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Dossier : la variable géographique en économie : interactions spatiales et action publique. Introduction

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  • Sylvain Barde


    (OFCE - OFCE - Sciences Po)

  • Jean-Luc Gaffard


    (OFCE - OFCE - Sciences Po)

La concentration de l'activité économique dans l'espace, et l'existence même des villes, est une des régularités empiriques les plus visibles en économie. Il n'est donc pas étonnant que cet aspect géographique de l'économie soit une notion ancienne, comme le montrent les contributions fondatrices de la science régionale de von Thünen (1833), Marshall (1890), ,Hotelling, (1929), Lösch (1940), ou Hirschman (1958). Il a fallu attendre l'article de Paul Krugman en 1991 pour que cette facette de l'économie connaisse un regain d'intérêt et pour que les mécanismes à la base de ces effets géographiques soient systématiquement étudiés (...).

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Date of creation: Jan 2008
Publication status: Published in Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences Po, 2008, pp.137-140
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-01071845
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