ECON3021 - Urban Economics

Term 1


This course aims to demonstrate and explain how economists use economic models to study cities and their development.

We will study the incorporation of space into economic models and how these models are used to analyse cities. We will apply economic methodology to policy-relevant issues such as housing, land-use, sprawl, segregation, crime and education.
In terms of methodology, the course will focus on solving models, interpreting those models and gaining an understanding of how to critically assess such models.
See the lecture notes from Spring 2013 (available on Moodle) to give you a rough idea of the content of the course.

Taught by:
Bryony Reich
Assessment: 10 two-hour lectures, supplemented by 8 compulsory tutorial classes with problem sets. 2-hour unseen written examination in Term 3. 
Suitable for:
Suitable for 3rd year Economics (L100 & L101), 3rd year Econ/Geog (LL17) & 3rd year Phil/Econ (VL51) students.
Prerequisites: ECON 2001: Microeconomics.
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