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Local Economic Development Analysis, Practices, and Globalization by John P. Blair, Michael Charles Carroll
  

Local Economic Development Analysis, Practices, and Globalization

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Local Economic Development Analysis, Practices, and Globalization by John P. Blair, Michael Charles Carroll

Comprehensive coverage of traditional economic problems and issues are strengthened in this textbook by the recognition that the economic perspective should be supplemented by insights from other social sciences. Features of this new Second Edition include: - concepts, theories and tools are emphasized rather than specific programmes - traditional topics such as location of activities, growth and development, economic structure, land use, neighbourhood development, and governance are presented in ways that connect theory to 'the ground' realities - economic problems including transportation, poverty, immigration, education, urban management and housing are covered within the context of regional development - numerous quantitative tools including location quotients, shift/share analysis, local multipliers, input-output analysis, statistical modeling, cost/benefit studies, discounted cash-flow analysis, among others, are described in an easy-to-understand manner.

About the Author

John P. Blair is a Professor of Economics at Wright State University where he teaches courses in urban economics and local economic development. He received a Ph. D. from West Virginia University. He has served as a consultant for a variety of state and local governments as well as private agencies. He has written numerous books and articles about urban issues and public policies. Blair's academic articles have appeared in such journals as Land Economics, Growth and Change, and Economic Development Quarterly. Michael C. Carroll is the Director of the Center for Regional Development and Associate Professor of Economics at Bowling Green State University. Prior to joining BGSU, he served on the faculty at Muskingum College and West Virginia State University. Dr. Carroll's business experience includes positions as corporate controller, operations manager, and president. His research interests focus on regional economic development and social economics. He is Editor-in-Chief of Regional Science Policy and Practice and Associate Editor of Economic Development Quarterly. His writings have appeared in a variety of academic journals including, the Journal of Economic Issues, Annals of Regional Science, and the Industrial Geographer. Dr. Carroll also authored A Future of Capitalism: The Economic Vision of Robert Heilbroner (Macmillan and St. Martin's Press) 1998. He earned his Ph.D. from Colorado State University.

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Publication date

3rd July 2008

Author

John P. Blair, Michael Charles Carroll

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Hardback
328 pages

Categories

Development economics & emerging economies

ISBN

9781412964838

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