Originally published in 1977. This book provides an introduction to some of the more important techniques of regional analysis – techniques derived from geographical, regional economic and regional science theory – and describes the way some of these techniques have been applied in the identification of problems, development of strategy and evaluation of regional programmes. The theory and applications of methods of regional analysis are integrated with the use of examples taken from the USA, the UK and Canada.
The author introduces the problems which are encountered in the field of regional analysis, describes some of the analytical tools, beginning with the fundamental model of the economic base approach, and then examines regional flows and the applicability of international trade theory to interregional trade. Considering the shortcomings of the aggregated base approach, input-output analysis is also examined.
Table of Contents
1. Underlying Need for Regional Analysis and Development 2. Economic Base and Trade Flows Analysis 3. Regional and Interregional Structure: Interindustry Models 4. Theories of Regional Economic Growth and Development 5. Implementation of Development: Public Policy Issues