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Shifts in economic geography and their causes

  • Anthony J. Venables

Why are economic activity and prosperity spread so unevenly, and does globalisation necessarily narrow these differences? Tony Venables outlines the key forces driving the economic geography of cities, nations and the world economy - and how we should think about future patterns of location for both developed and developing regions.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in its journal Proceedings - Economic Policy Symposium - Jackson Hole.

Volume (Year): (2006)
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Pages: 15-39

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