Credits: 6

Schedule: 07.01.2019 - 15.02.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Tuukka Saarimaa

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III Spring (2018-2019), Otaniemi campus

III Spring (2019-2020), Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student understands the main economic forces that lead to the existence of cities. The student is familiar with the theories related to the emergence of cities and their role on agglomeration, productivity, urban amenities, and congestion. The student is familiar with key/main models of urban economics and understands the determinants of urban land values, and how land values vary within and between cities. The student is familiar with methodologies to evaluate urban characteristics, and the challenges of these methodologies. The student is familiar with the role and challenges related to urban policies.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Formation of cities, urban labor markets and urban structure, land prices, urban policies.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The assessment methods and criteria will be announced in course syllabus.

Exam will be changed to home exam.

Spring 2020 re-take exam replaced by independent project.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

160 hours (6 cr). The workload per activity type will be announced in the course syllabus.

Spring 2020 re-take exam replaced by independent project.

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To be announced in course syllabus, MyCourses and lectures.

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Principles of economics (31A00110) or REC-XXXXX Real Estate Economics.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration through WebOodi.


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