ECON 469 Spring 2013 Topics in Urban Economics

Cross Listed as ECON527
This course will provide students with an understanding of how economists think about and analyze various urban policy issues around the world. Those interested in doing policy work on urban issues and/or economic development in the future will find this course useful. We will explore the structure of cities and the urban policy questions in developing countries and the US. We will cover topics including city size and growth, transportation and infrastructure, land use regulation, property rights, housing, migration and segregation, hedonic valuation of education, and energy and environmental issues related to cities. The course includes textbook like treatment of urban topics where students learn the underlying economic theory, case studies involving cost-benefit and cash-flow analysis, and examination of empirical evidence using journal articles.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: problem sets, one midterm exam, an individual project that involves a short proposal, presentation, and a final paper
Additional Info: not available for the Gaudino option and may not be taken Pass/Fail
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Prerequisites: ECON 251 and ECON 255
Enrollment Preference: senior Economics majors and CDE students
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
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Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 19
Class Number: 3446
ECON469-01(S) SEM Topics in Urban Economics Division 2: Social Studies Yong Suk Lee
MR 2:35 PM-3:50 PM Bronfman 107 3446
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