Externalities and Local Economic Growth in Manufacturing Industries

  • Stefano Usai
  • Raffaele Paci
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


The recent revival of interest in issues relating to economic geography has put new vigour into research efforts intending to explain economic phenomena without neglecting space. Such a revival has two main causes as pointed out by Fujita, Krugman and Venables (1999): on the one hand the real-world concerns arising with the ongoing processes of regional integration, especially in Europe; on the other hand, from the theoretical point of view, the availability of the analytical tools necessary to deal with increasing returns bounded in space which characterise agglomeration forces.


Labour Market Condition Local Growth Public Capital Industrial District Feasible Generalise Little Square 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Usai
    • 1
  • Raffaele Paci
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SassariItaly
  2. 2.University of CagliariItaly

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