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Department
Geography
Course
GGR221H1
Professor
Romila Verma
Semester
Winter

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GGR221 Lecture 1 ▯ What is economic geography? - Location of different types of economic activities, the economies of particular regions and economic relationships between places - where are goods and services produced? - under what conditions? - how is it that a good produced in one place ends up at another? By what means? - who buys them? - How has the production of goods and services evolved over time? - What is the appropriate role of government? - what, who, how, where, why and so what ▯ Krugman said: - transportation costs encourage manufacturers to locate close to other manufacturers - makes region attractive to workers - draws other manufacturers to be close to market - manufacturing concentrates in core area and supplies periphery- cumulative causation ▯ Three central geographical concepts: - location and distance - territory - place - scale: geographical levels of human activity - Global - Macro-regional - National - Regional - Urban - Local - Body ▯ External Reasons to study Economic geography - Transformation of the manufacturing system - from "Fordism" to "post-Fordism" - Clustering andAgglomeration: Toyot
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