Divarication and Opposability between "New Economic Geography"and Economic Geography

  • 1. Department of Urban and Resources Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China;
    2. Department of Geography, State University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA;
    3. Chinese Academy of Urban Planning, Beijing 100083, China

Received date: 2001-09-16

  Revised date: 2002-03-29

  Online published: 2002-07-25

Supported by

National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.49831030


Be seasoned with globalization, some economists in Western countries have new interests in Geography in recent years. A new branch of Economics, "new economic geography" or geographical economics, emerges as the times require. This paper shows the real meaning and main contents of "new economic geography", and introduces approaches and theories of Krugman's "new economic geography". The paper introduces in detail the two major themes of "the new economic geography": the spatial agglomeration of economic activity and the dynamics of regional growth convergence. The paper also gives some appraisements on it from Geographies. In the end the paper emphasizes that geography and economics should construct their new alliance based on the same goal and philosophical foundation.

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GU Chaolin,WANG Enru,SHI Aihua . Divarication and Opposability between "New Economic Geography"and Economic Geography[J]. Acta Geographica Sinica, 2002 , 57(4) : 497 -504 . DOI: 10.11821/xb200204015


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