Economic Integration & Geography
The field of economic geography has blossomed into its own since the pioneering work by Krugman in an attempt to formally explain spatial location of industry. Increasingly, it is also beginning to overlap with the economics of economic integration. As globalisation becomes a buzzword in both the media and even in academic circles, this field has crept into a wealth of applied work in the discipline.
- Economic & Monetary Unions: Historical
A compilation of historical economic and monetary unions, performed by the history department of Leiden University. Very useful staring point for understanding the historical overview of these unions. An older site with many similar resources is available here.
- Critical European Group
The Critical European Group is a group of academics and students opposing integration in Europe. The site provides links to writings and other sites of a similar disposition. Based at Keele University in England.
- The Turning Point Project
The project is a useful summary of the arguments raised by the opposition voice to a range of issues: from economic globalisation, to genetic engineering, to technomania. A coalition of NGOs going against the grain.
- Economic Geography Research Group
A research site of the Royal Geographical Society, with an approach more favouring geography than economics. Nonetheless, a source of working papers as well as links to postgraduate courses in the subject.
- The Spatial Economy
Anthony Venables, a professor at the London School of Economics, has written extensively on the topic of economic geography. Others include Vernon Henderson as well as the indomitable Paul Krugman.
- Economic Geography Resources & Reading Lists
This economic geography portal, written more from a geographer's viewpoint, is maintained by the University of Washington. It contains resources organised into multiple sub-branches of the field, including location in space, regional economics, urban economics, as well as tools for analysis.
- A Survey of Regional Economics
This site on regional economics covers many antecedents that are related, in some form or other, to the new economic geography. Particularly useful are the literature surveys on site, together with key areas for research, as well as policy issues and modelling issues. Definitely worth checking out.
- Global Transformations
This is the textbook support site for the excellent Global Transformations text by Held et al. It includes a host of globalization links, a guide to researching globalization, and current commentary by the authors on globalization issues. A good place to start multidisciplinary research on globalization.
- A World Connected
Covers many issues surrounding globalization, with excellent "State of the Debate" reports that act as primers to the key globalization-related issues; a summary of key questions about globalization; anecdotal accounts that include short films and narrative stories; and a database of books, a sample course syllabus, and links to web resources. Another site, currently under development, is The Best We Know site, which is a series of essays summarizing the current state of knowledge on different global issues.
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