The New Introduction to Geographical Economics

This revised and updated introduction to geographical economics explains the who, why and where of the location of economic activity.

Author: Steven Brakman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521875325

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 568

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This revised and updated introduction to geographical economics explains the who, why and where of the location of economic activity.

An Introduction to Geographical and Urban Economics

This up-to-date third edition provides an accessible introduction to urban and geographical economics using real world examples and key models.

Author: Steven Brakman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108418492

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 398

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This up-to-date third edition provides an accessible introduction to urban and geographical economics using real world examples and key models.

An Introduction to Geographical Economics

The text provides an integrated, first-principles introduction to geographical economics for advanced undergraduate students and first-year graduate students, and has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect important developments in ...

Author: Steven Brakman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0511202229

Category: Economic geography

Page: 376

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An Introduction to Geographical Economics

This book is an integrated, non-mathematical, first-principles textbook presenting geographical economics to advanced students.

Author: Steven Brakman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521779677

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

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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.

An Introduction to Geographical and Urban Economics

The authors provide both state-of-the-art theories and empirics, introducing new data, methods and models for this edition, including a whole chapter dedicated to measurement issues and empirical methods.

Author: Steven Brakman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108304634

Category: Business & Economics

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A comprehensive introduction to both urban and geographical economics: the two dominant approaches used to explain the distribution of economic activity across space. This fully revised and up-to-date third edition gives a full account of the ever-expanding body of knowledge and insights on urban and geographical economics, with an increased emphasis on analytical concepts and empirical methods, reflecting developments in the literature since the last edition. The authors provide both state-of-the-art theories and empirics, introducing new data, methods and models for this edition, including a whole chapter dedicated to measurement issues and empirical methods. Written in a style that is accessible to students who are new to the field, this textbook also includes more advanced concepts that will interest experienced researchers. Unrivalled in its scope and depth, this title is perfect for readers seeking to understand the uneven spatial distribution of economic activity between and within countries.

An Introduction to Geographical Economics

This book is an integrated, non-mathematical, first-principles textbook presenting geographical economics to advanced students.

Author: Steven Brakman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0521770394

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

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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.

Economic Geography

This volume in the celebrated Critical Introductions to Geography series introduces readers to the vibrant discipline of economic geography.

Author: Trevor J. Barnes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118874332

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Why economic geography is good for you -- What is economic geography? -- Inventing economic geography : histories of a discipline -- Economic geography and its border country -- Theory and theories in economic geography -- Method and methodology in economic geography -- Unboxing economic geography -- Globalization and uneven development -- Money and finance -- Cities and urbanization -- Nature and the environment -- Industrial and technological change

Economic Geography

This comprehensive text addresses significant questions relevant to contemporary economic life, from the activities of transnational corporations to issues surrounding workplaces and consumption.

Author: Neil Coe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119389552

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

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A revised and updated edition of the leading introductory text on the geography of economic life, from the local to the global Economic Geography is an engaging and accessible introduction to the different ways modern economic geographers understand, analyze, and interpret economic processes. This comprehensive text addresses significant questions relevant to contemporary economic life, from the activities of transnational corporations to issues surrounding workplaces and consumption. It encourages readers to explore how spatial patterns, places, networks, and territories shape large-scale economic processes. Accessible, highly-illustrated material presents fresh insights from the field—complemented by relatable, real-world examples that help students understand the social, cultural, and political contexts underpinning global economic processes. Now in its third edition, this extensively revised and updated textbook retains the features and thematic structure that have proved popular with students and instructors alike, while adding exciting new content. New chapters explore how the global economy and global development are institutionalized and governed, the economic geographies of global climate change, economic practices outside the capitalist mainstream, the role of migrants in labour markets, global production networks, and more. Introduces economic geography with a thematic approach including major concepts, current debates, and case studies Revised and updated to enhance international coverage, including three entirely new chapters on international development, alternative economies, and global climate change Substantial new content on labour migration, global production networks, and recent intellectual trends such as evolutionary economic geography Highly illustrated with diagrams and photographs closely integrated into the text Pedagogical aids including key case studies, learning objectives, text boxes, chapter essay questions, summaries, and further reading Core geographical concepts – such as place, networks and territory – are closely integrated into all chapters. Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction is an invaluable source of up-to-date knowledge for students new to the field, for those requiring a solid foundation, as well as for a broader academic and public readership with interest in this area of study.

