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Local and Regional Development and Policy

The uneven development of regions is a feature of geographical development in general, which seems to be reinforced by globalization, as the emerging global economy deploys itself through a system of key city-regions. These processes renew long-standing questions about the sources of regional development, the gaps between prosperous and less prosperous ones, between fast and slow growth, and the key actors and processes that generate these outcomes. The research is inherently interested in how, and to what extent, regional and local economic development policy can positively affect development. Providing a rigorous explanation and empirical basis to analyzing spatial development patterns is also key to identifying wasteful or counter-productive policy measures.

•  MNEs and regional policy
   (R. Crescenzi)

•  Innovation and diffusion of new technology
   (S. Iammarino)

•  Firms and interaction, MNES
   (S. Iammarino)

•  Environmental governance
   (M. Mason)

•  Transboundary environment, security issues
   (M. Mason)

•  LED strategies and institutions
   (A. Rodriguez-Pose)

•  Spatial policy, sorting, interdependence
   (H. Overman)

•  Entrepreneurship and birthplace
   (O. Silva)

•  Comparative urban growth and development
   (M. Storper)

•  Foundations of regional policy
   (S. Iammarino, H. Overman, A. Rodriguez-Pose, M. Storper)

•  Geographical process underlying innovation rates
   (R. Crescenzi, A. Rodriguez-Pose, M. Storper)