Urban Economics

ECON 554

Introduction to urban and spatial economics. Neoclassical monocentric city spatial model, patterns of land values, property prices, residential density and impact of distressed communities on broader development. Systems of cities and regional growth, role of cities in economic development. United States urban features: ethical and socio-economic effects of housing segregation and implications for discrimination. Tradeoffs between efficiency and fairness in housing resource allocation. Business location theory, impact of innovations in transportation, and technology's effect on work patterns. Same as Economics 345, but requires additional work. Not open to students who have taken Economics 345.


Reserved Grad and Prof Only - No Undergraduates

Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • R
  • W
  • SS
Typically Offered
Fall Only