I thank Gilles Duranton and the participants at the New York meeting for their critical comments, as well as Tom Kemeny and Mike Manville for commenting on an earlier version of this paper. The usual disclaimers apply. In a broadly-ranging review article such as this one, it is impossible to do full justice to the literature of spatial economics and economic geography, which is now vast. Therefore, by its very nature, the citations are indicative of lines of work, rather than meant to cover all the high-quality research published on each topic.
AGGLOMERATION, TRADE, AND SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT: BRINGING DYNAMICS BACK IN*
Article first published online: 3 FEB 2010
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Journal of Regional Science
Volume 50, Issue 1, pages 313–342, February 2010
How to Cite
Storper, M. (2010), AGGLOMERATION, TRADE, AND SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT: BRINGING DYNAMICS BACK IN. Journal of Regional Science, 50: 313–342. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9787.2009.00658.x
- Issue published online: 3 FEB 2010
- Article first published online: 3 FEB 2010
- Received: April 2009; revised: September 2009; accepted: September 2009.
ABSTRACT The field of spatial economics has made enormous progress in theorizing and measuring agglomeration effects, trade costs, and urbanization. Typical models establish structural determinants by making strong assumptions about which forces are relevant and how these forces interact. But many of these assumptions, about firms, agents, spatial costs, and market structures, are questionable. As a result, the field has a long way to go to establish causality, and to be able to account for spatial economic dynamics.