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MIT OpenCourseWare 11.481J / 1.284J / ESD.192J Analyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic Growth Spring 2009 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: .
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Problem Set 1 DUSP 11.481J, 1.284J, ESD.192J Please answer either Question No. 1 or Question No. 2 using the articles cited with the relevant question. 1. Neo-classical and Alternative Location Theories: a. What do we know about agglomeration and decentralization in terms of the role of increasing returns and congestion? b. How can we use alternative theories as a contrast to the mainstream solution of the agglomeration-decentralization issue? Do any have direct implications for public policy with respect to promoting economic growth? Base your answer upon the following: i. Casey J. Dawkins. 2003. "Regional Development Theory: Conceptual Foundations, Classic Works, and Recent Developments ," Journal of Planning Literature , 18 (2) (November): 131- 153 ii. Paul Krugman.
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