Esteban Rossi-Hansberg is a Professor of Economics in the Economics Department and Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. He performs research in macroeconomics, international trade, and urban economics. His research focuses on the internal structure of cities, the distribution of economic activity in space, economic growth and the size distribution of cities, the effect of offshoring on wage inequality, the role on information technology on wages and organisation, and firm dynamics and the size distribution of firms. Rossi-Hansberg was a faculty member in the Economics Department at Stanford University. He is a faculty associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and his research receives support from the National Science Foundation. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
India’s spatial disparities: Have big cities become too congested?
17 Jan 2014
A key driver of the Indian economy is its rapidly growing service sector. This column compares the spatial growth pattern of the sector in India and other countries. It is found that while in US and Europe, the service sector is becoming increasing concentrated in medium-sized locations, high-density locations in India such as Mumbai and Chennai continue to attract more service sector jobs, causing congestion.
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