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Bringing History into Evolutionary Economic Geography for a Better Understanding of Evolution

  • Zhigao Liu

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The paper tries to construct the historical methodology for evolutionary economic geography. I elevate history to the methodological foundation of evolutionary economic geography, on which concrete research methods should be based. I explore how to evolution in economic geography by placing history in historical time and historical contexts. Accordingly, the concepts of path creation and path dependence should be used together in historical study. More important, the concept of path interdependence, which stresses the importance of the circumstances under which different processes and events are likely to occur, opens a new window on the temporal aspects of the world.

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Paper provided by Utrecht University, Section of Economic Geography in its series Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) with number 0901.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2009
Date of revision: Jan 2009
Handle: RePEc:egu:wpaper:0901
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