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Introduction

  • Harry W. Richardson

Abstract

In the first part of this introduction I wish to offer some brief comments on the development of economic thinking on location and regional problems. This subject has been grossly neglected by historians of economic thought. Even Schumpeter in his monumental History of Economic Analysis gives only passing references to it, apart from a few (sharp and highly informative) lines on von Thünen. The closest approximations to historical surveys I know, though they are both very incomplete, are chapters in books by Isard and by Warntz.2 The main reason for the general lack of interest in space, distance and regional differentiation among economists lies in the pervasive influence of classical economics.

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Regional Policy Regional Economic Location Theory Market Area Regional Income 
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Notes

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harry W. Richardson
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Research in theUniversity of KentUK

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