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Relevant research

For the spatially-blind camp:

Burchfield, M., Overman, H.G., Puga, D., Turner, M.A. 2006. Causes of sprawl: A portrait from space, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 121 (2), pp. 587-633.

Duranton, G., Overman, H.G. 2005. Testing for localization using micro-geographic data, Review of Economic Studies, 72 (4), pp. 1077-1106.

For the place-based camp:

Farole, T., Rodríguez-Pose, A., Storper, M. 2011. Cohesion policy in the European Union: Growth, geography, institutions, Journal of Common Market Studies, 49 (5), pp. 1089-1111.

Rodríguez-Pose, A., Crescenzi, R. 2008. Research and development, spillovers, innovation systems, and the genesis of regional growth in Europe, Regional Studies, 42 (1), pp. 51-67.

Rodríguez-Pose, A. and Storper, M. 2006. Better rules or stronger communities? On the social foundations of institutional change and its economic effects. Economic Geography, 82(1), pp. 1-25.

Storper, M., Venables, A.J. 2004, Buzz: Face-to-face contact and the urban economy, Journal of Economic Geography, 4 (4), pp. 351-370.


Evidence of impact


Barca, F. 2009. An Agenda for A Reformed Cohesion Policy: A Place-Based Approach to Meeting European Union Challenges and Expectations, Independent Report Prepared at the Request of the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Danuta Hübner, European Commission, Brussels.

CAF. 2010. Desarrollo Local: Hacia un Nuevo Protagonismo de las Ciudades y Regiones. Caracas: Corporación Andina de Fomento.

OECD. 2009. How Regions Grow, Paris: Organisation for Economic Growth and Development.

OECD. 2009. Regions Matter: Economic Recovery, Innovation and Sustainable Growth, Paris: Organisation for Economic Growth and Development.

OECD. 2011, Regional Outlook 2011, Paris: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

World Bank. 2009. World Development Report 2009: Reshaping Economic Geography. Washington, DC: World Bank.


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‘Territorial approach to local development’, TALD Workshop, 13 July 2015:

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