1st Edition

Endogenous Development Networking, Innovation, Institutions and Cities

By Antonio Vazquez-Barquero Copyright 2002
    244 Pages
    by Routledge

    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    The beginning of the twenty first century has been characterized by the expansion of economics, politics and institutional relations. Using international case studies, this book illustrates the local answer to the challenge of increasing competition.
    The book introduces the idea of endogenous development, identifying the theoretical roots and defining its main features. It then goes on to indicate how this concept can be used to understand economic dynamics, and to show how the concept is relevant in economic analysis and policy implementation in times of globalization.
    This work will be of essential interest to academics and policy-makers in planning and development economics.

    Part I: The Notion of Endogenous Development Part II: The Mechanisms of Engogenous Development Part III: The Policies of Endogenous Development


    Antonio Vazquez-Barquero is Professor of Economics at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. He was Director of the Instituto del Territorio y Urbanismo in Madrid and worked as a consultant for the EU, OECD and several Municipalities and Regional Governments. His research interests focus upon matters of economic growth, organization of production, innovation and local development policy. He has published over 50 articles and books.