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Theories of Endogenous Regional Growth

Lessons for Regional Policies

  • Börje Johansson
  • Charlie Karlsson
  • Roger R. Stough

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson, Roger Stough
      Pages 3-13
  3. Endogenous Growth Theory Applied in a Regional Context

  4. Interregional Processes, Scale Economies and Agglomeration

  5. Functional Regions, Clustering and Local Economic Development

About this book


During the last two decades a new growth theory has emerged - often labelled "endogenous economic growth". The contributions in the book develop these advances into a theoretical framework for endogenous regional economic growth and explain the implications for regional economic policies in the perspective of the new century. Endogenous growth models can reflect increasing returns and hence refer more adequately to empirical observations than earlier models, and the models become policy relevant, because in endogenous growth models policy matters. Such policies comprise efforts to stimulate the growth of knowledge intensity of the labour supply and knowledge production in the form of R&D.


Endogenous regional growth Institution Knowledge economy Nation Regional economic policy Territorial competition agglomeration

Editors and affiliations

  • Börje Johansson
    • 1
  • Charlie Karlsson
    • 1
  • Roger R. Stough
    • 2
  1. 1.Economics DepartmentJönköping International Business SchoolJönköpingSweden
  2. 2.The Institute of Public PolicyGeorge Mason UniversityUSA

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