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Author Fujita, Masahisa.

Title The spatial economy : cities, regions and international trade / Masahisa Fujita, Paul Krugman, Anthony J. Venables
Published Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT Press, [1999]


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Description xiii, 367 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- I. Some Intellectual Background. 2. Antecedents I: Urban Economics. 3. Antecedents II: Regional Science -- II. Labor Mobility and Regional Development. 4. The Dixit-Stiglitz Model of Monopolistic Competition and Its Spatial Implications. 5. Core and Periphery. 6. Many Regions and Continuous Space. 7. Agricultural Transport Costs -- III. The Urban System. 8. Spatial Models of Urban Systems: A Heuristic Introduction. 9. The Monocentric Economy. 10. The Emergence of New Cities. 11. Evolution of a Hierarchical Urban System. 12. An Empirical Digression: The Sizes of Cities. 13. Ports, Transportation Hubs, and City Location -- IV. International Trade. 14. International Specialization. 15. Economic Development and the Spread of Industry. 16. Industrial Clustering. 17. A Seamless World. 18. External Trade and Internal Geography. 19. The Way Forward
Summary "Since 1990 there has been a renaissance of theoretical and empirical work on the spatial aspects of the economy - that is, where economic activity occurs and why. Using new tools - in particular, modeling techniques developed to analyze industrial organization, international trade, and economic growth - this "new economic geography" has emerged as one of the most exciting areas of contemporary economics."--BOOK JACKET. "The authors show how seemingly disparate models reflect a few basic themes, and in so doing they develop a common "grammar" for discussing a variety of issues. They show how a common approach that emphasizes the three-way interaction among increasing returns, transportation costs, and the movement of productive factors can be applied to a wide range of issues in urban, regional, and international economics."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [351]-356) and index
Subject Economic geography.
International trade.
Regional economics.
Space in economics.
Urban economics.
Author Krugman, Paul R.
Venables, Anthony.
LC no. 99010744
ISBN 0262062046 (hc. : alk. paper)
0262561476 (paperback)