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Common Ground? Prospects for Integrating the Economic Geography of Geographers and Economists

Sjöberg, Örjan and Sjöholm, Fredrik LU (2002) In Environment and Planning A 34(3). p.467-486
Abstract
Hailed by economists as an idea whose time has come, the `new economic geography' has not been quite as favourably received by geographers. Frequently seen as a prime case of academic imperialism, few appear willing to concede that economists may have something to contribute to economic geography. Conversely, beyond the token reference to vintage publications, economists
often dismiss geographers' economic geography as a dead end. In this paper we take a more detached view. Exploring points of convergence and divergence, we identify lessons that either side may learn from the other. While not shying away from existing differences, we conclude that there is indeed some common ground.
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Environment and Planning A
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34
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20 pages
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Pion Ltd
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1472-3409
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10.1068/a3447
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  abstract     = {Hailed by economists as an idea whose time has come, the `new economic geography' has not been quite as favourably received by geographers. Frequently seen as a prime case of academic imperialism, few appear willing to concede that economists may have something to contribute to economic geography. Conversely, beyond the token reference to vintage publications, economists<br/>often dismiss geographers' economic geography as a dead end. In this paper we take a more detached view. Exploring points of convergence and divergence, we identify lessons that either side may learn from the other. While not shying away from existing differences, we conclude that there is indeed some common ground.},
  author       = {Sjöberg, Örjan  and Sjöholm, Fredrik},
  issn         = {1472-3409},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {467--486},
  publisher    = {Pion Ltd},
  series       = {Environment and Planning A},
  title        = {Common Ground? Prospects for Integrating the Economic Geography of Geographers and Economists},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/a3447},
  volume       = {34},
  year         = {2002},
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