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Regional Economics and Public Policy

Regional economists is an intellectually demanding and exciting field. Recognizing that space or location matters adds another dimension of complexity and realism to traditional economics. Fundamental questions of regional economics include why some regions prosper while others do not, why some industries cluster, and what public polices can help places become more competitive and prosperous.

Recommended Courses for Ph.D. Area of Specialization

Description of courses listed below are available at http://catalog.illinois.edu/courses-of-instruction/.

  • ACE 552, Regional Development Theory, 2 or 4 hours
  • ACE 592SE, Spatial Econometrics, 2 or 4 hours