n IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers - Engines of growth - the changing role of cities in the global economy

Volume 13, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1607-520X



Cities will need bespoke strategies if they are to reap the benefits, and meet the challenges, brought by a rapidly changing global economy. That cities and their governments are becoming important global actors in their own right, both as facilitators of economic growth and as regulators, is confirmed by research conducted by economists such as Edward Glaeser, author of Triumph of the City, and business research outfits such as the McKinsey Global Institute and the Economist Intelligence Unit.

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