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Papers in Regional Science
We consider the literature 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.
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Combes, P. P., Duranton, G. and Overman, H. G. (2005), Agglomeration and the adjustment of the spatial economy. Papers in Regional Science, 84: 311–349., which has been published in final form at doi: 10.1111/j.1435-5957.2005.00038.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-820227.html#terms.
urban systems, new economic geography, urban and regional policy, diagrammatic exposition
Combes, P., Duranton, G., & Overman, H. G. (2005). Agglomeration and the Adjustment of the Spatial Economy. Papers in Regional Science, 84 (3), 311-349. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1435-5957.2005.00038.x
Date Posted: 27 November 2017
This document has been peer reviewed.