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Jacobs’ Theory of Import Replacement

Section 2: Jacobs’ Urban Economics


From: Cities Matter


Chapter 4 focuses on Jane Jacobs’ theory of import replacement, discussing local markets, variety, the example of Quebec and Québécois language and cultural preferences as an important factor in import-replacement, variety in consumption, and the four phases of import replacement theory.



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.