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Economic Geography and Public Policy
Richard Baldwin, Rikard Forslid, Philippe Martin, Gianmarco Ottaviano, & Frederic Robert-Nicoud

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"I like this book very much. It provides a wonderful overview of what can be accomplished with the tools of economic geography in various fields of economics. De novo analysis is presented through several new models and results that extend the field in many directions. The style of presentation strikes a very good balance between intuition and rigor, and the various chapters obey the same organization, making the work very accessible."--Jacques Thisse, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics, Université catholique de Louvain

"This book presents and analyses a wider range of new economic geography (NEG) models than are currently available, and undertakes a systematic analysis of how our thinking about welfare and public policy issues is altered by the NEG approach. These are both important contributions. The areas addressed are topical both to academics and to policymakers seeking new ways of thinking about regional and spatial policy issues."--Anthony Venables, London School of Economics

"This book represents a major contribution to the timely topic of economic geography and public policies. Well written, it provides a comprehensive policy analysis of spatial economics and lucid coverage of recent theoretical development within New Economic Geography. Economic Geography and Public Policy is a new must for graduate students and scholars in international trade, regional development, and economic geography."--Masahisa Fujita, Kyoto Institute of Economic Research, coauthor of The Spatial Economy

"This book addresses a topic that ranks among the hottest in the economics profession and which has also drawn considerable policy interest. It contributes an integrated theory and methodology to understanding the impact that geographic space and location play in shaping economic performance, and draws out the most pressing policy implications from these insights. By integrating locational factors into previously standard economic models, it injects new insights, sometimes quite unexpected and paradoxical, into what had previously been standard results."--David Audretsch, Director, Institute for Development Strategies, Indiana University

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