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Centre for Geographical Economic Research

Spatial Rebalancing of the Economy

With the impact of the financial crisis, subsequent recession, and imposition of fiscal austerity policies across many countries, interest has focused on spatial and sectoral rebalancing of economies. This research theme is concerned with examining the scale and nature of spatial imbalances in economic growth, and thereby the scope for redressing such imbalances

Publications and Papers

Brakman, S., Garretsen, H. and Schramm, M. (2006) Putting New Economic Geography to the Test: Free-ness of Trade and Agglomeration in the EU Regions, Regional Science and Urban Economics, 36, pp. 613-636.

Brakman, S., Garretsen, H. and van Marrewijk, C. (2009) Economic Geography within and between European Nations:  The Role of Market Potential and Density across Space and Time, Journal of Regional Science, 49, pp. 777-800.

Bosker, M. and Garretsen, H. (2010) Trade Costs and Empirical New Economic Geography, Papers in Regional Science, 89, pp.485-511.

Garretsen, H. and Martin, R.L. (2010) Towards More Credible (New) Economic Geography Models:  Taking Geography and History Seriously, Spatial Economic Analysis, 5, pp. 127-160.

Martin, R.L. (2010) Uneven Regional Growth The Geographies of Boom and Bust under New Labour, Ch 3, in Coe, N and Jones, A (Eds) The Economic Geography of the UK, London Sage , pp. 29-46.

Gardiner, B., Martin, R.L. and Tyler, P. (2011) Does Spatial Agglomeration increase National Growth? Evidence from the European Union, Journal of Economic Geography, 11, pp. 979-1006.

Garretsen, H., Roberts, M. and Tyler, P. (2011) Geography and Development, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 4, pp.157-162.

Kitson, M., Martin, R.L. and Tyler, P. (2011) The Geographies of Austerity, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 4, pp. 289-302.

Brakman, S., Garretsen, H., Oumer, A. and van Marrewijk, C., (2012) The Border Populations Effects of EU Integration, Journal of Regional Science, 52, pp. 40-59.

Martin, R.L. (2012) London's Economy: From Resurgence, to Recession to Rebalancing, Ch. 6 in Tewdwr-Jones, M. Phelps, N. and Freestone, R. (Eds) The Planning Imagination: Peter Hall and the Study of Urban and Regional Planning, London: Routledge.

Gardiner, B., Martin, R.L. and Tyler, P. (2013) Spatially Unbalanced Growth in the UK Economy, forthcoming in Journal of Economic Geography

Fingleton, B., Garretsen, H and Martin, R.L. (2015) 'Shocking Aspects of Monetary Union: The Vulnerability of Regions in Euroland'. Submitted to Journal of Economic Geography for special issue on 'The Future of Europe'