Regions and Economic Resilience

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July 2020
186 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03936-625-5 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-03936-626-2 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Regions and Economic Resilience that was published in

Business & Economics
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities

The term “resilience” originated in environmental studies and describes one’s biological capacity to adapt and thrive under adverse environmental conditions. Regional economic resilience is defined as the capacity of a territory’s economy to resist and/or recover quickly from external shocks, often even improving on its prior situation (before the shock). The contributions in this book analyse different channels related to processes of mitigation (resistance–recovery) and adaptive resilience (reorientation–renewal), in a wide variety of geographical settings and scales. While the different chapters include relevant methodological advances in this literature, they also obtain relevant results from a policy perspective. Moreover, the wide spectrum of topics and analyses among the contributions in this book extend the current framework, to analyse regional economic resilience, from the intersection of several disciplines involving geographers, economists and demographers, as well as environmental scientists.

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cross-border water pollution; Songliao Basin; strategic allocating; the 11th Five Year Plan; panel data; Portuguese municipalities; Keynesian models; convergence theory; regional resilience; technology absorption; technology transaction; economic growth; technology input-output; regional economic development; female labour force; education; static and dynamic models; local employment; agglomeration economies; small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), small cities; Aragón; economic resilience; input–output; embeddedness; capital structure; SMEs; regional financial sector; financial development; banking concentration; costs of funding; financial crisis; panel data; regional economic resilience; energy performance; regional sustainable development; China; two-stage evaluation framework; dynamic two-stage SBM model; young college graduates; location decision; hometown effect; university region; Eastern European regions; resistance; recovery; quantile regression; 2008–2009 financial crisis; resilience; regional sustainable development; human capital; labour force; college graduates; regional embeddedness; agglomeration economies; urbanization; innovation; technology absorption; financial development; energy; water pollution; agriculture and forestry