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L'Institut d'Économie Régionale du Sud-Ouest (IERSO) : cinquante ans de recherche en science régionale à Bordeaux


  • Claude Lacour
  • Yannick Lung


The paper describes fifty years of research activities in regional science of the Southwestern Regional Economics Institute (IERSO, Bordeaux University), first regional economics institute founded in France by Joseph LAJUGIE in 1951. Section 1 underlines the specificities of the approach in research developed by the IERSO and describes the institutional evolution of the centre within the local, national and international academic and political context. Section 2 analyses the main contributions of this institute to the production of new knowledge in regional science. Classification JEL : R10, R290.

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  • Claude Lacour & Yannick Lung, 2003. "L'Institut d'Économie Régionale du Sud-Ouest (IERSO) : cinquante ans de recherche en science régionale à Bordeaux," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(1), pages 3-38.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_031_0003

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    economic thought; regional and urban economics; regional science;

    JEL classification:

    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General
    • R29 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Other


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