© 2015

Regional Science Matters

Studies Dedicated to Walter Isard

  • Peter Nijkamp
  • Adam Rose
  • Karima Kourtit

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Peter Nijkamp, Adam Rose, Karima Kourtit
    Pages 1-11
  3. Spatial Systems Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Peter Nijkamp, Waldemar Ratajczak
      Pages 15-26
    3. Åke E. Andersson
      Pages 55-70
    4. Johannes Bröcker
      Pages 87-103
  4. Regional Growth and Distribution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Geoffrey J. D. Hewings, Euijune Kim
      Pages 187-219
  5. Regional Policy and Uncertainty

About this book


This volume is a collection of fresh and novel contributions to regional science. They commemorate the scientific inheritance of the founding father of regional science, the late Walter Isard. All papers are written by well-known scholars in the field and serve to highlight the great importance of regional science theory and methodology for a better understanding of current spatial and environmental problems throughout our planet. The book showcases a multidisciplinary panorama of modern regional science research and presents new insights by applying regional science approaches.


Demographic Aanalysis Public Policy Regional Growth Regional Science Spatial Modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Nijkamp
    • 1
  • Adam Rose
    • 2
  • Karima Kourtit
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Spatial EconomicsVU UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of Southern California Price School of Public PolicyLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.VU University Department of Spatial EconomicsAmsterdamThe Netherlands

About the editors

Peter Nijkamp has for many years been Walter Isard’s colleague on the European side of the regional science community. He has published extensively on quantitative regional science issues.

Adam Rose was Walter’s first Economics PhD student at Cornell University. He has taught at the University of California Riverside, West Virginia University, Pennsylvania State University, and University of Southern California. In addition to regional science, his major areas of research are energy and environmental economics, and the economics of natural disasters and terrorism.

Karima Kourtit is a researcher with a profound interest in regional science topics. Her main research interest focuses on the emerging ‘New Urban World’.

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