- Krugman, Venables and Fujita. The Spatial Economy: It a great book, so people say. Unfortunately I can not understand it. File under "books that I pretend to have read".
- Fujita and Thisse. Economics of Agglomeration: Easier than Spatial Economy, but still too technical for my limited mathematical skills. Also, it is not really comprehensive and it doesn't cover the NEG empirical issues.
- Baldwin et al. Economic Geography and Public Policy: Impressive book. They simplify New Economic Geography models, making them tractable and able to shed lights on public policy issues.
- Brakman et al. An Introduction to Geographical Economics: Perfect. Not too demanding, not too simple. Comprehensive, it elegantly covers theory and empirics of NEG. It should be the first step to anyone interested in New Economic Geography. Highly recommended.
Monday, April 30, 2007
New Economy Geography Textbooks
Labels: Regional Economics