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By Sheppard E.

A significant other to financial Geography provides scholars of human geography with a vital number of unique essays supplying a key to realizing this significant subdiscipline. The contributions are written by way of trendy foreign students providing a wide-ranging review of the sphere.

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One can hardly imagine a more tedious and time-consuming task than Chisholm assembling massive amounts of data in tabular form, searching down every last fact, and constructing detailed maps. But these mundane and meticulous acts contributed to the reproduction of imperialism, and helped to invent the new discipline of economic geography. A final connection between imperialism and Chisholm's work is found in education. Chisholm begins his Preface by saying that he wants to teach ``those entering on commercial life'' (p.

The simplest way to introduce dynamics into the 30 PAUL S. PLUMMER regional economic base model is to assume that consumption at time t …Ct † is a proportion (b) of income in the previous time period …YtÀ1 †. In addition, aggregate investment expenditures at time t …It ˆ I† are assumed to be determined by factors outside the model. That is, both aggregate income and aggregate consumption are assumed to be endogenously determined in the model while aggregate investment is determined exogenously.

To justify a claim for the modeling tradition in economic geography, I critically examine both the philosophical and social theoretic foundations of model-based explanations. Central to my claim is the proposition that it is possible to reject both positivism and a vision of society based on neoclassical economics without rejecting a modeling approach to economic geography. Model Design Modeling appears to be central to almost all aspects of contemporary scientific activity. Modelers represent the world to themselves and others through the use of their models.

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