How do geography and economic growth interact? What is the role of natural and man-made geographic features in explaining the spatial patterns of specialization and agglomeration? Can geography explain diverging growth rates across cities, regions and countries? This seminar introduces students to important theoretical and empirical findings in the field of Geographical Economics, with an emphasis of explaining economic growth. It features an introduction to QGIS, an open-source geographic information systems application.
A component of the seminar is an ungraded presentation.
Required: A good understanding of microeconomics and interest in economic history and geography.
Max. 20 participants.
Application: Please send a mail to Kalle Kappner (firstname.lastname@example.org) until März 31, 2020. If there are more applicants than spots, we will make a lottery in advance and let you know about the result at April 1, 2020.
Combes, Mayer and Thisse (2008): “Economic Geography. The Integration of Regions and Nations”, Princeton University Press.
Fujita, Krugman and Venables (1999): “The Spatial Economy: Cities, Regions, and International Trade”, MIT Press.
Krugman (1991): “Geography and Trade”, MIT Press.
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