2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 22, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECON 277 - Urban Economics


Urban economies provide most of the employment in the developed world and the most dynamic sector of developing economies. Cities are also home to a growing share of the world’s residents. This course offers an overview of two key dimensions of the economies of urban areas: the process of agglomeration and the forces shaping where people live and work. The course applies theoretical insights from urban economics to questions facing urban areas, including the question of crime, housing, urban sprawl, and spatial segregation by race and income. Our discussion draws upon examples from Beijing to Berlin to Worcester.

Prerequisites:   and ECON 011 .

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offerered every year