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Geography, Institutions and Regional Economic Performance

Geography, Institutions and Regional Economic Performance

  • Author: Riccardo Crescenzi,Marco Percoco
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3642333958
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 436
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The book aims to present “traditional features” 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.

Equity, Growth, and Community

Equity, Growth, and Community

What the Nation Can Learn from America's Metro Areas

  • Author: Chris Benner,Manuel Pastor
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520960041
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 364
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In the last several years, much has been written about growing economic challenges, increasing income inequality, and political polarization in the United States. Addressing these new realities in America's metropolitan regions, this book argues that a few lessons are emerging: first, inequity is bad for economic growth; second, bringing together the concerns of equity and growth requires concerted local action; and third, the fundamental building block for doing this is the creation of diverse and dynamic epistemic (or knowledge) communities, which help to overcome political polarization and to address the challenges of economic restructuring and social divides.

Innovation and Regional Growth in the European Union

Innovation and Regional Growth in the European Union

  • Author: Riccardo Crescenzi,Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783642177613
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 218
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This book investigates the EU’s regional growth dynamics and, in particular, the reasons why peripheral and socio-economically disadvantaged areas have persistently failed to catch up with the rest of the Union. It shows that the capability of the knowledge-based growth model to deliver its expected benefits to these areas crucially depends on tackling a specific set of socio-institutional factors which prevents innovation from being effectively translated into economic growth. The book takes an eclectic approach to the territorial genesis of innovation and regional growth by combining different theoretical strands into one model of empirical analysis covering the whole EU-25. An in-depth comparative analysis with the United States is also included, providing significant insights into the distinctive features of the European process of innovation and its territorial determinants. The evidence produced in the book is extensively applied to the analysis of EU development policies.

Regional Upgrading in Southern Europe

Regional Upgrading in Southern Europe

Spatial Disparities and Human Capital

  • Author: Madalena Fonseca,Ugo Fratesi
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319498185
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 358
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The book is aimed at a wide audience, including academics, economic geography, spatial planning and regional policy researchers, institutional leaders and managers, national and institutional policy makers, practitioners, administrators, master's and senior bachelor's students on related courses, general readers. A list of courses and corresponding programmes in Geography, Planning, Economics and Management will be prepared later.

Innovation, Growth and Competitiveness

Innovation, Growth and Competitiveness

Dynamic Regions in the Knowledge-Based World Economy

  • Author: Peter Nijkamp,Iulia Siedschlag
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783642149658
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 380
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This book investigates dynamic regions in the context of greater global interaction in a world economy increasingly driven by knowledge and innovation. It offers novel empirical evidence on the underlying factors of the growth performance of these spaces. In particular, the following questions are addressed: What role is there for research, education and innovation in the development strategies of the dynamic growth regions? What are the risks and consequences of dynamic growth on patterns of world growth and development, competitiveness, inequalities, and convergence? What development strategies should be promoted at national and international levels to promote a growing and more sustainable world economy? What are the implications of the emerging new competitors for Europe’s competitiveness? Using an innovative, integrated framework of analysis, the contributions in this book combine a wide array of complex theoretical and methodological approaches.

Introduction to Regional Economic Development

Introduction to Regional Economic Development

Major Theories and Basic Analytical Tools

  • Author: Mustafa Dinc
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 178536135X
  • Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Page: 224
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This is a relatively simple and easy to read introduction of major regional and local economic development theories, their theoretical evolution and other relevant topics such as governance, institutions and local leadership within the globalization context. It also discusses some basic analytical tools and provides a template for them in an easy to use MS Excel spreadsheet application. It introduces conflict management procedures into regional development process and provides a regional decision support framework.

Econometric Advances in Spatial Modelling and Methodology

Econometric Advances in Spatial Modelling and Methodology

Essays in Honour of Jean Paelinck

  • Author: Daniel A. Griffith,C. Amrhein,Jean-Marie Huriót
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780792349150
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 196
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The purpose of models is not to fit the data but to sharpen the questions. S. Karlin, 11th R. A. Fisher Memorial Lecture, Royal Society, 20 April 1983 We are proud to offer this volume in honour of the remarkable career of the Father of Spatial Econometrics, Professor Jean Paelinck, presently of the Tinbergen Institute, Rotterdam. Not one to model solely for the sake of modelling, the above quotation nicely captures Professor Paelinck's unceasing quest for the best question for which an answer is needed. His FLEUR model has sharpened many spatial economics and spatial econometrics questions! Jean Paelinck, arguably, is the founder of modem spatial econometrics, penning the seminal introductory monograph on this topic, Spatial Econometrics, with Klaassen in 1979. In the General Address to the Dutch Statistical Association, on May 2, 1974, in Tilburg, "he coined the term [spatial econometrics] to designate a growing body of the regional science literature that dealt primarily with estimation and testing problems encountered in the implementation of multiregional econometric models" (Anselin, 1988, p. 7); he already had introduced this idea in his introductory report to the 1966 Annual Meeting of the Association de Science Regionale de Langue Fran~aise.

Regional Economic Development

Regional Economic Development

Analysis and Planning Strategy

  • Author: Robert J. Stimson,Roger R. Stough,Brian H. Roberts
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783540348290
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 452
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The completely reedited second edition of this book reflects recent advances and adds insightful new material. The book analyzes regional economic performance and change, and discusses how analysis integrates with strategies for local and regional economic development policy and planning. The aim is to provide the reader with an account of quantitative and qualitative approaches to regional economic analysis, and of old and new strategic frameworks for formulating regional economic development planning.

Globalization and Regional Economic Modeling

Globalization and Regional Economic Modeling

  • Author: Russel Cooper,Kieran Donaghy,Geoffrey Hewings
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3540724443
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 475
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Globalization affects regional economies in a broad spectrum of aspects, from labor market conditions and development policies to climate change. This volume, written by an international cast of eminent regional scientists, provides new tools for analyzing the enormous changes in regional economies due to globalization. It offers timely conceptual refinements for regional analysis.

Applied Regional Growth and Innovation Models

Applied Regional Growth and Innovation Models

  • Author: Karima Kourtit,Peter Nijkamp,Robert Stimson
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3642378196
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 360
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Modern spatial-economic systems exhibit a high degree of dynamics as a result of technological progress, demographic evolution or global change. In the past decade, an avalanche of new regional economic growth and innovation models has been put forward. This volume contains a unique collection of operational models of a strong applied nature that may be seen as original landmarks in the rich tradition of spatial-economic growth modelling. The contributors are recognized experts from different parts of the world. ​