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Coping with AdversityRegional Economic Resilience and Public Policy$
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Harold Wolman, Howard Wial, Travis St. Clair, and Edward Hill

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780801451690

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801451690.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Coping with Adversity

Harold Wolman

Howard Wial

Travis St. Clair

Edward Hill

Cornell University Press

The introduction introduces the main concepts – economic adversity, economic shock, chronic economic distress, and economic resilience and examines previous efforts to define these. It then presents a review of what we know about economic adversity and regional economic resilience from existing literature. Finally it sets forth our research strategy, methods and structure of the book, and presents a summary of each chapter.

Keywords:   Economic adversity, economic shock, chronic economic distress, economic resilience, adaptation

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