Kieran P. Donaghy
This chapter provides a selective survey of different aspects of the relationship between trade and regional growth that existing theories of trade, agglomeration and fragmentation can help us to understand, and indicates where the frontiers of research on this subject lie. The chapter’s first section provides a discussion of models explicitly relating growth and trade, taken from the literatures on the new (or endogenous) growth theory and the new economic geography. The subsequent section takes up recent efforts to come to terms with growth and the trade in parts and tasks, or fragmentation, which characterizes globalization. Each section discusses several representative papers in detail and several others in summary fashion. The chapter concludes with a brief sketch of a suggested research agenda.
Kieran P. Donaghy
This chapter surveys a broad swathe of studies in the recent literature in spatial computable general equilibrium (SCGE) modelling. The primary objective of this survey is to convey a sense of the scope of SCGE modelling now being undertaken. There have been a number of excellent surveys of studies conducted with computable general equilibrium (CGE) models, which have suggested categorical schemes that might be used to compare models and uses to which they have been put. Since SCGE models are being constructed and simulated for such diverse reasons, however, we do not follow a standard template in discussing the studies surveyed. Instead, we focus on what is distinctive about the studies and what the scholars have accomplished by taking the tacks they have. The chapter concludes with a discussion of new directions in which SCGE modelling might be taken.