Seminal Studies in Regional and Urban Economics

Contributions from an Impressive Mind

  • Roberta Capello

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. On Regional Economics

  3. On Urban Economics

  4. On Regional Policies and Spatial Planning

  5. An Inspiring Mind: The First Generation of Scholars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. Roberta Capello
      Pages 413-415
    3. Roberta Rabellotti
      Pages 423-425
  6. An Inspiring Mind: The Second Generation of Scholars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. Andrea Caragliu
      Pages 429-431
    3. Camilla Lenzi
      Pages 437-439
  7. An Inspiring Mind: The Third Generation of Scholars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 445-445
    2. Silvia Cerisola
      Pages 447-448
    3. Alessandro Toppeta
      Pages 449-450
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 451-472

About this book


The book spans a scientific research program elegantly developed by Roberto Camagni, an eminent regional scientist, who has offered ground-breaking ideas in regional and urban economics throughout his academic career. In addition to bringing together a selection of Professor Camagni’s most influential works, the book presents syntheses and interpretations of his ideas by respected colleagues and by his students. 

In regional economics, space as territory, which plays an active role in innovation processes and in regional growth patterns; territorial capital as a synthetic concept of differentiated regional growth assets; and sources of regional competitiveness are only a few of the main ideas that emerged in regional economics thanks to this inspiring mind. In urban economics, he paved the way towards a new theoretical interpretation of the existence of the city and of its dynamics. His theory of city networks overcame the limits of Christaller’s and Lösch’s spatial approach to the city, with a solid economic conceptualization of spatial city network structures. All theories are accompanied by sound policy analysis, helping to contribute to the design and implementation of appropriate spatial policies at the European level.


Roberto Camagni Regional Science Urban Planning Regional Growth Spatial Policies Spatial Networks

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberta Capello
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept ABCPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-57806-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-57807-1
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