Handbook of Regional Growth and Development Theories

Handbook of Regional Growth and Development Theories

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Overview

Regional economics – an established discipline for several decades – has gone through a rapid pace of change in the past decade and several new perspectives have emerged. At the same time the methodology has shown surprising development. This volume brings together contributions looking at new pathways in regional economics, written by many well-known international scholars. The most advanced theories, measurement methods and policy issues in regional growth are given in-depth treatment.


The focus here is to collect cutting-edge theories explaining regional growth and local development. The authors highlight the recent advances in theories, the normative potentialities of these theories and the cross-fertilization of ideas among regional economists and mainstream economists. Theories of regional growth and development need to be able to interpret, more than ever, the way in which regions achieve a role in the international division of labour and, more importantly, the way in which regions can maintain this role over time. Topics covered include: regional growth and development policies and measurement methods; development theories of innovation, knowledge and space, and regional production factors; and growth theories and space.


This book will be a source of reference and information for both scholars and students in the area of regional economics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849800846
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: Elgar Original Reference Series
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Edited by Roberta Capello, Professor of Regional and Urban Economics, Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Peter Nijkamp, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands and the Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Iasi, Iasi, Romania

Table of Contents

Contents:


Introduction: Regional Growth and Development Theories in the Twenty-first Century – Recent Theoretical Advances and Future Challenges

Roberta Capello and Peter Nijkamp


PART I: GROWTH THEORIES AND SPACE

1. Theories of Agglomeration and Regional Economic Growth: A Historical Review

Philip McCann and Frank van Oort


2. Space, Growth and Development

Roberta Capello


3. Location/Allocation of Regional Growth

Gunther Maier and Michaela Trippl


4. Regional Growth and Trade in the New Economic Geography and Other Recent Theories

Kieran P. Donaghy


5. Endogenous Growth Theories: Agglomeration Benefits and Transportation Costs

G. Alfredo Minerva and Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano


PART II: DEVELOPMENT THEORIES: REGIONAL PRODUCTION FACTORS

6. Agglomeration, Productivity and Regional Growth: Production Theory

Approaches

Jeffrey P. Cohen and Catherine J. Morrison Paul


7. Territorial Capital and Regional Development

Roberto Camagni


8. Human Capital and Regional Development

Alessandra Faggian and Philip McCann


9. Infrastructure and Regional Development

Johannes Bröcker and Piet Rietveld


10. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

Manfred M. Fischer and Peter Nijkamp


PART III: DEVELOPMENT THEORIES: INNOVATION, KNOWLEDGE AND SPACE

11. Knowledge Spillovers, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

David B. Audretsch and T. Taylor Aldridge


12. R&D Spillovers and Regional Growth

Daria Denti


13. Knowledge and Regional Development

Börje Johansson and Charlie Karlsson


14. Agglomeration Externalities, Innovation and Regional Growth: Theoretical Perspectives and Meta-Analysis

Henri L.F. de Groot, Jacques Poot and Martijn J. Smit


15. Sustainable Development and Regional Growth

Amitrajeet A. Batabyal and Peter Nijkamp


PART IV: REGIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT MEASUREMENT METHODS

16. Measuring Agglomeration

Ryohei Nakamura and Catherine J. Morrison Paul


17. Measuring the Regional Divide

Roberto Ezcurra and Andrés Rodríguez-Pose


18. Measuring Regional Endogenous Growth

Robert J. Stimson, Alistair Robson and Tung-Kai Shyy


19. Regional Growth and Convergence: Heterogeneous Reaction versus Interaction in Spatial Econometric Approaches

Cem Ertur and Julie Le Gallo


20. CGE Modeling in Space: A Survey

Kieran P. Donaghy


21. Modern Regional Input–Output and Impact Analyses

Jan Oosterhaven and Karen R. Polenske


PART V: REGIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT POLICIES

22. Institutions and Regional Development

T.R. Lakshmanan and Kenneth J. Button


23. Regional Policy: Rationale, Foundations and Measurement of its Effects

Jouke van Dijk, Henk Folmer and Jan Oosterhaven


24. New Regional Policies for Less Developed Areas: The Case of India

Maria Abreu and Maria Savona


25. Economic Decline and Public Intervention: Do Special Economic Zones Matter?

Peter Friedrich and Chang Woon Nam


Index

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