Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


This course will introduce students to the foundational work in urban and regional economics, as well as an overview of the more recent work in these fields. By the end of this course, students should be well acquainted with the tools and methods used to study explicitly spatial problems in the economic geography of regional and urban economics. They should also understand the key questions that drive these fields, and recognize the academic research done at the frontier of these fields. 

Credits: 6

Schedule: 18.04.2022 - 02.06.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Prottoy Akbar, Pablo Warnes

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    This doctoral field course will include such topics as:

    · Spatial equilibrium within and across cities.

    · Quantitative spatial equilibrium models.

    · Transportation economics.

    · Migration and urbanization.

    · Consumer cities, amenities and agglomeration.

    · Urban segregation and the unequal access to opportunities.

    · Zoning, land use regulations, and slums.

    · Regional economics and the environment.

    · Long run urban growth


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    A reading list with selected articles will be provided around one week before the start of the course.

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