Geography, Institutions and Regional Economic Performance
ISBN/ASIN: 9783642333941,9783642333958 | 2013 | English | pdf | 436/434 pages | 4.51 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg | Author: Prof. Dr. Riccardo Crescenzi, Marco Percoco (auth.), Riccardo Crescenzi, Marco Percoco (eds.) | Edition: 1
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.