1st Edition
Regional Development in an Age of Structural Economic Change
Piet Rietveld, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Daniel Shefer, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Routledge 2024

About the book
First published in 1999, this volume addresses various themes in regional development studies from the perspective of structural economic change. Particular attention is paid to factors having long-run implications for regional development, such as innovation and knowledge production. Innovation and research and development activities appear to take place at particular locations. This has implications for long-run spatial and sectoral developments. Another factor is transport infrastructure; its impact on efficiency and equity is surveyed. Other themes covered relate to the role of tourism and adjustments in urban economies. The books aims to offer a balance between modelling and non-modelling approaches. In addition to country-specific contributions, some are offered at the European level.

Publication Date: 22 February 2024 |  ISBN: 9780429442681

About the editors

Pieter Rietveld was a Dutch economist and Professor in Transport Economics at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, and a fellow at the Tinbergen Institute. He was among the top researchers in economic geography according to IDEAS/RePEc.

Professor (Emeritus) Daniel Shefer is a Professor of Urban and Regional Economics and ex-Dean at the Technion- Israel Institute of Technology. Professor Shefer has served as Senior Economist in the Urban and Regional Economics Division, Research department, of the World Bank in Washington DC. His areas of expertise are: urban and regional economics, transportation and environmental economics, industrial agglomeration and regional economic growth, and industrial innovation and technology transfer. He has published widely in these fields.

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