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Geography, Institutions and Regional Economic Performance

  • The book offers an explicit analysis of the role of geography and institutions for local development

  • It offers a significant coverage of EU countries and emerging economies

  • Agglomeration economies and innovation are explicitly linked to immeterial (human-related) factors

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    • Riccardo Crescenzi, Marco Percoco
    Pages 1-11
  3. Space, Growth and Development

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13
  4. Space, growth and development

    1. Globalization and Endogenous Regional Growth

      • Roberta Capello, Ugo Fratesi
      Pages 15-37
    2. Productivity and Local Workforce Composition

      • David Christopher Maré, Richard Fabling
      Pages 59-76
  5. Institutions and Culture

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 119-119
    2. Cultural Diversity and Economic Performance: Evidence from European Regions

      • Elena Bellini, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, Dino Pinelli, Giovanni Prarolo
      Pages 121-141
    3. The ‘Bright’ Side of Social Capital: How ‘Bridging’ Makes Italian Provinces More Innovative

      • Riccardo Crescenzi, Luisa Gagliardi, Marco Percoco
      Pages 143-164
    4. Explicitly Implicit: How Institutional Differences Influence Entrepreneurship

      • Stefan Bauernschuster, Oliver Falck, Robert Gold, Stephan Heblich
      Pages 165-186
  6. Agglomeration Economies, the Location of Economic Activities and Innovation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 207-207
  7. Agglomeration economies, the location of economic activities and innovation

    1. Evaluating the Role of Clusters for Innovation and Growth in Europe

      • Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Fabrice Comptour
      Pages 209-235
    2. Agglomeration and Labour Markets: The Impact of Transport Investments on Labour Market Outcomes

      • Sabine D’Costa, Steve Gibbons, Henry Overman, Panu Pelkonen
      Pages 263-279
    3. Firm Capabilities and Cooperation for Innovation: Evidence from the UK Regions

      • Simona Iammarino, Mariacristina Piva, Marco Vivarelli, Nick von Tunzelmann
      Pages 281-302
  8. Geography in Motion: Trade, FDI and Migrations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 303-303
  9. Geography in motion: Trade, FDI and Migrations

About this book

The book brings together contributions by scholars from several countries and different “sister” disciplines (Economic Geography, Urban and Regional Economics, Innovation Studies) with different approaches to the same crucial issue: how geography, culture and institutions influence regional economic performance. It includes a number of relevant insights into these complex relations covering different-though complementary-streams of literature in order to emphasize their points of contact and areas of consensus (or disagreement).

The role of institutional and cultural factors in shaping regional economic dynamics is analysed together with the impact of clusters, accessibility, urbanization processes and localised inter-firm linkages. The dynamic interactions of economic agents across space are also explored in depth by analysing the geography of trade flows, labour and capital mobility. Empirical analyses cover the whole European Union with some chapters focused on specific European countries but also on non-European and emerging economies.

The book effectively demonstrates that regional development is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon, the in-depth understanding of which calls for the simultaneous consideration of a variety of phenomena and the structural characteristics of places and agents. The understanding of regional economic performance hence calls for an explicit consideration of both “hard” and “soft ” factors of development, especially in terms of geography, culture and institutions.

Keywords

  • Economic Geography
  • Innovation
  • Institutions
  • Regional Policy
  • Regional growth

Editors and Affiliations

  • , Dept. of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom

    Riccardo Crescenzi

  • , Institutional Analysis and, Università Bocconi, Milano, Italy

    Marco Percoco

About the editors

Dr Riccardo Crescenzi is Programme Director of the MSc in Local Economic Development and Lecturer in Economic Geography at the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics. He is also affiliated to the LSE Spatial Economics Research Centre. Before joining the LSE, Dr Crescenzi was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence). He was also a visiting scholar at the LSE and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research is focused on regional economic development and growth, innovation and EU development policies analysis. He has published in international journals, such as “Growth and Change”, “Regional Studies”, “The Journal of Economic Geography” and “The World Economy”. His teaching focuses on the economics of local and regional development.

Dr Marco Percoco is Assistant Professor in Urban, Regional and Transport Economics at the Department of Institutional Analysis and Public Management at Università Bocconi in Milan. He is also Deputy director for International Relations of the Centre for Regional Economics, Transport and Tourism (CERTET) at the same university. Dr Percoco serves in the board of the Italian Regional Science Association and in  SR-Italian Journal of Regional Science. His research forcus on local development and transport economics.

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Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-33395-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)