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Minor Spatial Economics

2019-2020

The minor Spatial Economics offers students the possibility to enhance their knowledge of the interactions between geography and economics from an economic perspective. In short, it focuses on spatial aspects of economic activity and economic aspects of space. This includes studying (a selection of) the following issues: 

Dynamics of spatial planning; trends and determinants of urbanization; smart cities; geography of declining regions; the behavior of the government as an actor in economic processes; The role of international trade, migration and capital flows in driving globalization and regional integration; location behavior of firms and people; economic valuation of nature areas; the impact of socio-economic processes, spatial policy and bio-physical conditions on land use change; the interaction between economic growth and environmental pressure; the resource curse; road pricing; the economics of flooding; the interaction between geography and institutions in driving regional economic growth.

Info

Language English
Credits 30 EC
Start date 01-09-2019
Faculty Faculty of Science
Minor Spatial Economics
Description
The minor Spatial Economics offers students the possibility to enhance
their knowledge of the interactions between geography and economics from
an economic perspective. In short, it focuses on spatial aspects of
economic activity and economic aspects of space. This includes studying
(a selection of) the following issues:

Dynamics of spatial planning; trends and determinants of urbanization;
smart cities; geography of declining regions; the behavior of the
government as an actor in economic processes; The role of international
trade, migration and capital flows in driving globalization and regional
integration; location behavior of firms and people; economic valuation
of nature areas; the impact of socio-economic processes, spatial policy
and bio-physical conditions on land use change; the interaction between
economic growth and environmental pressure; the resource curse; road
pricing; the economics of flooding; the interaction between geography
and institutions in driving regional economic growth.
Course registration
The minor is especially attractive for Earth and Economics students, as
well as students in Science Business and Innovation, Human/Social
Geography, Planning, Real Estate, and Earth Science, with an interest in
urban issues and geography. There are no formal entry requirements, but
introductory knowledge of microeconomics and practical experience in
using GIS-software is a must.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Public Economics P1 6EC AB_1100
Research Seminar Spatial Economics P1 6EC AB_1114
Human Geography I P2 6EC AB_450099
Urban Economics and Real Estate P2 6EC E_EBE3_UERE
Land Use Change P3 6EC AB_1106