MIT11_481Js09_lec01

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MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu 11.481J / 1.284J / ESD.192J Analyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic Growth Spring 2009 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms .
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MIT 11.481J, 1.284J, ESD.192J Karen R. Polenske Weifeng Li I. INTRODUCTION A. Focus of class Theories and conceptual planning issues Orthodox versus nonorthodox Interaction of theories, accounts, and techniques Policies B. Self-introduction Karen R. Polenske Weifeng Li C. Who can take class introductory economics (one semester, minimum; preferably one year) knowledge of excel/lotus knowledge of introductory linear algebra, calculus ability to read articles concerning statistical analyses D. Class sequence Regional Political Economy: 11.481, 11.482 Property rights, institutional economics (introduction to property-right theories): 11.467
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E. Class requirements 5 problem sets 2 oral presentations Reading for each class of required readings only Class evaluation (end of term) F. Assignments 5 problem sets - 2 qualitative (essays on theories) - 2 quantitative related to accounts and multipliers - 1 choice of essay or quantitative—group presentation 2 oral presentations - students will be asked throughout the semester to do these based upon a sign-up schedule - a sign-up sheet will be provided for each group of readings II. OVERVIEW OF CRITICAL REGIONAL ISSUES A. Interrelationship of institutions, theories, and accounts B. Early reviews of literature Meyer General spatial macroeconomic issues Richardson Specific spatial microeconomic issues Malizia-Reid Nonorthodox views of growth and trade C. Selected later perspectives on spatial questions Ohmae borderless economy;
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