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Economies of Agglomeration

Section 1: The Economist’s City


From: Cities Matter


Chapter 1 examines the theory of economic agglomeration, topics discussed include “economies of scale,” types of economies of agglomeration (Shared pool of labour, Input sharing, Knowledge spillovers), urban versus rural economies, problems created by cities, and the theories of economists Alfred Marshall and Maynard Keynes.



Charles-Albert Ramsay

Charles-Albert Ramsay is a Montreal economist and teacher with an MA in Economics from the Université de Sherbrooke. As a journalist, he has reported on new business projects in cities throughout Canada and internationally. Specializing in innovation and urban economics, he has taught economics at Dawson College and Kiuna Institution in Quebec.