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date: 23 January 2020

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The chapter gives a brief overview of the most recent, relevant literature on evolutionary economic geography. We describe how evolutionary economic geography has provided new and additional insights on a number of topics that belong to the core of the economic geography discipline: why do industries concentrate in space, how do clusters operate and evolve, how are innovation networks structured in space and how do they evolve over time, what types of agglomeration externalities induce urban and regional growth, how do regions diversify, and how do institutions and institutional change matter for the development of new growth paths in regions?

Keywords: evolutionary economic geography, related variety, regional branching, proximity, path dependence, co-evolution, institutional change

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