World Development Report 2009: Reshaping Economic Geography by World Bank
English | Nov. 4, 2008 | ISBN: 0821376071 | 410 Pages | PDF | 48 MB
Rising densities of human settlements, migration and transport to reduce distances to market, and specialization and trade facilitated by fewer international divisions are central to economic development. The transformations along these three dimensions―density, distance, and division―are most noticeable in North America, Western Europe, and Japan, but countries in Asia and Eastern Europe are changing in ways similar in scope and speed. 'World Development Report 2009: Reshaping Economic Geography' concludes that these spatial transformations are essential, and should be encouraged.