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The book . . . is . . . a piece of serious popular science writing; the author tries to be engaging and clear but is not afraid to use a little mathematics. Krugman's exuberance in describing his work helps get the reader over the rough spots. As a set of lectures aimed at people with backgrounds in economics, it also includes some technical sections that would be hard goi ...more
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Published December 1st 1995 by Blackwell Publishers
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Dani Arribas-bel
Dec 27, 2011 rated it liked it
Very suggesting and thought-provoking, the book was written as a spinoff of conferences Krugman gave, very much in the style of "Geography and Trade" (1992). This means the tone is very informal, making it somehow easier to grasp. He also takes a less serious approach than he would if this was academic writing, so I'd place the book between academic (some of the ideas are not trivial to get) and pop science, as the other review notes.

His main aim is to link some of his earlier economic geography
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Shelves: economía
En un pequeño libro basado en una serie de conferencias Paul Krugman introduce al lector a posibles aplicaciones del análisis de sistemas complejos a la economía. Es un libro para el público general aunque su último capítulo y su apéndice es técnico. Hace uso de las propiedades emergentes que los economistas conocen para plantear distintas posibilidades de análisis particularmente para el estudio de la geografía económica y la economía urbana.
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