Urban and Regional Economics (0-6 cr)

Urban Economics
Research Master's students PhD students
Aalto University
Prottoy Akbar and Pablo Warnes
Period 5
Contact teaching
Otaniemi campus

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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
  • Completion method: contact teaching
  • Schedule: can be found in Aalto's Sisu
  • Study materials: can be found in MyCourses
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Please register for the course in the Aalto Sisu with your Aalto username, further instructions can be found here.

Aalto University Students
  • Code: ECON-L6000
  • Target groups: PhD / rMSc
  • Credit points: 0-6
Hanken Students
  • Code: no code
  • Target groups: PhD / rMSc
  • Credit points: 0-6
  • Credit transfer: apply for inclusion
University of Helsinki Students
  • Code: no code
  • Target groups: PhD / rMSc
  • Credit points: 0-6
  • Credit transfer: please contact your supervisor to be sure that the credits can be counted towards your degree
FDPE Students Students
  • Target groups: PhD
  • Credit points: please check your curriculum
  • Credit transfer: please apply for credit transfer according to your home university's procedures

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.