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Economics of Maps

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The new edition of Journal of Economic Perspectives is out. There is a fascinating paper titled Economics of Maps by Abhishek Nagaraj and Scott Stern: For centuries, maps have codified the extent of human geographic knowledge and shaped discovery and economic decision-making. Economists across many fields, including urban economics, public finance, political economy, and economic geography, have long employed maps, yet have largely abstracted away from exploring the economic determinants and consequences of maps as a subject of independent study. In this essay, we first review and unify recent literature in a variety of different fields that highlights the economic and social consequences of maps, along with an overview of the modern geospatial industry. We then outline our economic

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The new edition of Journal of Economic Perspectives is out.

There is a fascinating paper titled Economics of Maps by Abhishek Nagaraj and Scott Stern:

The JEP edition also has three papers on India. 
Prof Timothy Taylor, editor of the the journal has a post on the issue.
Amol Agrawal
I am currently pursuing my PhD in economics. I have work-ex of nearly 10 years with most of those years spent figuring economic research in Mumbai’s financial sector.

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