The Gravity Model in International Trade

How does one's income or wage relate to the fact that trade partners are nearby or far away? These are just some of the important questions that can be answered using the gravity model of international trade.

Author: Peter A. G. van Bergeijk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139488280

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 374

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How do borders affect trade? Are cultural and institutional differences important for trade? Is environmental policy relevant to trade? How does one's income or wage relate to the fact that trade partners are nearby or far away? These are just some of the important questions that can be answered using the gravity model of international trade. This model predicts and explains bilateral trade flows in terms of the economic size and distance between trading partners (e.g. states, regions, countries, trading blocs). In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in this model and it is now one of the most widely applied tools in applied international economics. This book traces the history of the gravity model and takes stock of recent methodological and theoretical advances, including new approximations for multilateral trade resistance, insightful analyses of the measurement of economic distance and analyses of foreign direct investment.

An Introduction to Geographical Economics

This book is an integrated, non-mathematical, first-principles textbook presenting geographical economics to advanced students.

Author: Steven Brakman

Publisher:

ISBN: 6610158983

Category: Economic geography

Page: 350

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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.

Introduction to Economic Geography

Underpinned by the themes of globalisation, uneven development and place, the text explores the diversity and vitality of contemporary economic geography.

Author: Danny MacKinnon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317902966

Category: Science

Page: 350

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Today’s rapidly flowing global economy, hit by recession following the financial crisis of 2008/9, means the geographical economic perspective has never been more important. An Introduction to Economic Geography comprehensively guides you through the core issues and debates of this vibrant and exciting area, whilst also exploring the range of approaches and paradigms currently invigorating the wider discipline. Rigorous and accessible, the authors demystify and enliven a crucial subject for geographical study. Underpinned by the themes of globalisation, uneven development and place, the text explores the diversity and vitality of contemporary economic geography. It balances coverage of 'traditional' areas such as regional development and labour markets with insight into new and evolving topics like neoliberalism, consumption, creativity and alternative economic practices. An Introduction to Economic Geography is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in Economic Geography, Globalisation Studies and more broadly in Human Geography. It will also be of key interest to anyone in Planning, Business and Management Studies and Economics.

An Introduction to Economic Geography

This third edition includes new chapters on finance, cities and the digital economy, consumption and the environment.

Author: Danny MacKinnon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317408703

Category: Social Science

Page: 428

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In the context of great economic turmoil and uncertainty, the emergent conflict between continued globalisation and growing economic nationalism means that a geographical economic perspective has never been so important. An Introduction to Economic Geography guides students through the key debates of this vibrant area, exploring the range of ideas and approaches that invigorate the wider discipline. This third edition includes new chapters on finance, cities and the digital economy, consumption and the environment. Underpinned by the themes of globalisation, uneven development and place, the text conveys the diversity of contemporary economic geography and explores the social and spatial effects of global economic restructuring. It combines a critical geographical perspective on the changing economic landscape with an appreciation of contemporary themes such as neoliberalism, financialisation, innovation and the growth of new technologies. An Introduction to Economic Geography is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in Economic Geography, Globalisation Studies and more broadly in Human Geography. It will also be of much interest to those in Planning, Business and Management Studies and Economics.

An Introduction to Economic Geography

Dr Danny MacKinnon is lecturer in the Department of Geography and Environment at the University of Aberdeen Dr Andrew Cumbers is senior lecturer in the Department of Geographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow ""This is an ...

