Trade, Networks and Hierarchies

Modeling Regional and Interregional Economies

  • Geoffrey J. D. Hewings
  • Michael Sonis
  • David Boyce

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Geoffrey J. D. Hewings, Michael Sonis, David Boyce
      Pages 1-8
  3. Trade and Transportation

  4. Structure and Structural Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Erik Dietzenbacher, Rutger Hoekstra
      Pages 179-199
    3. Yasuhide Okuyama, Geoffrey J. D. Hewings, Michael Sonis, Philip Israilevich
      Pages 201-224
    4. James P. LeSage, Sergio J. Rey
      Pages 251-266
    5. Maureen Kilkenny, Laura Nalbarte
      Pages 289-314
    6. Randall W. Jackson, David A. Dzikowski
      Pages 315-327
    7. Yoshio Kimura, Michael Sonis, Geoffrey J. D. Hewings
      Pages 365-383
  5. Methodological Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. Philip R. Israilevich
      Pages 387-405
    3. Eduardo A. Haddad, Geoffrey J. D. Hewings, Matthew Peter
      Pages 407-431
    4. Oliver Fritz, Michael Sonis, Geoffrey J. D. Hewings
      Pages 433-443
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 457-468

About this book


In 1989, after several years of discussion and negotiation, the Regional Econornics Applications Laboratory (REAL) was formed. This unique relationship between the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been a significant source of intellectual inspiration for many students, visiting colleagues and members of the participating institutions for the past decade. The idea for REAL was hatched by Philip Israilevich and Geoffrey Hewings in typical Chicago style - in the back room of a local bar. In early December 1997, their collaboration came to an untimely end when Philip died after a three-year battle with cancer. The challenge of moving across a spectrum from theory to model development to implementation and interpretation provided the underlying motivation for REAL's formation together with an equally important component, namely the translation of many of these efforts into a form that could be understood and implemented by policy­ makers. For Philip, REAL and the Regional Science Association International provided the forums for his intellectual endeavors, although he also contributed many papers in banking. In recognition of his contributions and to provide a sense of the current research in the fields in which he published, many of the authors of these chapters assembled in Chicago in November, 1998 to participate in a small seminar in his honor. Several others who were not able to come nevertheless contributed chapters to this volume. Subsequently, all of the papers have been revised and updated.


Brazil CGE Modelling Input-Output Interregional Flows Trade Transportation Networks equilibrium foreign direct investment general equilibrium income distribution modeling structural change transport transportation

Editors and affiliations

  • Geoffrey J. D. Hewings
    • 1
  • Michael Sonis
    • 2
  • David Boyce
    • 3
  1. 1.Regional Economics Applications LaboratoryUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Geography, Faculty of Social SciencesBar Ilan UniversityRamat-GanIsrael
  3. 3.Department of Civil and Materials Engineering, Transport Laboratory (TransLab)University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07712-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04786-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9602
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