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A review of Paul Krugmen’s economic geography

  • College of Environment and Planning, Henan University, Kaifeng 475001, China

Received date: 1999-03-01

  Revised date: 1999-05-01

  Online published: 1999-04-24


This paper reviews the main concepts on economic geography developed by Paul Krugman since the 1980s. Special attentions are given to three areas of his contributions: new trade theory, criticism on the five traditions of economic geography and spatial models of economic development. Finally, some comparisons are provided between Krugman’s ideas and the conventional economic geography.

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LI Xiao jian, LI Qing chun . A review of Paul Krugmen’s economic geography[J]. PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY, 1999 , 18(2) : 97 -102 . DOI: 10.11820/dlkxjz.1999.02.001