Author: Danny MacKinnon

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0131293168

Category: Science

Page: 354

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Today's rapidly flowing global economy means the "geographical "economic perspective has never been more important. "An Introduction to Economic Geography" comprehensively guides students through the core issues and debates of this vibrant and exciting area, whilst simultaneously exploring the range of approaches and paradigms currently invigorating the wider discipline. Rigorous in approach, yet accessible in style, the authors demystify and enliven a crucial subject for study in the 21st century. Underpinned by the themes of globalisation, uneven development and place, the text conveys the diversity and vitality of contemporary economic geography. It balances coverage of "traditional" areas such as regional development and labour markets with insight into new and evolving topics like neoliberalism, consumption, information and communications technologies and tourist geographies. Main features A global and balanced view is afforded through research, case studies and examples drawn from a diverse range of countries, a chapter on the "global South" and coverage throughout of both developed and developing countries A political economy approach is supported by cultural and institutional insights that offer students a variety of perspectives on each topic and a culturally sensitive overview In-textfeatures, including "chapter maps, reflective questions" and"exercises, "encourage the reader to engage with the material, test knowledge and understanding, and reflect. Dedicated boxes provide a range of lively and topical case studies and examples to illustrate wider points. A wide range of maps, tables and photographs illustrate and help clarify the key concepts and examples "An Introduction to Economic Geography" is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in Economic Geography, Globalisation Studies and more broadly in Human Geography. It will also be of key interest to those in Planning, Business and Management Studies and Economics. Dr Danny MacKinnon is lecturer in the Department of Geography and Environment at the University of Aberdeen Dr Andrew Cumbers is senior lecturer in the Department of Geographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow ""This is an excellent and comprehensive introduction to the diverse field of economic geography. It should be essential reading for students at all levels"" Andrew Jones, Birkbeck College, University of London and member of the RGS-IBG economic geography research group committee ""A thoughtful, stimulating, accessible introduction to the range of approaches used by economic geographers to understand and explain the patterns and processes of contemporary globalization and uneven development"" Peter Daniels, University of Birmingham ""A stimulating and accessible introduction to a core area of the discipline. It conveys a clear sense of the diversity and vitality of contemporary economic geography"" Neil Wrigley, University of Southampton and Editor, Journal of Economic Geography

The New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography

'Putting Politics Into Economic Geography' in T.J. Barnes, J. Peck, and E. Sheppard (eds) The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography, pp. ... A New Introduction to Geographical Economics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Author: Dariusz Wójcik

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198755609

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 936

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The first fifteen years of the 21st century have thrown into sharp relief the challenges of growth, equity, stability, and sustainability facing the world economy. In addition, they have exposed the inadequacies of mainstream economics in providing answers to these challenges. This volume gathers over 50 leading scholars from around the world to offer a forward-looking perspective of economic geography to understanding the various building blocks, relationships, and trajectories in the world economy. The perspective is at the same time grounded in theory and in the experiences of particular places. Reviewing state-of-the-art of economic geography, setting agendas, and with illustrations and empirical evidence from all over the world, the book should be an essential reference for students, researchers, as well as strategists and policy makers. Building on the success of the first edition, this volume offers a radically revised, updated, and broader approach to economic geography. With the backdrop of the global financial crisis, finance is investigated in chapters on financial stability, financial innovation, global financial networks, the global map of savings and investments, and financialization. Environmental challenges are addressed in chapters on resource economies, vulnerability of regions to climate change, carbon markets, and energy transitions. Distribution and consumption feature alongside more established topics on the firm, innovation, and work. The handbook also captures the theoretical and conceptual innovations of the last fifteen years, including evolutionary economic geography and the global production networks approach. Addressing the dangers of inequality, instability, and environmental crisis head-on, the volume concludes with strategies for growth and new ways of envisioning the spatiality of economy for the future.

Economic Geography

An Introduction to Geographical Economics. Cambridge University Press. (Second edition published in 2008: The New Introduction to Geographical Economics.) Brakman, S., H. Garretsen, and M. Schramm. 2004a. The spatial distribution of ...

Author: Pierre-Philippe Combes

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691139425

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 399

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Facts and theories, spatial inequalities, space in economic thought. Space, trade, and agglomeration, monopolistics competition. Breadth and determinants of spatial concentration, the empiics of economic geography, theory with numbers, concluding remarks.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography

Barnes, T.J. (2008) Making space for the market: Live performances, dead objects, and economic geography. Geography Compass, 3, 1 ... Brakman, S., Garretsen, H., and von Marrewijk, C. (2009) A New Introduction to Geographical Economics.

