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The new economy, or the emperor's new clothes?

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  • G Geography (General)
  • Hc Economic History And Conditions
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Economics


Microsoft Word - Cover-The new economy or the emperors new clothes.doc Andy C. Pratt The new economy, or the emperor's new clothes? Book section Original citation: Originally published in Daniels, Peter W. [et al.], Geographies of the new economy: critical reflections. Abingdon, UK : Routledge, 2006, pp. 71-86. © 2006 Andy C. Pratt This version available at: Available in LSE Research Online: September 2008 LSE has developed LSE Research Online so that users may access research output of the School. Copyright © and Moral Rights for the papers on this site are retained by the individual authors and/or other copyright owners. Users may download and/or print one copy of any article(s) in LSE Research Online to facilitate their private study or for non-commercial research. You may not engage in further distribution of the material or use it for any profit-making activities or any commercial gain. You may freely distribute the URL ( of the LSE Research Online website. This document is the author’s submitted version of the book section. There may be differences between this version and the published version. You are advised to consult the publisher’s version if you wish to cite from it. The New Economy, or the Emperor’s New Clothes? A chapter for GEOGRAPHIES OF THE NEW ECONOMY (2005) Editors: P W Daniels, J V Beaverstock, M J Bradshaw, A Leyshon Routledge, London (Regional Development and Public Policy Series) Andy C Pratt Department of Geography and Environment London School of Economics Houghton Street London WC2A 2AE Email: [email protected] This draft: 20.4.05 Copyright andy c pratt 2005 1 Introduction The idea of the new economy is at once both an attractive and problematic one. Without doubt, there have been significant events that have constituted some dramatic economic turbulence in recent years, notably in the 2000-1 period and the formation of the s

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