Geographical Economics 7,5 Credits
Course ContentsThe course gives an introduction to geographical and urban economics, covering topics such as:
- Location theory
- Agglomeration economies and spatial externalities
- The core model of geographical economics
- Empirics of geographical and urban economics
- Policy and welfare implications
Connection to Research and Practice
The course introduces the foundations of research in geographical and urban economics, and covers influential as well as recent empirical research on these topics. The course relates to the research conducted at JIBS, especially CEnSE focus area of spatial economics, which includes research on how spatial factors relate to economic outcomes (such as entrepreneurship and renewal).
The course connects to practice through the compulsory assignment/s, which include working with empirical data to analyze issues within urban and/or geographical economics. The practical work is connected to theory since a theoretical framework is used to analyze empirical results. The assignment/s help to prepare for thesis writing, as well as writing and presenting, e.g., reports in future jobs.
Prerequisites60 credits in Economics or Business Administration including 15 credits in Economics, and 7,5 credits in statistics and/or econometrics (or the equivalent).
Level of Education: Undergraduate G2F
Course code/Ladok code: JEGN16
The course is conducted at: Jönköping International Business School
Previous and ongoing course occasions
Type of courseProgram
SemesterAutumn 2020: Oct 26 - Jan 17
Rate of Study50%
Course coordinatorSofia Wixe
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students12500kr