The Emergence and Struggling Years of Regional Science



Early Developments and Significant Recognition of Location Theory The following academic year, 1943–44, this son spent in Washington, D.C. Based upon a strong recommendation by Professor Alvin H. Hansen he had been awarded a highly coveted Social Science Research Council fellowship. To pursue further his location analysis and studies, he was attached to the National Resources Planning Board in Washington D.C. His advisor was Ernest Williams with whom he had stimulating discussions; and as a result he came to view Location and Transportation as the two sides of the same coin. Transportation analysis deepens location analysis and vice versa, and as a consequence both transportation and location models became basic in later regional science research.


Regional Research Federal Reserve Regional Problem Regional Income Informal Meeting 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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