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Public Economics

  • Teacher(s): F.Robert-Nicoud (AR) , P.Combes
  • Course given in: English
  • ECTS Credits: 6 credits
  • Schedule: Autumn Semester 2017-2018, 4.0h. course (weekly average)
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  • Related programme: Master of Science (MSc) in Economics

 

Objectives

The objectives of the course are twofold:

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge about
    • The sources of regional disparities,
    • The theory and empirics of the gains and costs of agglomeration,
    • The role of trade and transportation costs,
    • The role of labour mobility,
    • The impact of public intervention as for instance land-use regulation, the design of the transportation network or place-based public policies.
  2. Use of mathematical models and econometric techniques to study these issues (and apply them to others) in a scientific way.

Contents

  1. Stylized facts and main questions
  2. Agglomeration mechanisms
  3. Magnitude of agglomeration gains
  4. Dispersion mechanisms
  5. Labour mobility and spatial equilibrium
  6. Empirics of overall spatial disparity
  7. Transportation and local development
  8. Place-based public policies

References

Mostly based on academic articles. Some useful textbooks include:

  • Hindriks and Myles. Intermediate Public Economics
  • O’Sullivan. 2007. Urban Economics. McGraw-Hill
  • Combes, Mayer and Thisse. 2008. Economic Geography. Princeton University Press.
  • Fujita and Thisse, 2013. Economics of Agglomeration: Cities, Industrial Location, and Globalization. Cambridge University Press.
  • Handbook of Urban and Regional Economics, vol. 4 (2004) and vol. 5 (2015).

Pre-requisites

Strong undergraduate-level knowledge in microeconomics and econometrics.

Evaluation

First attempt

Exam:
Written 2h00 hours
Documentation:
Not allowed
Calculator:
Not allowed
Evaluation:

Written 2 hours (100% of final grade).

Retake

Exam:
Written 2h00 hours
Documentation:
Not allowed
Calculator:
Not allowed
Evaluation:

Written 2 hours (100% of final grade)



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