© 1993

Does Economic Space Matter?

Essays in Honour of Melvin L. Greenhut

  • Hiroshi Ohta
  • Jacques-François Thisse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Introduction: In Honour of Melvin L. Greenhut

    1. Hiroshi Ohta, Jacques-François Thisse
      Pages 1-18
  3. Historical Accounts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Robert B. Ekelund Jr, Robert F. Hébert
      Pages 21-37
  4. Land Use and Public Goods

  5. Location Theory and Spatial Competition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Timothy J. Gronberg, Thomas R. Saving
      Pages 207-228
    3. Chao-cheng Mai, Hong Hwang
      Pages 229-247
    4. Takaaki Takahashi, André de Palma
      Pages 248-273
    5. Amoz Kats, Jacques-François Thisse
      Pages 274-302

About this book


This is a Festschrift to honour Professor Melvin Greenhut who has long toiled on spatial economics. The book accordingly focuses on a single question: in what sense 'economic space' matters in economic theory. Space in economics is an elusive concept, apparently separating and embracing economic agents at the same time. This is why adding it to already overly complicated economic agents at the same time. This is why adding it to already overly complicated economic models may not necessarily help economics to become sufficiently realistic. In this book, leading scholars of international stature try to find ways of introducing space in economic theory which will make it simpler and more realistic, analysing theoretical and historical issues of contemporary relevance, such as land use, congestion and public goods, location theory and spatial competition.


agents economic theory economics efficiency innovation integration research

Editors and affiliations

  • Hiroshi Ohta
    • 1
  • Jacques-François Thisse
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Aoyama Gakuin UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Université de Paris I-SorbonneFrance
  3. 3.CERASEcole Nationale des Ponts et ChausséesParisFrance

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