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Regional Economics and Policy, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-631-21713-8
448 pages
November 2014, ©2000, Wiley-Blackwell
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The revised edition of this classic text contains discussions of the latest theoretical developments in regional economics and reviews recent changes in regional policy and institutions in the European Union. New case study material based on extensive academic research has been added throughout the book.
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Preface.

Part I: Regional Economics.

Part II: Regional Policy.

Bibliography.

Index.
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Harvey Armstrong is Professor of Economic Geography at Sheffield University. He has previously worked at Loughborough University and Lancaster University and has held a visiting appointment at the University of British Columbia. He has published extensively in the areas of regional policy, European regional disparities, local economic development policy and the economic performance of world micro-states and dependent territories.

Jim Taylor is Professor of Economics at the Lancaster University and has held visiting appointments at the Universities of Pennsylvania, British Columbia and Melbourne. His research includes work on the evaluation of regional policy and on various aspects of education economics. He has published many papers and several books on regional policy and has been the editor of Regional Studies, the journal of the Regional Studies Association.

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contains discussions of the latest theoretical developments in regional economics

reviews recent changes in regional policy and institutions in the European Union

features new case study material based on extensive academic research in Europe and the USA

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"The authors' careful scholarship, intellectual rigour and clear analysis of mainstream theory means that this new edition of Regional Economics and Policy will continue as a standard work for students. The book provides an excellent synthesis of theoretical and empirical work on regional economic concepts and theories, leading to clear and important lessons for policy. It successfully brings updated literature and new material to bear on the key issues in the field." Ronald McQuaid, Napier University

"This is an excellent textbook on regional economic theory and policy. This edition has been comprehensively revised to take account of the recent revival of interest in regional issues and the consequent burgeoning literature in the field. The book presents recent developments in the context of earlier work and both are discussed in a succinct and masterly fashion. This book will continue to remain the definitive overview of the subject and will be widely consulted by all those interested in the regional aspects of economic activity." John McCombie, University of Cambridge

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