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Stylized facts and close dialogue: methodology in economic geography

Abstract:

One difference between economists and geographers is the significance attached by the former to stylized facts and the very different significance attached by the latter to the diversity of economic life. The paper begins with this distinction and argues that Krugman's theory-enslaved stylized facts may impoverish theoretical innovation in economic geography just as the efficient-markets hypothesis has had severe consequences for research in finance. An alternative to theory-enslaved stylized...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/1467-8306.00085

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Transformations: Economy, Society and Place
Oxford college:
St Peter's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Environment,Centre for the - Geography,School of
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Annals of the Association of American Geographers Journal website
Volume:
88
Issue:
1
Pages:
73-87
Publication date:
1998-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1467-8306
ISSN:
0004-5608
URN:
uuid:d793e561-7748-4100-a381-15d84553bf34
Local pid:
ora:1898

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