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Economists as geographers and geographers as something else: on the changing conception of distance in geography and economics

Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés (2011) Economists as geographers and geographers as something else: on the changing conception of distance in geography and economics. Journal of Economic Geography, 11 (2). pp. 347-356. ISSN 1468-2702

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Identification Number: 10.1093/jeg/lbq034

Abstract

In the lifetime of the Journal of Economic Geography geographers and economists have followed diverging paths to the study of the location of economic activity which, paradoxically, have resulted in very similar spatial configurations: a world dominated by large metropoli, where intermediate and peripheral spaces tend to matter less and less. These similar outcomes hide, however, different explanations and lead to different and contradictory policies. Such a situation raises both important questions and highlights the limitations of narrowly-defined disciplinary approaches, calling for a greater interaction between the two disciplines. © The Author (2010). Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://joeg.oxfordjournals.org/
Additional Information: © 2010 The Author
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2010 12:50
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2011 09:02
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/30870

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