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The Environment in Regional Science: An Eclectic Review

TL;DR: A survey of the literature on the environment in regional science can be found in this article, where the authors discuss five key issues in the literature: economic development, environmental regulation, natural resources, international affairs, and geographic information systems.
Abstract: The environment, broadly construed, is increasingly a salient topic in regional science research. Theoretical and empirical inquiries by regional scientists have progressively begun to address the manifold environmental ramifications of regional science questions. As such, there now exists a sizeable literature on what we may call the environment in regional science. Given this state of affairs, the purpose of this paper is to survey this extensive literature. To provide sufficient focus, we do this by discussing five key issues in the extant literature on the environment in regional science. These issues are (i) regional economic development, (ii) environmental regulation, (iii) natural resources, (iv) international affairs, and (v) geographic information systems. Our survey is both retrospective and prospective in nature. We are interested not only in what has been accomplished thus far but also in where research on the environment in regional science is headed in the future.
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TL;DR: The authors survey recent developments in the theoretical and empirical literature on the economic effects of environmental regulation on various aspects of market structure including entry, exit, and size distribution of firms and market concentration.
Abstract: We survey recent developments in the theoretical and empirical literature on the economic effects of environmental regulation on various aspects of market structure including entry, exit, and size distribution of firms and market concentration.

50 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors survey the literature on spatial bioeconomic and land-use modelling and assess its thematic development, concluding that unobserved site-specific heterogeneity is a feature of almost all the surveyed works, and this feature has stimulated significant methodological innovation.
Abstract: We survey the literature on spatial bio-economic and land-use modelling and assess its thematic development. Unobserved site-specific heterogeneity is a feature of almost all the surveyed works, and this feature, it seems, has stimulated significant methodological innovation. In an attempt to improve the suitability with which the prototype incorporates heterogeneity, we consider modelling alternatives and extensions. We discuss solutions and conjecture others.

42 citations

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TL;DR: Based on a structural decomposition analysis within a multi-regional input-output analytical framework, the authors analyzes and compares the changes in and geographic sources of the emissions embodied in trade (EET) at the city level.

36 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, Dallara et al. presented a quantitative application of the economy-society-environment (ESA) model to Italian provinces, focusing on the three pillars of sustainability: economy, society, and environment.
Abstract: Dallara A. and Rizzi P. Geographic map of sustainability in Italian local systems, Regional Studies. This paper is a quantitative application of the economy–society–environment (ESA) model to Italian provinces. The ESA model is a framework used to describe territorial systems. It is grounded in a theoretical scheme called SEST (socio-economic territorial systems), which connects performances of the local system with socio-economic structure, external economies, public/private strategies, and territorial governance. The ESA model is focused on the three pillars of sustainability: economy, society, and environment. Clusters and rankings are defined and enable a comparison to be made with more homogeneous local systems. An analytical description of the development of the Italian systems is outlined through principal component analysis. Dallara A. et Rizzi P. Une carte geographique de la durabilite des systemes locaux en Italie, Regional Studies. Cet article cherche a appliquer de facon quantitative le modele...

29 citations

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TL;DR: This paper compares 40 global cities - included in the Global Power City Index (GPCI) database - in a benchmark study in order to trace the highest-performing urban regions from both an economic and environmental-climatological efficiency perspective, by applying relevant quantitative GPCI indicators to these 40 cities.

24 citations

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01 Jan 1987

13,141 citations

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TL;DR: The Second Industrial Divide as discussed by the authors is a history of the economic crisis of the 1980s and its consequences on American social and economic history, with a focus on the second industrial divide, the moments at which choices are made that fix the future course of industrial develop-
Abstract: This is a book unlikely to be read by historians. Or rather, they may read it, but in their capacity as citizens concerned as the book's subtitle puts it about "Possibilities for Prosperity." The Second Industrial Divide is indeed a work of contemporary analysis. Like other books this publishing season, it is intended to give us the lowdown about the economic crisis of the 1980s. But this one is also very much a work of history. The book is remarkable in general for its intellectual breadth, but in particular for its reliance on recent scholarship in American social and economic history. More than that, it is deeply historical in perspective and sensitive to the contingent, complex nature of industrial change. Historians are accustomed to draw on the social sciences. In this book, the terms of trade have shifted. Historical scholarship contributes crucially to the making of The Second Industrial Divide. What it offers in return are not the standard commodities of socialscience industry not conceptual and methodological tools that can be appropriated for the historian's use but lessons in the art of sweeping historical analysis and conclusions about the nature of industrial change worth pondering by historians. Michael Piore is a labor economist, well known for his work on labormarket segmentation and labor migration. Charles Sabel, the younger of the two, is the author of Work and Politics: The Division of Labor in Industry (1982), a highly original comparative analysis of shop-floor relations in modern industrial systems. Both are MacArthur Fellows and members of a notable assemblage of MIT social scientists working on industrial relations and technological change. Piore and Sabel can perhaps best be characterized as modern-day institutionalists and, like John R. Commons in his time, contemporary empirical analysis has led them to a serious engagement with history. The key concept of their book is that of "industrial divides" the moments at which choices are made that fix the future course of industrial develop-

3,778 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, Baumol and Oates provide a rigorous and comprehensive analysis of the economic theory of environmental policy and present a formal, theoretical treatment of those factors influencing the quality of life.
Abstract: In this book, Professors Baumol and Oates provide a rigorous and comprehensive analysis of the economic theory of environmental policy. They present a formal, theoretical treatment of those factors influencing the quality of life. By covering both the theory of externalities and its application to environmental policy, the authors have retained the basic structure and organization of the first edition, which has become a standard reference in the field. In this edition, however, they have updated their analysis to incorporate recent research in environmental economics.

2,372 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a simple static model of North-South trade is developed to examine linkages between national income, pollution, and international trade, and it is shown that the higher income country chooses stronger environmental protection, and specializes in relatively clean goods.
Abstract: A simple static model of North-South trade is developed to examine linkages between national income, pollution, and international trade. Two countries produce a continuum of goods, each differing in pollution intensity. We show that the higher income country chooses stronger environmental protection, and specializes in relatively clean goods. By isolating the scale, composition, and technique effects of international trade on pollution, we show that free trade increases world pollution; an increase in the rich North's production possibilities increases pollution, while similar growth in the poor South lowers pollution; and unilateral transfers from North to South reduce worldwide pollution.

1,465 citations