Advances in Spatial Science

Geography, Institutions and Regional Economic Performance

Editors: Crescenzi, Riccardo, Percoco, Marco (Eds.)

  • The book offers an explicit analysis of the role of geography and institutions for local development
  • It offers a significant coverage of EU countries and emerging economies
  • Agglomeration economies and innovation are explicitly linked to immeterial (human-related) factors
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Dr Riccardo Crescenzi is Programme Director of the MSc in Local Economic Development and Lecturer in Economic Geography at the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics. He is also affiliated to the LSE Spatial Economics Research Centre. Before joining the LSE, Dr Crescenzi was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence). He was also a visiting scholar at the LSE and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research is focused on regional economic development and growth, innovation and EU development policies analysis. He has published in international journals, such as “Growth and Change”, “Regional Studies”, “The Journal of Economic Geography” and “The World Economy”. His teaching focuses on the economics of local and regional development.

Dr Marco Percoco is Assistant Professor in Urban, Regional and Transport Economics at the Department of Institutional Analysis and Public Management at Università Bocconi in Milan. He is also Deputy director for International Relations of the Centre for Regional Economics, Transport and Tourism (CERTET) at the same university. Dr Percoco serves in the board of the Italian Regional Science Association and in  SR-Italian Journal of Regional Science. His research forcus on local development and transport economics.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Crescenzi, Riccardo (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Globalization and Endogenous Regional Growth

    Capello, Roberta (et al.)

    Pages 15-37

  • TFP Convergence Across European Regions: A Comparative Spatial Dynamics Analysis

    Liberto, Adriana (et al.)

    Pages 39-58

  • Productivity and Local Workforce Composition

    Maré, David Christopher (et al.)

    Pages 59-76

  • Regional Growth in Central and Eastern Europe: Convergence, Divergence and Non-linear Dynamics

    Monastiriotis, Vassilis

    Pages 77-94

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-33395-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-33394-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-43036-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geography, Institutions and Regional Economic Performance
Editors
  • Riccardo Crescenzi
  • Marco Percoco
Series Title
Advances in Spatial Science
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-33395-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-33395-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-33394-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43036-7
Series ISSN
1430-9602
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 436
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