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A prospective review on New Economic Geography

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  • José M. Gaspar

    (ISEG, University of Lisbon. CPBS and CEGE, Universidade Católica Portuguesa. CEF.UP.)

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This paper serves as an orientation towards the understanding of the theoretical limitations in New Economic Geography and seeks to provide a prospective assessment of new avenues of research along which the field could improve and develop. We identify many of the persistent features and assumptions which have thwarted the evolution of New Economic Geography and led to a sprawl of criticism within the field. This criticism has opened a discussion towards the identification of new possible directions, some of which are being progressively undertaken, while others raise issues that are difficult to overcome both analytically and empirically.

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  • José M. Gaspar, 2018. "A prospective review on New Economic Geography," FEP Working Papers 605, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
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