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Shifts in Economic Geography and their Causes
Anthony J. Venables
December 2006
Paper No' CEPCP218:
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CentrePiece 11 (3) Winter 2006

Why are economic activity and prosperity spread so unevenly, and does globalisation necessarily narrow these differences? Tony Venables outlines the key forces driving the economic geography of cities, nations and the world economy - and how we should think about future patterns of location for both developed and developing regions.

This is an edited version of 'Shifts in Economic Geography and their Causes' by Anthony J Venables, CEP Discussion Paper No. 767