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

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Economic Geography Specialty Group
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 Bjorn Asheim*, , Unrelated knowledge combinations - new windows of opportunities for economic diversification beyond EGG? 15 12:00 AM
Presenter Moritz Breul*, University of Cologne, ‘One thing leads to another’, but where? – Gateway cities and the geography of production linkages 15 12:00 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 12:00 AM

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