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The roles of nature and history in world development
Vernon Henderson, Tim Squires, Adam Storeygard and David Weil
March 2017
Paper No' CEPCP501:
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CentrePiece 22 (1) Spring 2017


JEL Classification: O13; O18; R12


Tags: agriculture; physical geography; development

Vernon Henderson and colleagues explore fundamental determinants of the location of economic activity.

This article summarises ‘The Global Spatial Distribution of Economic Activity: Nature, History and the Role of Trade’ by Vernon Henderson, Tim Squires, Adam Storeygard and David Weil, SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper No. 198, May 2016.