An Introduction to the Gross City Integral Development Index (GCID-Index)

15 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2018

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Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA)

Date Written: January 12, 2018

Abstract

This paper introduces an alternative indicator is entitled "The Gross City Integral Development Index (GCID-Index)." The GCID-Index calculation is based on the construction of the city integral sustainable development platform. Basically, the city integral sustainable development platform has a total of ten Main-Structures are follow by (i) Main Structure-1: Economic and Finances production and consumption of goods and services (Supply) income per capita distribution, savings ratio, public and private investment, inflation, banking; (ii) Main Structure-2: Social (social protection coverage); (iii) Main Structure-3: Political and Law, (iv) Main Structure-4: Technological; (v) Main Structure-5: Environment; (vi) Main Structure-6: Population, Labor, Education, and Training (demand and supply), immigration and migration, unemployment; (vii) Main Structure-7: infrastructure and housing (real states prices and transactions annually); (viii) Main Structure-8: Income and Poverty (formal and informal sector); (ix) Main Structure-9: Public Sector (public transportation supply, security, health, welfare programs, taxation); (x) Main Structure-10: Others (Historical, Customs, Habits, Religion, Values, and Anthropological). The objective of the GCID-Index is to offer policymakers a new analytical tool to study the impact and trend of the cities progress from a unique perspective. The GCID-Index application is not limited to the study of a select group of cities. The GCID-Index, in effect, is a flexible and straightforward indicator. The third part of this paper shows the result obtained in the application of GCID-Index at Tokyo, Japan. The period of study is from 2000 to 2019, the reason to select this short period is to observe the rapid changes of the city integral sustainable development platform in the mega-cities such as Tokyo, Japan.

Keywords: GCID-Index, GDP, multidimensional economic modeling, Tokyo, Econographicology

JEL Classification: O1, O10

Suggested Citation

Ruiz Estrada, Mario Arturo, An Introduction to the Gross City Integral Development Index (GCID-Index) (January 12, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3100793 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3100793

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