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An Introduction to Geographical Economics by Steven Brakman

By Steven Brakman

Книга creation to Geographical Economics: alternate, position and progress. creation to Geographical Economics: alternate, place and Growth.Книги Экономика Автор: Steven Brakman Год издания: 2001 Формат: pdf Издат.:Cambridge college Press Страниц: 375 Размер: 1,9 Мб ISBN: 0521770394 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:The want for a greater knowing of the function position performs in financial lifestyles used to be first and such a lot famously made specific by way of Bertil Ohlin in 1933. but it is just lately, with the improvement of machine programs in a position to deal with complicated platforms, in addition to advances in fiscal idea (in specific an elevated knowing of returns to scale and imperfect competition), that Ohlin’s imaginative and prescient has been met and a framework built and is the reason the distribution of financial job throughout area. This booklet is an built-in, non-mathematical, first-principles textbook featuring geographical economics to complex scholars. by no means heading off complicated thoughts, its emphasis is on examples, diagrams, and empirical facts, making it the perfect place to begin sooner than monographic and magazine fabric. comprises copious desktop simulation routines, to be had in e-book and digital layout to motivate studying and realizing via software. makes use of case examine fabric from North the USA, Europe, Africa and Australasia.• Reader-friendly, built-in, non-mathematical, first-principles textbook featuring one of many quickest becoming and demanding topics in smooth economics • comprises copious desktop simulation routines, on hand in booklet and digital layout, to motivate studying and figuring out via program • actually overseas utilizing case research fabric from North the United States, Europe, Africa and Australasia

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The increase is striking for all four countries and most pronounced (as a percentage change) for South Korea. Note that these impressive increases in the share of world production indicate that output in these countries increased substantially faster than world output. Moreover, the changes occurred very rapidly and almost at the same time. 5 Overview of the book The various examples and discussions presented in this chapter paint a relatively clear picture. The distribution of population and economic activity across space is very uneven, with a strong clustering or agglomeration of economic activity in various important centers.

Similarly, Latin America and North Africa and the Middle East are also highly urbanized. Other variables are only weakly correlated with per capita income. Although death rates, for example, are particularly high in poor Sub-Saharan Africa (in part as a result of the AIDS epidemic, which may explain the high inflow of foreign aid), they are lower in Latin America and North Africa and the Middle East than in the high-income countries, which are confronted with rapidly aging populations. Remarkably, perhaps, the openness of the global regions, as measured by the percentage of GDP exported, is hardly correlated with per capita income.

6. The hard disk drive value chain (based on Gourevitch, Bohn, and McKendrick 2000, Figure 1). 1 An example at the firm level: hard disk drives3 The manufacture of hard disk drives (HDD), essential components for the computer industry, is a very dynamic industry, with revenues of more than $30 billion, product life cycles of less than eighteen months, and prices falling at more than 40% per annum for more than a decade. Fifteen years ago not only was 80% of all production done by US firms but the same was true for the assembly activities.

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