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Regional Science Perspectives in Economic Analysis: A Festschrift in Memory of Benjamin H. Stevens Vol: 249

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08 Mar 2001
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
488 pages - 156 x 234 x 26mm
Contributions to Economic Analysis


This book contains contributions from friends of Ben Stevens, remembering and celebrating his life and his work. Following his untimely death, a set of special sessions were organized for the program of the November 1998 meetings of the Regional Science Association International, held in Sante Fe, New Mexico. In all 41 papers were presented in 11 of these sessions. Those invited to participate included former colleagues and students from Ben's days on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania as well as friends and collaborators from the economics and regional science community at large - academic, private and government. It is the intention of the editors to make available with this book a selection of current work in regional economics and regional science. Some of the papers reflect on aspects of Ben's legacy, suggesting how his early work (in the 1960s) served as a basis for subsequent theoretical advances or applied developments - for example, in residential choice theory, in land-use and transportation modeling and in regional econometric modeling in general and regional input-output analysis in particular (which remained one of Ben's primary interests throughout his life). The variety of topics covered by the papers in this volume is a testament to the breadth and depth of Ben's active curiosity.
Forewords. Preface. Introduction. Agglomeration analysis: the outgrowth of a gravity-electromagnetic (GEM) model (W. Isard). Spatial price equilibrium: the influence of a blind giant on urban land use modeling (W.L. Garrison). The legacy of the Herbert-Stevens model (B. Harris). Values and criteria: modeling choices (T.A. Reiner). A spatial production model for analysis of the American farming frontier (R.C. Douglas, T.E. Smith). Network equilibrium models of travel choices with multiple classes (D. Boyce, H. Bar-Gera). Nonlinear demand and spatial price policy (M.J. Beckmann). The multiplant monopolist in a spatial environment (A.P. Hurter et al.). Spatial-cycle race for urbanization and suburbanization: the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya metropolitan areas (T. Kawashima, N. Hiraoka). Hayek and cities: guidelines for regional scientists (P. Gordon, H.W. Richardson). Cultural barriers and policy response in the transboundary transmission of development: a comparative study (A.L. Silvers). Quality of life differences among locations (C.L. Leven). Targeting industries for regional development in Israel and in Germany - a comparative study (D. Shefer et al.). The changing information technology roles of the American states, 1986-1996 (R.D. Norton). Competitive advantage of regional internal and external supply chains (K.R. Polenske). Consumption equations for a multiregional forecasting and policy analysis model (G. Treyz, L. Petraglia). Skewed distributions of technical coefficients and industries' order of production in input-output models (E. Romanoff). Assessing the spatial variation in U.S. technology (R.W. Jackson). The regional economic impacts of casino gambling (A.Z. Rose). Anti-suppressants and the creation and use of non-survey regional input-output models (S. Gerking et al.). A taxonomy of extractions (R.E. Miller, M.L. Lahr).

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