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An Introduction to Regional Economics

Edgar M. Hoover (deceased)
Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Emeritus
University of Pittsburgh

Frank Giarratani
Professor of Economics and
Director, Center for Industry Studies
Department of Economics
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Tel: (412) 648-1741

This work was originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., copyright 1971, 1975, and 1984. In 1999, copyright was transferred from Knopf to the Hoover Family Trust and Frank Giarratani. West Virginia University's Regional Research Institute is distributing this electronic version of the text by permission. Direct copyright permission requests to Professor Giarratani at the University of Pittsburgh.

On 11/24/09, Dr. Larry G. Bray, Research professor of Economics at the University of Tennessee (UT) writes, "You have been kind enough to allow us to use as class material your web book An Introduction to Regional Science by Hoover and Giarratani. This web book forms the basis for much of the course and complements added material assigned to the class.  You have done an excellent job in creating this document, which we feel which is the best available regional economics textbook.  Thanks again for your commitment to the support of higher education in our colleges and universities.  You are going a great job."

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