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Placing the discipline in vivid historical and contemporary context, The SAGE Handbook of Economic Geography is a timely, essential work for graduates, researchers and academics in economic geography.

Locating Location Models
Locating location models
Introduction1

This chapter traces the evolution of location theory from Johann Heinrich von Thünen's (1826) Der isolierte Staat to August Lösch's (1940) Die Räumliche Ordnung der Wirtschafi.2 Location theory, simply put, is concerned with two features of economic life: distance and ...

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