ТNew York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. — 568 p. — ISBN-13 978-0-511-71961-5Information on this title: www.cambridge.org/9780521875325Geographical economics starts from the observation that, clearly, economic activity is not randomly distributed across space. This revised and updated introduction to geographical economics uses the modern tools of economic theory to explain the who, why, and where of the location of economic activity.Key features: - Provides an integrated, first-principles introduction to geographical economics for advanced undergraduate students and first-year graduate students - Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect important recent developments in the field, including new chapters on alternative core models and policy implications - Presents a truly global analysis of issues in geographical economics using case studies from all over the world, including North America, Europe, Africa, and Australasia - Contains many computer simulations and end-of chapter exercises to encourage learning and understanding through applicationA companion website is available at www.cambridge.org/geog-econ.Steven Brakman is Professor of International Economics at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Harry Garretsen is Professor of International Economics and Business at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Charles van Marrewijk is Professor of International Economics at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.Contents List of figures page List of tables List of boxes List of technical notes List of symbols and parameters Preface to the new edition Acknowledgments Introduction A first look at geography, trade, and development Geography and economic theory Core models and empirical evidence The core model of geographical economics Beyond the core model: solutions, simulations, and extensions Agglomeration, the home market effect, and spatial wages Shocks, freeness of trade, and stability Applications and extensions Cities and congestion: economies of scale, urban systems, and Zipf’s law Agglomeration and international business The structure of international trade Dynamics, growth, and geography Policy and evaluation The policy implications of geographical economics Criticism and the value added of geographical economics References Index
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