What Can We Learn From the “Integrated Approach” To Regional Development? The Impact of EU Infrastructure Investment

  • Riccardo CrescenziEmail author
  • Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


Previous chapters have been devoted to the development of a consistent framework for the analysis of regional growth dynamics. Innovation has been identified as the key engine of regional growth. However, the linear approach to the analysis of the translation of innovation into economic growth has been progressively broadened in order to explicitly take into account institutional and geographical factors. The empirical analyses that tested this “integrated” model for the genesis of regional growth confirmed its explanatory power and shed new light on the drivers of regional growth in Europe. In addition  Chap. 6 showed how an “integrated” approach can be successfully applied to the comparative analysis of regional innovative dynamics in Europe and the United States.


Knowledge Spillover Innovative Activity Infrastructure Development Transport Infrastructure Infrastructure Investment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geography and EnvironmentLondon School of EconomicsLondonUK
  2. 2.IMDEA Social SciencesMadridSpain

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