The Spatial Economy
Cities, Regions and International Trade
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Spatial Economy by Masahisa Fujita
Book DescriptionSince 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. 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. This book is the first to provide a sound and unified explanation of the existence of large economic agglomerations at various spatial scales.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262561471
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Masahisa Fujita
Economics of Agglomeration, Paperback (August 2013)
This second edition studies the economic reasons for the existence of a variety of agglomerations arising from the global to the local.
Economic Integration in Asia and India, Hardback (April 2008)
This book aims to trigger a wider examination of Asian economic integration. It looks at the institutional progression of regional economic integrations in countries in Asia, including Japan, Korea and China; it also looks at India's participation in the Asian market, and how it will affect other East Asian countries.
Regional Integration in East Asia, Hardback (January 2007)
This book applies a spatial economics perspective to the understanding of the recent dynamism of the global economy, with particular focus on East Asia, and examines the prospects of regional integration in East Asia.
Urban Economic Theory, Paperback (January 1991)» View all books by Masahisa Fujita
An examination of the economic reasons why people choose to live where they live which develops, through analysis of the bid rent function, a unified theory of urban land use and city size.
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Author Biography - Masahisa Fujita
Anthony J. Venables is Professor of International Economics at the London School of Economics.
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