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Economics of Cities and Spatial Methods 7,5 credits

Course Contents

This course explores the role of cities, and their role in the processes or economic and social evolution. During the last decades we have witnessed a rapid change from traditional manufacturing into a society primarily based on input from the human mind. Despite predictions of human activity decentralization, creativity and innovation are unevenly distributed geographically and highly concentrated. This course explores the geography of technology, creativity, innovation and the role of cities - the factors that shape that shape the uneven geographic distribution across space.
Important elements of the course are the following:
• The Role of Cities
• Knowledge-Creative Economies
• The Role of Regions
• Geography of Talent/ Human Capital
• Congestion effects and the pricing of services

Prerequisites

Bachelor’s degree in Economics.

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: JESR25
The course is conducted at: Jönköping International Business School

Previous and ongoing course occasions

Type of course
Program
Study type
Campus
Semester
Autumn 2017: Oct 23 - Jan 14
Rate of Study
50%
Language
English
Location
Jönköping
Time
Day
Number of places
0
Examiner
Lina Bjerke
Course coordinator
Lina Bjerke
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
15000kr
Syllabus
HTML  PDF
Application code
HJ-J7119

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