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Rethinking the "New' Geographical Economics


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  • Steven Brakman
  • Harry Garretsen


B RAKMAN S. and G ARRETSEN H. (2003) Rethinking the "new' geographical economics, Reg. Studies 37 , 637-648. Mainstream economics and geography have largely developed separately. With some notable exceptions, this had led to a situation in which economists and geographers analyse similar issues, but do so in a very different framework and without taking much notice of each other's work. The main topic of this paper is to show that something might be gained once communication is improved. We illustrate this by means of a discussion of "new geographical economics' also known as the " new economic geography', to date the only mainstream theory in economics that takes the economics of location seriously. B RAKMAN S. et G ARRETSEN H. (2003) Repenser la "nouvelle' economie geographique, Reg. Studies 37 , 637-648. Dans une large mesure, les courants dominants de l'economie et de la geographie ont evolue separement. A quelques exceptions pres, cela a amene a la situation ou les economistes et les geographes analysent des questions similaires mais dans un cadre bien different et sans se faire beaucoup d'attention. Essentiellement, cet article cherche a demontrer qu'une amelioration de la communication pourrait s'averer avantageux. On l'illustre a partir d'une discussion de la ""nouvelle economie geographique'', appelee aussi la ""nouvelle geographie economique'', jusqu'ici le seul courant economique dominant qui prend au serieux l'economie de la localisation. B RAKMAN S. und G ARRETSEN H. (2003) Wiederbetrachtung der "neuen' geographischen Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Reg. Studies 37 , 637-648. Die Hauptrichtung der Wirtschaftswissenschaft und Geographie haben sich grosstenteils getrennt entwickelt. Mit einigen beachtenswerten Ausnahmen hat dies zu einer Lage gefuhrt, in der Wirtschaftswissenschaft und Geographie ahnliche Probleme analysieren, obschon in ganz anderem Rahmen, und ohne der Arbeit der anderen viel Aufmerksamkeit zu schenken. Das Hauptthema dieses Aufsatzes ist deshalb, zu zeigen, dass mit Hilfe besserer Kommunikation durchaus etwas erreicht werden konnte. Die Autoren erlautern dies mittels einer Diskussion der "neuen geographischen Wirtschaftswissenschaft', die auch unter der Bezeichnung "neue Wirtschaftsgeographie' bekannt ist, der derzeit einzigen Theorie in der Hauptrichtung der Wirtschaftswissenschaft, welche die Okonomie des Standorts ernst nimmt.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Regional Studies.

Volume (Year): 37 (2003)
Issue (Month): 6-7 ()
Pages: 637-648

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Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:37:y:2003:i:6-7:p:637-648

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