Regional Economics and Public Policy

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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 policies can help places become more competitive and prosperous.

Recommended Courses for Ph.D. Area of Specialization

Descriptions of courses listed below are available

  • ACE 552, Regional Development Theory, 2 or 4 hours
  • ACE 592SE, Spatial Econometrics, 2 or 4 hours
  • ECON 547, Urban Economics, 2 or 4 hours