Author: Trevor J. Barnes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444362374

Category: Science

Page: 704

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography presents students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of the field, put together by a prestigious editorial team, with contributions from an international cast of prominent scholars. Offers a fully revised, expanded, and up-to-date overview, following the successful and highly regarded Companion to Economic Geography published by Blackwell a decade earlier, providing a comprehensive assessment of the field Takes a prospective as well as retrospective look at the field, reviewing recent developments, recurrent challenges, and emerging agendas Incorporates diverse perspectives (in terms of specialty, demography and geography) of up and coming scholars, going beyond a focus on Anglo-American research Encourages authors and researchers to engage with and contextualize their situated perspectives Explores areas of overlap, dialogues, and (potential) engagement between economic geography and cognate disciplines

Bifurcation Theory for Hexagonal Agglomeration in Economic Geography

Baldwin R, Forslid R, Martin P, Ottaviano G, Robert-Nicoud F (2003) Economic geography and public policy. ... Brakman S, Garretsen H, van Marrewijk C (2001) The new introduction to geographical economics, 2nd edn.

Author: Kiyohiro Ikeda

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9784431542582

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 313

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This book contributes to an understanding of how bifurcation theory adapts to the analysis of economic geography. It is easily accessible not only to mathematicians and economists, but also to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in nonlinear mathematics. The self-organization of hexagonal agglomeration patterns of industrial regions was first predicted by the central place theory in economic geography based on investigations of southern Germany. The emergence of hexagonal agglomeration in economic geography models was envisaged by Krugman. In this book, after a brief introduction of central place theory and new economic geography, the missing link between them is discovered by elucidating the mechanism of the evolution of bifurcating hexagonal patterns. Pattern formation by such bifurcation is a well-studied topic in nonlinear mathematics, and group-theoretic bifurcation analysis is a well-developed theoretical tool. A finite hexagonal lattice is used to express uniformly distributed places, and the symmetry of this lattice is expressed by a finite group. Several mathematical methodologies indispensable for tackling the present problem are gathered in a self-contained manner. The existence of hexagonal distributions is verified by group-theoretic bifurcation analysis, first by applying the so-called equivariant branching lemma and next by solving the bifurcation equation. This book offers a complete guide for the application of group-theoretic bifurcation analysis to economic agglomeration on the hexagonal lattice.

Handbook of Economic Geography

Such differences impact no production, manufacturing and resource utilisation capacity of the nations. Each and every such factor has been dealt with in the present book.

Author: Dr. Sanjay Kumar

Publisher: K.K. Publications

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Economic geography has taken a variety of approaches to many different subject matters, including but not limited to the location of industries, economies of agglomeration (also known as “linkages”), transportation, international trade, economic development, real estate, gentrification, ethnic economies, gendered economies, core-periphery theory, the economics of urban form, the relationship between the environment and the economy, and globalization. The subject matter investigated is strongly influenced by the researcher’s methodological approach. Neoclassical location theorists, following in the tradition of Alfred Weber, tend to focus on industrial location and use quantitative methods. Economists such as Paul Krugman and Jeffrey Sachs have also analyzed many traits related to economic geography. Krugman has gone so far as to call his application of spatial thinking to international trade theory the “new economic geography”, which directly competes with an approach within the discipline of geography that is also called “new economic geography”. The name geographical economics has been suggested as an alternative. Various factors, events, conditions, occurrences and constituents of geography have a tremendous bearing on the distribution of resources resulting in a wide disparity in the level of economic activity in the nation or region concerned. Such differences impact no production, manufacturing and resource utilisation capacity of the nations. Each and every such factor has been dealt with in the present book. Contents: • Introduction • Location of Economic Activities and Spatial Organization of Economies • Classification of Economies • Sectors of Economy: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary • Natural Resources: Renewable and Non-renewable • Measurement of Agricultural Productivity and Efficiency • Crop Combination and Diversification • Von Thunen’s Model • Classification of Industries • Weber’s and Losch’s Approaches • Resource-Based and Footloose Industries • Models of Transportation and Transport Cost: Accessibility and Connectivity