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Spatial Economics

Spatial Economics

Masahisa Fujita

Edited by Masahisa Fujita, President, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, Professor, Konan University and Professor, Kyoto University, Japan

2005 904 pp Hardback 978 1 84376 648 3

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Series: The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series






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‘Masahisa Fujita is undoubtedly the leading scholar in spatial economics. Being the (co-) author of the two main books in urban economics and economics of geography, he was especially well qualified to edit this collection of readings in that field. Anyone who wishes to get acquainted with the fundamental contributions in spatial economics, a lively and growing field of research, now has the opportunity to access all of them through a single volume. We should all be grateful to him for this wonderful job.’
– Jacques-François Thisse, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

This authoritative two-volume collection presents a selection of seminal articles investigating the spatial aspect of economic processes and development. Special attention is given to the economics of agglomeration and examining the fundamental issue of the formation and concentration of economic activity in geographical space.

Contents
35 articles, dating from 1949 to 2002 Contributors include: M. Beckmann, V. Henderson, W.Isard, T.C. Koopmans, P. Krugman, R. Lucas Jr., P.A.Samuelson, D. Starrett, A. Venables

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‘. . . an essential reference for students, researchers and lecturers in economics. . . The book’s merit is a joint publication of the most relevant papers in the field of spatial economics. . . very useful to regional economists and economic geographers.’
– Paul Gans, Geographische Rundschau

‘Masahisa Fujita is undoubtedly the leading scholar in spatial economics. Being the (co-) author of the two main books in urban economics and economics of geography, he was especially well qualified to edit this collection of readings in that field. Anyone who wishes to get acquainted with the fundamental contributions in spatial economics, a lively and growing field of research, now has the opportunity to access all of them through a single volume. We should all be grateful to him for this wonderful job.’
– Jacques-François Thisse, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

This authoritative two-volume collection presents a selection of seminal articles investigating the spatial aspect of economic processes and development. Special attention is given to the economics of agglomeration and examining the fundamental issue of the formation and concentration of economic activity in geographical space.

These volumes comprise the most important articles published during the last 50 years on the economic modelling of endogenous mechanisms leading to agglomeration.

Spatial Economics will be essential reading for students and researchers alike.

Full table of contents

Contents
Volume I
Acknowledgements
Introduction Masahisa Fujita
PART I FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOGRAPHICAL ECONOMICS
1. Walter Isard (1949), ‘The General Theory of Location and Space-Economy’
2. Tjalling C. Koopmans and Martin Beckmann (1957), ‘Assignment Problems and the Location of Economic Activities’
3. David Starrett (1978), ‘Market Allocations of Location Choice in a Model with Free Mobility’
4. Paul A. Samuelson (1983), ‘Thünen at Two Hundred’
5. Marc L. Nerlove and Efraim Sadka (1991), ‘Von Thünen’s Model of the Dual Economy’
6. Edwin S. Mills (1967), ‘An Aggregative Model of Resource Allocation in a Metropolitan Area’
7. Hesham Abdel-Rahman and Masahisa Fujita (1990), ‘Product Variety, Marshallian Externalities and City Sizes’
PART II THE MORPHOLOGY OF CITIES
8. Robert M. Solow and William S. Vickrey (1971), ‘Land Use in a Long Narrow City’
9. Martin J. Beckmann (1976), ‘Spatial Equilibrium in the Dispersed City’
10. Donald J. O'Hara (1977), ‘Location of Firms within a Square Central Business District’
11. Helen Tauchen and Ann D. Witte (1984), ‘Socially Optimal and Equilibrium Distributions of Office Activity: Models with Exogenous and Endogenous Contacts’
12. Takatoshi Tabuchi (1986), ‘Urban Agglomeration Economies in a Linear City’
13. Y.Y. Papageorgiou and T.R. Smith (1983), ‘Agglomeration as Local Instability of Spatially Uniform Steady-States’
14. Hideaki Ogawa and Masahisa Fujita (1980), ‘Equilibrium Land Use Patterns in a Nonmonocentric City’
15. Haruo Imai (1982), ‘CBD Hypothesis and Economies of Agglomeration’
16. Masahisa Fujita and Hideaki Ogawa (1982), ‘Multiple Equilibria and Structural Transition of Non-Monocentric Urban Configurations’
17. Robert E. Lucas, Jr. and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg (2002), ‘On the Internal Structure of Cities’
18. Mitsuru Ota and Masahisa Fujita (1993), ‘Communication Technologies and Spatial Organization of Multi-Unit Firms in Metropolitan Areas’
19. Vernon Henderson and Arindam Mitra (1996), ‘The New Urban Landscape: Developers and Edge Cities’
20. Masahisa Fujita (1988), ‘A Monopolistic Competition Model of Spatial Agglomeration: Differentiated Product Approach’
Name Index

Volume II
Acknowledgements
An introduction by the editor to both volumes appears in Volume I
PART I NEW ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
1. Paul Krugman (1991), ‘Increasing Returns and Economic Geography’
2. Anthony J. Venables (1996), ‘Equilibrium Locations of Vertically Linked Industries’
3. Paul Krugman and Anthony J. Venables (1995), ‘Globalization and the Inequality of Nations’
4. Diego Puga and Anthony J. Venables (1996), ‘The Spread of Industry: Spatial Agglomeration in Economic Development’
5. Elhanan Helpman (1998), ‘The Size of Regions’
6. Diego Puga (1999), ‘The Rise and Fall of Regional Inequalities’
7. Gianmarco Ottaviano, Takatoshi Tabuchi and Jacques-François Thisse (2002), ‘Agglomeration and Trade Revisited’
8. Paul Krugman (1991), ‘History Versus Expectations’
9. Richard E. Baldwin (1999), ‘Agglomeration and Endogenous Capital’
PART II URBAN SYSTEMS
10. J.V. Henderson (1974), ‘The Sizes and Types of Cities’
11. Masahisa Fujita and Paul Krugman (1995), ‘When Is the Economy Monocentric?: von Thünen and Chamberlin Unified’
12. Tomoya Mori (1997), ‘A Modeling of Megalopolis Formation: The Maturing of City Systems’
13. Masahisa Fujita, Paul Krugman and Tomoya Mori (1999), ‘On the Evolution of Hierarchical Urban Systems’
14. Paul Krugman and Raul Livas Elizondo (1996), ‘Trade Policy and the Third World Metropolis’
15. Yorgos Y. Papageorgiou and David Pines (2000), ‘Externalities, Indivisibility, Nonreplicability, and Agglomeration’
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