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Research in Urban and Economic Economics

2022/2023
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
3
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
2-й курс, 2 модуль

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The subject of the study of the city economy as a scientific discipline is urban socio-economic processes. At the same time, the city itself is considered as a complex socio-economic spatial system. Urban economics studies the distribution of economic acitvity in cities.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the answers for the following questions: why some cities are bigger than others? why some cities are richer than others? why some cities have one center, while others have multiple economic centers? what are the economic forces that motivate firms to locate at a particular location in a city?
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to apply the economic concepts learnt during the course to analyze and interpret economic distribution inside cities.
  • Identify the factors that have driven the growth of cities historically and that drive it today, including agglomeration economies.
  • Know key urban economics models.
  • Know the concept of spatial equilibrium, and how it relates to land rents.
  • Write clear arguments for and against policies addressing urban problems such as urban poverty, congestion, and etc.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Overview of the urban economics questions
  • Classical models
  • Case study
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Discussion questions
  • non-blocking Home assignments
  • non-blocking Classroom work
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 2nd module
    0.1 * Discussion questions + 0.5 * Exam + 0.2 * Home assignments + 0.2 * Classroom work
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • O’Flaherty, B. (2005). City Economics. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=282258

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Urban economics, O'Sullivan, A., 2012