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By Sheppard E.

ISBN-10: 0631235795

ISBN-13: 9780631235798

A spouse to monetary Geography offers scholars of human geography with an important selection of unique essays offering a key to knowing this crucial subdiscipline. The contributions are written via admired foreign students delivering a wide-ranging evaluation of the sector.

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The accounting identity (or budget equation) states that regional income (Y) is equal to aggregate consumption expenditures (C) added to aggregate regional investment expenditures (I). This relationship is necessarily true, being determined by income and expenditure accounting conventions. A minimal requirement for a mathematical model to account for some aspect of the evolving economic landscape is that such a model should embody a process or mechanism of change. In other words, our model needs to be dynamic.

In addition, Smith joins an emphasis on trade with a stress on technology. With such innovations as the steamboat, railway, telegraph, and telephone, trade need no longer be locally constrained but becomes global. In this sense Smith's book reads as a primer on globalization, albeit written at the beginning of the twentieth century and not at its end. As with Chisholm's Handbook, the sources of success of Smith's Industrial and commercial geography are multiple. There is the role of the Historical School which gives rise to the very idea of economic geography, and, in turn, to economic and commercial geography courses that had never existed before.

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