From Thunen to Weber

  • Claude Ponsard
Part of the Texts and Monographs in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (TMECO)


After Thunen and his disciples, no new advances in the field of spatial economics were made until the end of the Nineteenth Century. During the second economic and technical revolution of capitalism, a transition was being made from an essentially agricultural economy, with animal-drawn means of transportation, to industrialization with its railroads, urbanization, concentration, etc. This change was felt especially in Germany, the main center of spatial thought.


Transportation Agglomeration Monopoly 


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  1. (1).
    More recent, but belonging to the same state of thought, we can mention as examples Keir [38] and Black [53].Google Scholar
  2. (2).
    Alfred Marshall, Principles of Economics, London, 1890, and Industry and Trade, London, 1919.Google Scholar

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  • Claude Ponsard
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  1. 1.DijonFrance

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