How Different Are Regions? An Evolutionary Approach to Regional Inequality

  • Michael Steiner


What is a region and how and why does it differ from others is one of the fundamental questions of most people related to regional science. At several occasions ROLF FUNCK (e.g. 1976, 1978, 1986) has emphasized that the definition of a region must meet a number of criteria the economic ones being only a part of them. But he also pointed to the fact that there are different ways of approaching these economic criteria (e.g. in interpreting the merits of A. LÖSCH in respect to this question): “Static equilibrium is the standard of reference ..., but there is plenty of room for dynamic, disequilibrium interpretation of reality.” (FUNCK and KOWALSKI, 1986, p. 3).


Adaptive Behaviour Economic Agent Economic Behaviour Regional Type Entrepreneurial Behaviour 
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