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Regional Science Matters
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â This volume is a collection of fresh and novel contributions to regional science. They commemorate the scientific inheritance of the founding father of regional science, the late Walter Isard. All papers are written by well-known scholars in the field and serve to highlight the great importance of regional science theory and methodology for a better understanding of current spatial and environmental problems throughout our planet. The book showcases a multidisciplinary panorama of modern regional science research and presents new insights by applying regional science approaches.
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Table of Contents

Part I: Editorial Introduction.- Part II: Spatial Systems Analysis.- Part III: Regional Growth and Distribution.- Part IV: Regional Policy and Uncertainty.- Part V: Urban Agglomerations.

About the Author

Peter Nijkamp has for many years been Walter Isard's colleague on the European side of the regional science community. He has published extensively on quantitative regional science issues. Adam Rose was Walter's first Economics PhD student at Cornell University. He has taught at the University of California Riverside, West Virginia University, Pennsylvania State University, and University of Southern California. In addition to regional science, his major areas of research are energy and environmental economics, and the economics of natural disasters and terrorism. Karima Kourtit is a researcher with a profound interest in regional science topics. Her main research interest focuses on the emerging `New Urban World'.

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