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The New Introduction to Geographical Economics

Gebonden Engels 2009 9780521875325
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Geographical economics starts from the observation that economic activity is clearly not randomly distributed across space. This revised and updated introduction to geographical economics uses the modern tools of economic theory to explain the who, why and where of the location of economic activity. The text provides an integrated, first-principles introduction to geographical economics for advanced undergraduate students and first-year graduate students, and has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect important developments in the field, including new chapters on alternative core models and policy implications. It presents a truly global analysis of issues in geographical economics using case studies from all over the world, including North America, Europe, Africa and Australasia, and contains many computer simulations and end-of chapter exercises to encourage learning and understanding through application.


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Uitgever:Cambridge University Press


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List of figures; List of tables; List of boxes; List of technical notes; Preface to the new edition; Part I. Introduction: 1. A first look at geography, trade, and development; 2. Geography and economic theory; Part II. Core Models and Empirical Evidence: 3. The core model of geographical economics; 4. Beyond the core model: solutions, simulations and extensions; 5. Agglomeration, the home market effect and spatial wages; 6. Shocks, free-ness of trade, and stability; Part III. Applications and Extensions: 7. Cities and congestion: economies of scale, urban systems and Zipf's Law; 8. Agglomeration and international business; 9. The structure of international trade; 10. Dynamics, growth and geography; Part IV. Policy and Evaluation: 11. The policy implications of geographical economics; 12. Criticism and the value added of geographical economics; References; Index.

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