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The environment in regional science: An eclectic review*

01 Oct 2003-Economics of Governance (Springer-Verlag)-Vol. 83, Iss: 1, pp 291-316
TL;DR: A comprehensive survey of the literature on the environment in regional science can be found in this paper, where the authors discuss five key issues in the literature: regional 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 article 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: 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.

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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...

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01 Jan 2009
TL;DR: In this article, the authors focus on the dynamics of regional performance and on the mechanisms that allow some regions to grow more rapidly than others, to become more competitive and to remain so in the long run.
Abstract: With increasing globalization over recent decades, the impacts of economic stimuli at the national level have diminished in terms of their importance for economic processes; the stimuli are increasingly originating at the international level. As markets integrate, the competitors of firms are generally firms from other countries and the domestic market is no longer and not necessarily the most important one. At the same time, the internal resources of firms are no longer sufficient for their competitiveness in a globalized World, and, to sustain their growth, they have to rely increasingly on external resources, knowledge in particular, which are normally accessible at the local and regional level (Audretsch 1988). The regional scale, therefore, has increased in importance for economic growth as a result of globalization forces; competition is now centered on region-region interactions with the regions often located in different countries. This book is concerned with the study of regional economic growth in advanced countries. The focus is essentially on the dynamics of regional performance and on the mechanisms that allow some regions to grow more rapidly than others, to become more competitive and to remain so in the long run. This book therefore draws on regional science literature that is concerned with the growth of regions with the primary purpose of clarifying which mechanisms are at work and the secondary purpose of clarifying which development policies ought to be applied. The distribution of economic activities, involving the detection and explanation of location and agglomeration, its efficiency and its evolution, is the other traditional body of economic geography literature from which the analysis in this book also draws heavily (Isard 1956; Gabszewicz et al. 1986; McCann 2002). These two strands of literature cannot be considered as separate; on the contrary, they are clearly complementary since no agglomeration takes place without growth differentials; nor can the dynamics and development patterns of regions be studied or influenced without knowing what drives location decisions and what

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TL;DR: In this paper, the differences in taxation of specific means of agricultural production such as fertilizers, pesticides, mineral oil products, gas and electricity in selected EU nations were examined and an international comparison of tax burden on profit, which is caused by the combination of the individual tax regulations, is made based on a model entity.
Abstract: This study examines the differences in taxation of specific means of agricultural production such as fertilizers, pesticides, mineral oil products, gas and electricity in selected EU nations. Apart from the description of relevant tax rules prevailing in these countries, an international comparison of tax burden on profit, which is caused by the combination of the individual tax regulations, is made based on a model entity. Such a comparison identifies the distortion led by the taxation on agricultural firms' business performance and their competitiveness. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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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-
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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.
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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.

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