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Agglomeration and the Adjustment of the Spatial Economy

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  • Pierre-Philippe Combes
  • Gilles Duranton
  • Henry Overman

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We consider the literatures on urban systems and New Economic Geography to examine questions concerning agglomeration and how areas respond to shocks to the economic environment. We first propose a diagrammatic framework to compare the two approaches. We then use this framework to study a number of extensions and to consider several policy relevant issues.

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Paper provided by Centre for Economic Performance, LSE in its series CEP Discussion Papers with number dp0689.

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Keywords: Urban systems; New Economic Geography; Urban and regional policy; diagrammatic exposition;

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