© 1976

Energy, Regional Science and Public Policy

Proceedings of the International Conference on Regional Science, Energy and Environment I. Louvain, May 1975

  • Manas Chatterji
  • Paul Van Rombury
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 126)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Manas Chatterji
    Pages 1-31
  3. John H. Cumberland, William Donnelly, Charles S. Gibson Jr., Charles E. Olson
    Pages 32-57
  4. W. T. Molle, Henk Breimer
    Pages 58-77
  5. Murray Brown, Maurizio Di Palma, Umberto Triulzi
    Pages 78-89
  6. P. J. J. Lesuis, F. Muller
    Pages 104-118
  7. Wesley K. Foell, John W. Mitchell, James L. Pappas
    Pages 136-177
  8. William Donnelly, Ali M. Parhizgari
    Pages 178-193
  9. Manoucher Parvin, Gus W. Grammas
    Pages 194-216
  10. S. De Kock
    Pages 217-219
  11. A. R. G. Heesterman
    Pages 220-249
  12. A. P. Mastenbroek, P. Nijkamp
    Pages 262-290
  13. Peter M. Meier
    Pages 303-306
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 317-320

About these proceedings


For the last three decades, space has become a significant dimension in social science analysis. In many developed countries, economic growth is slowing down, and in some cases restrained, due to environmental considerations, and the real question is the optimum spread of development over space rather than the growth over time. In the developing countries, limited and uneven distribution of population and resources, and the existence of heterogenous groups, highlighted the need of balanced regional development. The energy cl~sis and the realization that energy resources are very limited and unequally distributed have further emphasized its importance. The expected impact and relocation due to energy shortages will have a crucial spatial dimension since manufacturing and service activities dependent on energy are concentrated in a few metropolitan regions connected by transportation, 'communication and cultural factors. Regional environ­ ment is also dependent on the spatial juxtaposition of activities and energy use. The papers included in this volume address some of these considerations. They were presented in the International Conference on Regional Science, Energy and Environment, held at Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, Belgium, on May 1975. A second volume titled Environment, Regional Science and Interregional Modeling published also by Springer-Verlag contains research papers related to environment and space. This book does not concern all facets of the energy situation. In fact, contributions on major oil producing countries, U. S. S. R. , East European and developing countries are not represented.


Distribution Europe economic growth energy growth petroleum

Editors and affiliations

  • Manas Chatterji
    • 1
  • Paul Van Rombury
    • 2
  1. 1.School of ManagementState University of New YorkBinghamtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsCentrum voor Economische Studiën(Katholieke Universiteit Louvain)LouvainBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Energy, Regional Science and Public Policy
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the International Conference on Regional Science, Energy and Environment I. Louvain, May 1975
  • Editors M. Chatterji
    P. van Rompuy
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-07692-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-95284-5
  • Series ISSN 0075-8442
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 320
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Regional/Spatial Science
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