of papers in English
founded in 1995 by Gilbert Benhayoun and Maurice Catin.
Journal (2 numbers a year).
Published by L'Harmattan, Paris.
Journal referenced in ECONLIT
(Journal of Economic Literature)
LEAD (Laboratory of Economics Applied to Development),
Université de Toulon is in charge of the editorial direction
and the editorial responsibility of the journal.
This journal is devoted to the different economic
aspects of regional development.
In recent years, spatial analysis has strongly developed and is assuming significant
importance within different disciplines such as Development Economics, Economic
Geography, Regional and Urban Economics or Spatial Econometrics. The spatial
dimension of economic phenomena clearly appears in public planning and policies,
in regional integration processes, but also in the firms' localization, competitiveness
and product differentiation strategies. This spatial dimension may be seized
on different levels, from local to international.
Various high-quality and widely-read journals
deal either with Development Economics or with Regional and Urban economics,
but none of them explicitly crosses both fields. This means that some economic
literature is strongly disseminated and often badly outlined, while the experiences
and methods, the definition and the assessment of policies are rarely confronted.
The aim of Region et Developpement is to bring together authors and
studies from these two different fields of economic literature. It also aims
to collect and highlight these studies in order to provide an outlet for a
thorough scientific reflection on geographical development economics.
The papers submitted to the journal may focus
on theoretical or methodological aspects, or on empirical analyses. The may
be written in French or in English. One of the most prominent aims of the
journal is to diffuse the methods and tools of analysis in among the Regional
Sciences' and Development Economics' community.
On-line version : ISSN 2117-0843
Paper version : ISSN 1267-5059
The on-line content of the journal is "open access",
which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user
or his/her institution.
Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print,
search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking
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