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New Economic Geography

Edited by J. Vernon Henderson, Department of Geography and Environment, The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
This volume contains the key innovative papers in economic geography, encompassing work on core-periphery structures of countries and on systems of cities. It includes theory papers on core-periphery structures, on urban systems and industrial urban structures, and on the dynamics of evolution of urban and industrial concentrations. It also includes empirical work, starting with a more recent literature based on the new economic geography, as well as key empirical papers on agglomeration economies, spatial concentration, and urban evolution.
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Publication Date: 2005
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Economic Geography
  • Regional Economics
  • Geography
  • Economic Geography
This volume contains the key innovative papers in economic geography, encompassing work on core-periphery structures of countries and on systems of cities. It includes theory papers on core-periphery structures, on urban systems and industrial urban structures, and on the dynamics of evolution of urban and industrial concentrations. It also includes empirical work, starting with a more recent literature based on the new economic geography, as well as key empirical papers on agglomeration economies, spatial concentration, and urban evolution.

This insightful volume highlights the achievement of economic geography in recent years as well as providing strong econometric evidence to substantiate theoretical developments. It will be invaluable to researchers and practitioners alike.
23 articles, dating from 1990 to 2003
Contributors include: W.B. Arthur, J. Eaton, G. Ellison, M. Fujita, E. Glaeser, P. Krugman, W. Strange, J. Thisse, T. Venables
Contents:
Acknowledgements
Introduction J. Vernon Henderson
PART I THE ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY OF REGIONS
1. Paul Krugman (1991), ‘Increasing Returns and Economic Geography’
2. Anthony J. Venables (1996), ‘Equilibrium Locations of Vertically Linked Industries’
3. Diego Puga (1999), ‘The Rise and Fall of Regional Inequalities’
4. Gianmarco Ottaviano, Takatoshi Tabuchi and Jacques-François Thisse (2002), ‘Agglomeration and Trade Revisited’
5. Masahisa Fujita and Jacques-François Thisse (2003), ‘Does Geographical Agglomeration Foster Economic Growth? And Who Gains and Loses From It?’
PART II SYSTEMS OF CITIES
6. Robert W. Helsley and William C. Strange (1990), ‘Matching and Agglomeration Economies in a System of Cities’
7. Vernon Henderson and Randy Becker (2000), ‘Political Economy of City Sizes and Formation’
8. Gilles Duranton and Diego Puga (2001), ‘Nursery Cities: Urban Diversity, Process Innovation, and the Life Cycle of Products’
9. Duncan Black and Vernon Henderson (1999), ‘A Theory of Urban Growth’
10. Masahisa Fujita, Paul Krugman and Tomoya Mori (1999), ‘On the Evolution of Hierarchical Urban Systems’
PART III OTHER APPROACHES TO GEOGRAPHY AND AGGLOMERATION
11. W. Brian Arthur (1990), ‘“Silicon Valley” Locational Clusters: When Do Increasing Returns Imply Monopoly?’
12. Xavier Gabaix (1999), ‘Zipf’s Law for Cities: An Explanation’
PART IV ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY AND EMPIRICS
13. Gordon H. Hanson (1997), ‘Increasing Returns, Trade and the Regional Structure of Wages’
14. Donald R. Davis and David E. Weinstein (2003), ‘Market Access, Economic Geography and Comparative Advantage: An Empirical Test’
15. Francesco Caselli and Wilbur John Coleman II (2001), ‘The U.S. Structural Transformation and Regional Convergence: A Reinterpretation’
16. Donald R. Davis and David E. Weinstein (2002), ‘Bones, Bombs, and Break Points: The Geography of Economic Activity’
PART V URBAN SCALE ECONOMIES, AND INDUSTRIAL CONCENTRATION
17. Adam B. Jaffe, Manuel Trajtenberg and Rebecca Henderson (1993), ‘Geographic Localization of Knowledge Spillovers as Evidenced by Patent Citations’
18. Glenn Ellison and Edward L. Glaeser (1997), ‘Geographic Concentration in U.S. Manufacturing Industries: A Dartboard Approach’
19. J. Vernon Henderson (2003), ‘Marshall’s Scale Economies’
20. Stuart S. Rosenthal and William C. Strange (2003), ‘Geography, Industrial Organization, and Agglomeration’
PART VI SYSTEMS OF CITIES EVIDENCE
21. Jonathan Eaton and Zvi Eckstein (1997), ‘Cities and Growth: Theory and Evidence from France and Japan’
22. Duncan Black and Vernon Henderson (2003), ‘Urban Evolution in the USA’
23. Yannis M. Ioannides and Henry G. Overman (2003), ‘Zipf’s Law for Cities: An Empirical Examination’
Name Index