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Academic Year 2005/2006
ECON 316 FA
This course uses economic methods and perspectives to analyze urban issues. The first half of the course has a more theoretical focus; the second half a more applied and empirical focus. Topics covered include how and
why cities arise and develop and how their growth or decline is affected by various events. Policy areas studied in the second half of the course include regional development and zoning, housing programs and regulations,
anti-poverty programs, local public finance, development of transportation systems, education, and crime.
O'Sullivan, URBAN ECONOMICS, most recent edition
Additional short readings will be handed out in class. You will probably need to do additional reading for your term paper.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Midterm exam, term paper (15-20 pp.), and a final exam
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Class participation will also be counted towards your grade.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
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- Instructor(s): Jacobsen,Joyce
- Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC125;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 25)
- SR. major: 15 Jr. major: 10
- SR. non-major: 0 Jr. non-major: 0 SO: 0 FR: 0
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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