ECON 0275

Urban Economics

Urban Economics
If economics is the study of the allocation of scarce resources, then urban economics is the study of one scarce resource in particular: space. This course will introduce students to new ways of thinking about the causes and consequences of the locational decisions made by firms and households. We will explore how and why cities form, grow and decline, and how they occupy horizontal and vertical spaces. Along the way we will use the tools of economics to discuss a variety of urban issues such as sprawl, transportation, big box stores and malls, the housing bubble, racial segregation, and neighborhood effects. (ECON 0155) 3 hrs. lect.
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
ECON 0330 *


Spring 2019

ECON0275A-S19 Lecture (Myers)

Spring 2016

ECON0275A-S16 Lecture (McGraw)
ECON0275B-S16 Lecture (McGraw)

Fall 2015

ECON0275A-F15 Lecture (McGraw)

Spring 2015

ECON0275A-S15 Lecture (Myers)

Spring 2014

ECON0275A-S14 Lecture (Myers)

Fall 2013

ECON0275A-F13 Lecture (Myers)

Fall 2012

ECON0275A-F12 Lecture (Myers)

Fall 2011

ECON0275A-F11 Lecture (Myers)

Spring 2011

ECON0275A-S11 Lecture (Myers)