ECO421H1F The Economics of Cities and Regions (EXCLUSION: ECO 333Y1 Y)This course will provide a broad introduction to modern regional and urban economics. In the first part of the course we will attempt to understand how and why cities grow and develop. In the second part, we will explore how cities interact and why they differ in size and perform different activities. The third part of the course will look at regional development and attempt to understand the determinants of regional inequalities. Finally, we will analyse a number of policy options for regional and urban development.
Section L0101, Fall 2008–09Instructor: Gilles Duranton [course website]