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La “New Economic Geography” e lo sviluppo locale


  • M. Menegatti
  • G. Seravalli



Questo lavoro è la versione preliminare del capitolo dedicato alla “New Economic Geography” (NEG) ed alle sue implicazioni per lo sviluppo locale del testo “Manuale di sviluppo locale” (a cura di G. Seravalli), attualmente in corso di stesura. Il lavoro studia innanzitutto il problema della localizzazione delle imprese produttrici di manufatti, distinguendo le forze che, nell’analisi della NEG, favoriscono la loro concentrazione o dispersione nel territorio. Fra gli elementi che determinano l’entità di tali forze un’attenzione particolare è dedicata all’esame dell’entità dei costi di trasporto, la cui evoluzione storica è, secondo la NEG, all’origine della nascita delle agglomerazioni industriali. L’ultima parte del lavoro analizza, infine, il ruolo delle risorse immobili, esaminandone le implicazioni per le scelte di localizzazione della produzione ed evidenziandone la rilevanza nell’avvio dei processi di sviluppo delle aree arretrate.

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  • M. Menegatti & G. Seravalli, 2004. "La “New Economic Geography” e lo sviluppo locale," Economics Department Working Papers 2004-EP05, Department of Economics, Parma University (Italy).
  • Handle: RePEc:par:dipeco:2004-ep05

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    economic geography; local development; transport costs; agglomeration;

    JEL classification:

    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)


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