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Paper #1774

Quantitative economic geography meets history: Questions, answers and challenges
David KrisztiƔn Nagy
Novembre 2020
A rapidly growing literature uses quantitative general equilibrium models of economic geography to study the economic impact of historical events such as the railroad revolution, industrial take-off, structural transformation and wars. I identify three key challenges facing this literature: the tractability of model structure, the availability of historical data, and issues related to identification. I review the literature by discussing how it has been addressing each of these challenges. While doing so, I point out the rich set of questions that this literature can address, as well as the methodological innovations it has conducted to answer these questions.
Paraules clau:
economic geography; regional economics; urban economics; economic history
Codis JEL:
N9; R10; R13
Àrea de Recerca:
Macroeconomia i Economia Internacional
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