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Are Politics and Geography Related? Evidence from a Cross-Section of Capital Cities

Dascher, Kristof



Abstract

With a few prominent exceptions, a capital city is typically alsothe biggest city of its country. This might suggest that a capitalcity is more attractive than other cities because of thecapital city function. In the paper, we test this hypothesis bylooking at employment growth in a sample of capital cities.Employment growth might indicate outmigration from the politicalhinterland and immigration ...

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