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Agglomeration and the adjustment of the spatial economy

Combes, Pierre Philippe, Duranton, Gilles and Overman, Henry G. (2005) Agglomeration and the adjustment of the spatial economy. Papers in Regional Science, 84 (3). pp. 311-349. ISSN 1056-8190

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1435-5957.2005.00038.x


We consider the literature on urban systems and New Economic Geography to examine questions concerning agglomeration and how areas respond to shocks to the economic environment. We first propose a diagrammatic framework to compare the two approaches. We then use this framework to study a number of extensions and to consider several policy relevant issues.

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Additional Information: © 2005 RSAI
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD100 Land Use
JEL classification: R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R0 - General > R00 - General
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R5 - Regional Government Analysis > R58 - Regional Development Policy
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2013 10:28
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2021 18:07

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