Research in Urban and Regional Economics
- The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the fundamentals of such disciplines as spatial economics and urban economics. Students will need to be familiar with current research in these areas. Upon successful completion of the course, students will gain an understanding of why cities were formed, why companies need to gather in agglomerations, how city systems function, and what factors influence their location.
- to master the concepts of cities, agglomerations, how they are related to the specialization of economic activity and innovative activity
- to master the concepts of economies of scale in the context of cities, agglomeration economies and to study the different stages of development of firms and their corresponding environmental conditions for maximum productivity
- study the main types of public goods that attract people and firms to cities and the forces that prevent the endless growth of cities
- become familiar with concepts such as physical and commercial geography in the context of urban economics, how climate affects the functioning of cities and migration
- become familiar with concepts such as Zipf's Law, study the metrics used to estimate population concentration in cities
- Presentation of a published scientific article on the topic of the seminarEach student will receive one article to present to colleagues and explain the main ideas outlined in it. A successful presentation - a speech that fully describes the main ideas outlined in a given article.
- ActivityActive participation in workshops, participation in presentation sessions, pertinence of questions and extremely high frequency
- ExamWritten exam in the form of answers to several open-ended questions on the topics of the course
- 2022/2023 1st semester0.2 * Activity + 0.4 * Exam + 0.4 * Presentation of a published scientific article on the topic of the seminar