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Economics and governance of globalised cities and regions (ex economia urbana e regionale)

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Over the past three decades the importance of cities and regions has increased in parallel with the ‘globalisation’ of the world economy. The expansion of trade, the internationalization of firms, the galloping process of outsourcing, and the emergence of new Information and Communication Technologies are not creating a 'flat world'. Not all cities and regions have the same capacity to maximize the benefits and opportunities and minimize the risks linked to globalization. Numerous forces are coalescing in order to provoke the emergence of urban 'mountains' where wealth, economic activity, and innovative capacity agglomerate. This course aims to provide students with an in-depth understanding of key conceptual tools for the economic analysis of cities and regions in developed and developing countries as well as for the evaluation of the corresponding development policies. The course is organised around three – closely interrelated - themes: ‘The Economics of Regions’, ‘The Economics of Cities’, and ‘Governance and Policy of Cities and Regions’. The course involves lectures, interactive sessions and computer-lab practical sessions.
 

Il corso si svolge nel II semestre (dal 24/2/2020 al 29/5/2020)

Docenti: Antonio Ranieri (docente titolare), Mara Giua (docente titolare)

Crediti: 9

Numero moduli: 3

Date di esame

Programma

Module 1: The Economics of Regions (Mara Giua)
- Introduction to economic theories of regional growth and development
- The neo-classical approach to regional growth and the regional convergence debate
- Endogenous regional development
- The New Economic Geography
- Institutions, Innovation, and regional performance

Module 2: The Economics of Cities (Antonio Ranieri)
- Key concepts in Urban Economics: a) agglomeration economies; b) accessibility; c)spatial interaction; d) urban hierarchy; d) competitiveness and urban growth
- Pre-conditions and determinants of urban rent
- Labour Markets, firm location and the geographical concentration of economic activities

Module 3: Governance and Policy of Cities and Regions (Mara Giua)
- The foundations of regional policies;
- Key tools in regional policies;
- The Cohesion policy of the European Union: rationale, tools, economic impacts

For students attending lectures on a regular basis - the final assessment is based on three examinations on selected parts of textbooks and teaching materials. The examinations will be held during the course.

For all other students – 60-minute written exam based on open questions to be answered with reference to the textbooks of the three modules.

NB: in case of a non successful result, the exam can be repeated only after skipping one session.

[ ultimo aggiornamento 12/3/2020 ]

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STARTING FROM 10/03/2020, WE ARE DOING ONLINE LECTURES ON 'MS TEAMS'. IF YOU WANT TO BE ADDED TO THE TEAM OF THE COURSE IN ORDER TO FOLLOW THE ONLINE LECTURES PLEASE USE THIS LINK OR E-MAIL mara.giua@uniroma3.it

IN ADDITION, ALL THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COURSE ARE AVAILABLE ALSO ON THE COURSE MOODLE PAGE

Students who do not attend (non frequentanti) during the term should make reference to the following textbooks:

 

- Capello R. Regional Economics, Routledge 2nd Edition, 2016 (also available as e-book)

- Krugman P. Geography and Trade, MIT Press, 1992 [Chapters 1 and 2, up to page 54]

- European Commission, 7th Cohesion Report, 2017 (available online)

 

For students attending lectures on a regular basis during the term: a selection of the above materials to be covered will be assigned at the beginning of the course

STARTING FROM 10/03/2020, WE ARE DOING ONLINE LECTURES ON ' MS TEAMS'. IF YOU WANT TO BE ADDED TO THE TEAM OF THE COURSE IN ORDER TO FOLLOW THE ONLINE LECTURES PLEASE USE THIS LINK OR E-MAIL mara.giua@uniroma3.it

IN ADDITION, ALL THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COURSE ARE AVAILABLE ALSO ON THE COURSE MOODLE PAGE

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