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Publications [#237933] of Charles M. Becker

Journal Articles

  1. Becker, CM; Mills, ES; Williamson, JG, Dynamics of rural-urban migration in India: 1960-1981., Indian Journal of Quantitative Economics, vol. 2 no. 1 (January, 1986), pp. 1-43
    (last updated on 2020/08/06)

    Abstract:
    "This paper analyzes a multi-sectoral simulation model of the Indian economy designed to isolate the sources of Indian economic growth and urbanization since 1960. The model shares many common traits with other computable general equilibrium (CGE) simulation models, and its underlying framework is neoclassical. The model stresses spatial issues so that it can provide predictions on rural/urban labor demands, and hence on migration flows. The central issue we seek to evaluate is whether a neoclassical development paradigm can explain adequately the somewhat paradoxical patterns of urbanization and economic growth observed in India since 1960. Our conclusion is a qualified, affirmative response, based on the model's ability to replicate key macroeconomic variables."


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