Regional Economics is concerned with the spatial distribution of economic activity across geographic areas within a nation. It is a unique field within economics and provides a bounty of its own subject matter for research, application, and discourse. Regional Economics is also particularly well-suited as a complementary field, as most economic issues are at least in part regional issues. Topics in regional economics (including urban and rural) are subdivided into four areas: General), Household Demography and Labour, Production and Firm, Housing Markets, Government. This handbook presents the latest research in the field.
Preface; Why Non-Exporters Do Not Export: Some Exploratory Insights; Integrated Innovation; Regional Policy Issues and Structural Changes in the Least Developed Countries; On Diffusion of Ideas in the Academic World: The Case of Spatial Econometrics; Regional Sustainable Tax Incentive Model; IBMPI Gap Catching Up Within Continents; Regional Productivity Change: Sector and Country Effects; A Spatial Econometric Analysis of Aggregate U.S. Employment Growth; Regional Impacts of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SO2 Policy; Geographical Aspects of Collaborative Networks in Canadian Biotechnology Clusters; Medical Malpractice Litigation as a Tax on the Supply-Side of the Medical Services Market; Some Reflections on the Impact of Change and Globalization on Economic Regionalism Within the United States; Factors Influencing Interregional Differences in the Voter Participation Rate in the U.S., 2006; Present Situation of Chinese Banana Industrial Organization and Development of a New Model; Estimation of Regional Business Cycle in Japan Using Bayesian Panel Spatial Autoregressive Probit Model; Recent Trends in Economic Development of MENA Region; Income Mobility and Inequality in the Swedish Regions; Partnership for a New Organisation of Work: Towards a Strategy for the English Regions; Democratic Innovation; The Effect of Forced Wage Equalization on Labor Mobility: Evidence from East-West German Migration; Real and Nominal Sides of Disaggregated Economies: The Estimation of a NKPC at Italian Regional Level; The Adoption of Laser Technology in Italian Art Restoration Firms: The Role of Suppliers and Clients; Retail Markets under Constant Returns to Scale in Transportation, Storage and Information Processing; Index.