Uwe Deichmann and Ajay Suri
World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
Downloads 115 (191,049)
Citation 3

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Perspectives on the Sources of Heterogeneity in Indian Industry

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2496
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Somik V. Lall and G. Chris Rodrigo
World Bank and IMF - Research Department
Downloads 98 (230,821)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Asia, India, industry, technical efficiency, spatial analysis

Perspectives on the Sources of Heterogeneity in Indian Industry

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2496
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Somik V. Lall and G. Chris Rodrigo
World Bank and IMF - Research Department
Downloads 8 (536,710)
Citation 4

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Water and Industry, Environmental Economics & Policies, Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Banks & Banking Reform, Economic Theory & Research

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Urbanization and Housing Investment

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7110
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Somik V. Lall, Basab Dasgupta and Nancy Lozano-Gracia
World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 93 (239,151)

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Urban Housing, Municipal Management and Reform, Urban Housing and Land Settlements, Urban Governance and Management, Land and Real Estate Development

Urbanization and Housing Investment

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 115004
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 16 May 2017
Basab Dasgupta, Somik V. Lall and Nancy Lozano Gracia
World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 7 (542,055)

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Services & Transfers to Poor, Housing Finance, Disability, Non Bank Financial Institutions, Economic Assistance, Access of Poor to Social Services, Capital Markets and Capital Flows

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Tenure, Diversity, and Commitment: Community Participation for Urban Service Provision

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2862
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 95 (220,203)
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Leveraging Land to Enable Urban Transformation: Lessons from Global Experience

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6312
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank, World Bank, University of California, Berkeley and World Bank - Economic Development Institute
Downloads 91 (166,051)

Abstract:

Public Sector Management and Reform, Public Sector Economics, Municipal Financial Management, Regional Governance, Urban Governance and Management

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Assessing Benefits of Slum Upgrading Programs in Second Best Settings

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 26 Jul 2006
Basab Dasgupta and Somik V. Lall
World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 86 (239,117)

Abstract:

Slum upgrading, preexisting distortions, second best policies

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What are Public Services Worth, and to Whom? Non-Parametric Estimation of Capitalization in Pune

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3924
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 26 Jul 2006
Somik V. Lall and Mattias K.A. Lundberg
World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 80 (255,245)
Citation 1

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Value of Public Services, Urban Household Surveys

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Connecting Lagging and Leading Regions: The Role of Labor Mobility

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4843
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Somik V. Lall, Christopher Timmins and Shouyue Yu
World Bank, Duke University - Department of Economics and Duke University
Downloads 71 (257,147)
Citation 1

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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Population Policies, Banks & Banking Reform, Labor Policies, Access to Finance

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Density and Disasters: Economics of Urban Hazard Risk

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5161
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Somik V. Lall and Uwe Deichmann
World Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 70 (259,109)
Citation 1

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Banks & Banking Reform, Environmental Economics & Policies, Hazard Risk Management, Urban Housing, Labor Policies

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Identifying Spatial Efficiency-Equity Tradeoffs in Territorial Development Policies : Evidence from Uganda

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4966
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Somik V. Lall, Elizabeth Schroeder and Emily Schmidt
World Bank, Oregon State University - Department of Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 68 (259,109)
Citation 1

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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, E-Business, Banks & Banking Reform, Non Bank Financial Institutions, Economic Theory & Research

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Assessing Benefits of Slum Upgrading Programs in Second-Best Settings

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3993
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Somik V. Lall and Basab Dasgupta
World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 68 (273,277)

Abstract:

Banks & Banking Reform, Urban Housing, Urban Slums Upgrading, Urban Services to the Poor, Economic Theory & Research

33.

Explaining High Transport Costs within Malawi - Bad Roads or Lack of Trucking Competition?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5133
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank, Brown University and University of Leeds
Downloads 58 (242,605)
Citation 1

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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Rural Roads & Transport, Roads & Highways, Banks & Banking Reform, Rural Transport

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Shelter from the Storm -- But Disconnected from Jobs: Lessons from Urban South Africa on the Importance of Coordinating Housing and Transport Policies

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6173
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank and Private Consultant
Downloads 26 (394,875)

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Housing & Human Habitats, Urban Housing, Municipal Housing and Land, Real Estate Development, Land and Real Estate Development

Industrial Location and Spatial Inequality: Theory and Evidence from India

Review of Development Economics, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 47-68, February 2005
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 05 Feb 2005
Somik V. Lall and Sanjoy Chakravorty
World Bank and Temple University - Department of Geography and Urban Studies
Downloads 23 (450,228)
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Industrial Location and Spatial Inequality: Theory and Evidence from India

Review of Development Economics, Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 47-68, 2005
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 29 Jan 2016
Somik V. Lall and Sanjoy Chakravorty
World Bank and Temple University - Department of Geography and Urban Studies
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The Morphology of African Cities

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7911
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 12 Dec 2016
Independent, World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 0 (342,453)

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Urban Governance and Management, National Urban Development Policies & Strategies, Urban Partnerships & Poverty, Regional Urban Development, Urban Housing and Land Settlements, Geographical Information Systems, City to City Alliances, Urban Economics, Urban Communities, ICT Applications, Land Information Systems, Peri-Urban Communities, Municipal Management and Reform, Earth Sciences & GIS, Urban Economic Development, Urban Housing

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Matchmaking in Nairobi: The Role of Land Use

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7904
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Dec 2016
Paolo Avner and Somik V. Lall
CIRED, International Research Center on Environment & Development, France and World Bank
Downloads 0 (387,028)

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City Development Strategies, Urban Governance and Management, Municipal Management and Reform

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Jobs in the City: Explaining Urban Spatial Structure in Kampala

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7655
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 28 Apr 2016
Arti Grover Goswami and Somik V. Lall
World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 0 (342,453)

Abstract:

Urban Housing and Land Settlements, Urban Slums Upgrading, Labor Policies, Health Systems Development & Reform, Transport Economics Policy & Planning

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Jobs and Land Use within Cities: A Survey of Theory, Evidence, and Policy

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7453
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Arti Grover Goswami and Somik V. Lall
World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 0 (217,270)

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Urban Economic Development, Industrial Economics, Marketing, Regional Urban Development, Pro-Poor Growth, Economic Growth, City to City Alliances, Urban Communities, Equity and Development, Achieving Shared Growth, National Urban Development Policies & Strategies, Employment and Shared Growth, Private Sector Development Law, Economic Theory & Research, Urban Economics, Private Sector Economics

40.

Is Living in African Cities Expensive?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7641
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 0 (345,491)

Abstract:

Food Security, Urban Partnerships & Poverty, Urban Poverty, Peri-Urban Communities, Nutrition, Economic Services to the Urban Poor

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Industrial Location in Developing Countries

The World Bank Research Observer, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 219-246, 2008
Posted: 08 Aug 2008
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank, Princeton University and University of Oxford

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