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The new economic geography: Past, present and the future


  • Masahisa Fujita


  • Paul Krugman



This article presents a summary of our conversation on the past, present and future of the new economic geography, which took place with the help of an interlocutor in San Juan, Puerto Rico in November 2002. Following the introduction, we explain what the new economic geography is, and we describe some basic models. The discussion of its various critical aspects is presented subsequently, and the article concludes with the discussion of future issues and challenges facing the field. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2003

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  • Masahisa Fujita & Paul Krugman, 2003. "The new economic geography: Past, present and the future," Papers in Regional Science, Springer;Regional Science Association International, vol. 83(1), pages 139-164, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:presci:v:83:y:2003:i:1:p:139-164 DOI: 10.1007/s10110-003-0180-0

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