Urban and Regional Economics

Course Code: 
Specialization Courses
Specialization: International and European Economics

Course Description

Classical and neoclassical models of firm behaviour concerning the choice of geographical location: the models of Weber, Mosses και Hotelling. Geographical concentration of activities and economies of spatial agglomeration: the models of Christaller and Losch on urban hierarchy, Perroux’s ‘development poles’, Porter’s competitive advantage and model of industrial clusters. Spatial structure of urban economies and land competition: the von Thunen’s model. Regional development and specialization: the basic sector’s model. Regional labour market: neoclassical and Keynesian approaches. Urban and Regional policy: micro and macroeconomic implications.