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Why is economic geography not an evolutionary science? Towards an evolutionary economic geography

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  • Ron A. Boschma

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  • Koen Frenken

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The paper explains the commonalities and differences between neoclassical, institutional and evolutionary approaches that have been influential in economic geography during the last couple of decades. For all three approaches, we argue that they are in agreement in some respects and in conflict in other respects. While explaining to what extent and in what ways the Evolutionary Economic Geography approach differs from the New Economic Geography and the Institutional Economic Geography, we can specify the value-added of economic geography as an evolutionary science.

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Paper provided by Utrecht University, Section of Economic Geography in its series Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) with number 0501.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2005
Date of revision: Feb 2005
Handle: RePEc:egu:wpaper:0501

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Keywords: evolutionary economic geography; new economic geography; institutional economic geography;

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