Geography, Institutions and Regional Economic Performance

Geography, Institutions and Regional Economic Performance

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The book aims to present a€œtraditional featuresa€ of regional science (as geographical concepts and institutions), as well as relatively new topics such as innovation and agglomeration economies. In particular it demonstrates that, contrary to what has been argued by recent economics literature, both geography and institutions (or culture) are relevant for local development. In fact, these phenomena, along with the movement of goods and workers, are among the main reasons for persisting development differentials. These intriguing relationships are at the heart of the analysis presented in this book and form the conceptual basis for a promising institutional approach to economic geography.Each of these sub-regions can be represented by a different cell in the box diagram reflecting the different tripartite combinations of their place characteristics. As such, regional managing authorities who are developing place -based policiesanbsp;...

Title:Geography, Institutions and Regional Economic Performance
Author: Riccardo Crescenzi, Marco Percoco
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-13

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