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 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.