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Shifts in Economic Geography and their Causes.

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This paper analyses some of the forces that are changing the spatial distribution of activity inthe world economy. It draws on the 'new economic geography' literature to argue theimportance of increasing returns to scale and cumulative causation processes in shaping theproductivity and comparative advantage of different regions. In the presence of suchincreasing returns there may be persistent spatial disparities in productivity. Economicdevelopment will tend to be 'lumpy', with some regions ...

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Publication date:
2006-01-01
URN:
uuid:8088cba1-c78a-4a7c-a8f0-98c44ed9a817
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:11778
Language:
English

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