Path-breaking books in regional science

Brigitte S. Waldorf, Michael Batty, Manas Chatterji, Kieran Donaghy, Bernard Fingleton, Arthur Getis, Michael J. Greenwood, Daniel P. McMillen, Gordon F. Mulligan, Jan Oosterhaven, Peter V. Schaeffer, Daniel Shefer

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This article presents a collection of regional science books that longstanding members of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) identified as path-breaking books. The most frequently nominated books include the "classics" by Isard, the seminal books in urban economics by Alonso, Muth and Mills, methods books by Miernyk, Wilson, Anselin, and Cliff and Ord, textbooks by Beckmann and Richardson, as well as the recent contribution by Fujita, Krugman and Venables. Reviews of these books, written by leading scholars from different continents, make up the major contribution of this article and are a testimony to the far-reaching influence of regional science in the academic literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-89
Number of pages31
JournalPapers in Regional Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004


  • History
  • New economic geography
  • Regional science
  • Spatial methods
  • Urban economics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)


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