2012-2013 Academic Catalog 
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2012-2013 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECON 377 - Urban Economics

This course is designed to acquaint students with urban economic analysis through reading and presenting a selective sample of research articles.  It will cover topics such as the economic theory of cities, agglomeration economies, urban growth, housing market, racial housing segregation, neighborhood effects, urban public schools, and urban problems (e.g., crime, poverty, and congestion).  The course has two goals:  (1) it provides students with a basic understanding of the economics of cities and urban problems; and (2) it introduces to students research techniques used in urban economics and related fields.

Prerequisites: ECON 302