Syllabus-EC241 - Fall 2005 Economics 241 Vernon Henderson...

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Fall 2005 Economics 241 Vernon Henderson J.V. Henderson - Fall 2005 Course requirements include assignments, a presentation, and a paper. Grade: midterm 40%; paper 25%; assignments 15%; class presentations and participation 20%. 1 required reading 2 in course package at Allegra 3 in Urban Studies Library 4 papers for presentation A) The Geographic Organization of Economic Activity 1. Residential Location Theory 1,2 Fujita, Masashita, "Urban Land Use Theory" Location Theory , J.J. Gabszewicz, et al., Vol. Fundamentals of Pure and Applied Economics , Harwood Academic Publishers, 1986. Anas, Alex, R. Arnott and K.A. Small, "Urban Spatial Structure," Journal of Economic Literature , 1998, 36, 3, 1426-1464. 3 Fujita, M., Urban Economy Theory , 1989, Cambridge University, Chapters 2, 3, 4, 7. 2. Spillovers, Externalities, Social Interactions 1 Duranton, G. and D. Puga, “Micro-Foundations of Urban Agglomeration Economies” in Handbook of Urban and Regional Economics, Vol. 14, Geography and Cities , J.V. Henderson and J-F Thisse (eds.), 2004 (on Henderson’s web page). 3 Fujita, M. and M. Ogawa, "Multiple Equilibria and Structural Transition of Non-Monocentric Urban Configurations," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 12, Issue 2, May 1982, 161-196. 1 S. Rosenthal and W. Strange, “Evidence on the Nature and Sources of Agglomeration Economies” in Handbook of Urban and Regional Economics, Vol. 14, Geography and Cities , J.V. Henderson and J-F Thisse (eds.), 2004 (on Henderson’s web page). S. Durlauf, “Neighborhood Effects” in Handbook of Urban and Regional Economics, Vol. 14, Geography and Cities , J.V. Henderson and J-F Thisse (eds.), 2004 (on Henderson’s web page). 4 Moretti, E. (2004), “Workers’ Education, Spillovers and Productivity,” American Economic Review . 4 Cingano, F. and F. Schivardi (2004), “Identifying Sources of Local Productivity Growth,” Journal of European Economic Association , 2, 720-742. Henderson, V. and M. Arzaghi (2005), “Networking and Location of Advertising Agencies” (on Henderson’s web page).