An Introduction to Geographical Economics
Trade, Location and Growth
- Steven Brakman, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands
- Harry Garretsen, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands
- Charles van Marrewijk, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
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The need for a better understanding of the role location plays in economic life was first and most famously made explicit by Bertil Ohlin in 1933. However it is only recently, with the development of computer packages able to handle complex systems, as well as advances in economic theory (in particular an increased understanding of returns to scale and imperfect competition), that Ohlin's vision has been met and a framework developed which explains the distribution of economic activity across space. This book is an integrated, non-mathematical, first-principles textbook presenting geographical economics to advanced students. Never avoiding advanced concepts, its emphasis is on examples, diagrams, and empirical evidence, making it the ideal starting point prior to monographic and journal material. Contains copious computer simulation exercises, available in book and electronic format to encourage learning and understanding through application. Uses case study material from North America, Europe, Africa and Australasia.Read more
- Reader-friendly, integrated, non-mathematical, first-principles textbook presenting one of the fastest growing and important subjects in modern economics
- Contains copious computer simulation exercises, available in book and electronic format, to encourage learning and understanding through application
- Truly international using case study material from North America, Europe, Africa and Australasia
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- Date Published: January 2005
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511034060
- contains: 48 tables
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
1. A first look at geography, trade and development
2. Geography and economic theory
3. The core model of geographical economics
4. Solutions and simulations
5. Geographical economics and empirical evidence
6. Refinements and extensions
7. Cities and congestion: the economics of Zipf's Law
8. Agglomeration and international business
9. The structure of international trade
10. Dynamics and economic growth
11. The policy implications and value added of geographical economics
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