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Agglomeration and the adjustment of the spatial economy

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  • Combes, Pierre-Philippe
  • Duranton, Gilles
  • Overman, Henry G.

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We consider the literatures on urban systems and New Economic Geography to examine questions concerning agglomeration and how areas respond to shocks to the economic environment. We first propose a diagrammatic framework to compare the two approaches. We then use this framework to study a number of extensions and to consider several policy relevant issues.

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  • Combes, Pierre-Philippe & Duranton, Gilles & Overman, Henry G., 2005. "Agglomeration and the adjustment of the spatial economy," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 675, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
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    Keywords

    Urban systems; New Economic Geography; Urban and regional policy; diagrammatic exposition JEL classification codes : R00; R58;
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    JEL classification:

    • R00 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General - - - General
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy

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