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Economic Geography, Locational Economics, Regional Economics

In recent years, economic geography has grown closer to economics through the progress in theorizing how such forces as trade costs, migration, and the location of firms and sectors interact. Globalization is reshuffling maps of economic activity, generating new distributions of output, employment and human welfare. The LSE Geography Department has a strong cluster of researchers who work at the frontiers of economic geography, using techniques that range from formal modelling, to quantitative methods and case studies. They interact strongly with the researchers working on regional development and urban economics. 

•  Regional policy and trade
   (A. Rodriguez-Pose)

•  Spatial economic disparities
   (H. Overman)

•  Globalization, uneven development
   (D. Perrons)

•  Theories of regional dynamicsevelopment
   (M. Storper)

•  Agglomeration, clustering
   (M. Storper)

•  Skills, education and regional development
   (S. Gibbons, O. Silva)

•  Evolutionary economic geography
   (S. Iammarino)

•  Innovation and agglomeration
   (R. Crescenzi, S. Iammarino, A. Rodriguez-Pose, M. Storper)