Economic Geography V - Rise & Decline, Linkages & Renewal, and Opportunities for Economic Differentiation & Diversification

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Economic Geography Specialty Group
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Day: 4/7/2020
Start / End Time: 10:15 AM / 11:30 AM
Room: Director's Row E, Sheraton, Plaza Building, Lobby Level
Organizers: Dieter Kogler, Jennifer Clark, Peter Kedron
Chairs: Dieter Kogler


Special Sessions co-organized with the Regional Studies Association (

The series of "Economic Geography" special sessions features theoretical and empirical research papers under the heading ‘UNEVEN DEVELOPMENT, STRUCTURAL CHANGE and POLICY INTERVENTION’. The various sessions focus on a variety of EG relevant topics, including among others:
• Economic and industrial structure and the economic evolution of cities and regions
• The geography of innovation and knowledge production
• Urban and regional innovation systems
• The socio-spatial dynamics of knowledge networks
• Networks, collaboration patterns and labour mobility and flexibility
• The impact of technological change on regional growth, jobs, and industries
• Theoretical and empirical foundations of development and smart specialization
• Regional and urban policies for renewal and growth in a knowledge-based economy
• The structural consequences and geographic impacts of trade policy
• Policy responses to industrial change in the periphery


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Michael Dunford*, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Boyang Gao, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, Weidong Liu, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Areal differentiation and uneven and combined development: geography, uniqueness and the relative decline and rise of China 15 10:15 AM
Presenter Bjorn Asheim*, , Unrelated knowledge combinations - new windows of opportunities for economic diversification beyond EGG? 15 10:30 AM
Presenter Moritz Breul*, University of Cologne, ‘One thing leads to another’, but where? – Gateway cities and the geography of production linkages 15 10:45 AM
Presenter Phil Tomlinson*, University of Bath, Felicia M Fai, University of Bath , James R Branston, University of Bath, The Role of Local Linkages and Global Buzz within Cluster Renewal and Replacement 15 11:00 AM

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