GEOG101_-_Lecture_13

GEOG101_-_Lecture_13 - TheGeographyofEconomic Development...

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The Geography of Economic  Development Part 2 Lecture 13 GEOG 101 February 25, 2010
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Lecture 13 Outline Guest Lecture Pathways to Development How Regional Economic Cores Are Created; How Core- Periphery Patterns Are Modified Globalization and Local Economic Development The Global Assembly Line; The Global Office; Tourism
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Economic Development Recap Technology Systems  Economic Transition and Changes in Economic  Structure Principles of Commercial and Industrial Location Agglomeration Effects External Economies 
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Pathways to Development: Patterns of economic development a product of location principles  and economic interdependence, but also historical in origin and  cumulative in nature Geographical Path Dependence The historical relationship between the present activities  associated with a place and the past experiences of that place 
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Pathways to Development: Initial Advantage The critical importance of an early start in economic  development; a special case of external economies The ‘Trigger’ of Agglomeration Effects Economic Development Establishment of a port or transportation nexus; local industry or  product; new technology Resulting external economies and economic linkages represent  initial advantage
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How Regional Economic Cores Are Created New phases of development occur in areas offering external  economies Creates a pathway of persistent growth that reinforces core- periphery dynamics Cumulative causation A spiral buildup of advantages that occurs in specific  geographical settings as a result of the development of external  economies, agglomeration effects, and localization economies 
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Regional Economic Growth: Gunnar  Myrdal’s “Cumulative Causation”
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GEOG101_-_Lecture_13 - TheGeographyofEconomic Development...

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