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Spatial Knowledge Spillovers and the Dynamics of Agglomeration and Regional Growth : Contributions to Economics - Max C. Keilbach

Spatial Knowledge Spillovers and the Dynamics of Agglomeration and Regional Growth

Contributions to Economics

Paperback Published: 14th September 2000
ISBN: 9783790813210
Number Of Pages: 194

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and Feldman, 1996 or Audretsch and Stephan, 1996) show that unformalized knowledge may playa major role in the innovation of new products. Now if unformalized knowledge is communicated personally, distance will be an important variable in this process, since the intensity of contacts between persons can be expected to be negatively correlated to the distance between them. In the discussion of section 3.3.1 (page 42) we saw that it was this aspect of localization that Marshall had in mind when he was alluding to "local trade secrets".4 Note that if this spatial dimension of communication between agents exists, it is possible to transfer it to regional aggregates of agents: the closer two regions, the more they will be able to profit from the respective pool of human capital (R&D-output etc.) of the other region. This argument gives a spatial 5 interpretation of the literature on endogenous growth. Now if these spillovers have a spatial dimension then it follows from the discussion in chapter 3 that they will be one driving force in the dynamics of agglomeration. With the model to be developed in this chapter I will investigate the hy­ pothesis that it is these forces of agglomeration (i.e. spatial spillovers of nonrival goods or foctors) that are responsible for the inhomogeneous pattern of growth con­ vergence. To analyze this phenomenon, I consider different types of regional aggregates and different distances in the model.

Introduction and Motivationp. 1
Why and How Does Economic Activity Grow? An Overview of the Literaturep. 5
Why and How Does Economic Activity Concentrate in Space? Another Overview of the Literaturep. 29
Spatial Knowledge Spillovers and the Dynamics of Agglomeration and Regional Growthp. 61
Marshallian Externalities, Spatial Self-Organization and Regional Growth - an Agent Based Approachp. 83
Spatial Processes in the Economy - an Empirical Investigationp. 103
Summary and Conclusionp. 145
Generalization of the Model Developed in Chapter 4p. 149
Mathematical Appendixp. 153
App. C: Datap. 155
List of Symbolsp. 169
List of Figuresp. 179
List of Tablesp. 181
Referencesp. 183
Indexp. 189
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ISBN: 9783790813210
ISBN-10: 3790813214
Series: Contributions to Economics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 14th September 2000
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.3

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