BADM 518. URBAN AND REGIONAL ECONOMICS. 4 Credits.
Cross-listed: ECON 558.
Notes: may be stacked with ECON 458.
Pre-requisites: ECON 200 and ECON 201 or BADM 500.
The major purpose of the course is to learn basic theories, methods and models in urban regional economics. First, we will consider basic models and theories to explain why, how and where urban areas exist, how urban areas have evolved over time and the location decisions of firms and households. Second, we will draw upon economic theories and use the tools of economics to analyze issues facing urban areas. These issues include urban poverty, congestion, crime, pollution, housing, foreclosure, segregation, drug usage, among others. We will consider policy options that can be used to address these issues and consider relevant economic research in the area.