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Regional and Urban Economics

Code 12106
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Economics
Entry requirements Not applicable
Mode of delivery Theoretical-practical
Work placements No
Learning outcomes • Understanding the multidimensionality of the territory;
• Provide analysis tools (quantitative and qualitative) regional and urban dynamics;
• Analyze the theory of location of industries and economic infrastructure in the context of economic globalization.
• Understanding the spatial and urban economics;
• Reading and understanding reports;
• Conduct studies of regional economies
Syllabus CHAPTER I - Multidimensionality of Space 1.1 Externalities and agglomeration economies 1.2 Organization of the territory: the regionalization CHAPTER II - Methods and techniques of regional analysis 2.1 Static analysis: indicators of specialization and diversification 2.2 Dynamic analysis: variation of components 2.3 Analysis of cluster's CHAPTER III - Development and territory 3.1 Economic, social and territorial development 3.2 European regional policy 3.3 European territorial policy CHAPTER IV - The theory of location 4.1 The location in agriculture, industry, equipment and services 4.2 The theory of central places and the location of residential parks 4.3 The location of economic activities in the national space CHAPTER V - The formation and development of urban systems 5.1 The spatial organization and evolution of urban systems 5.2 Characterization of the national urban system 5.3 The european and national urban policy
Main Bibliography COSTA, J. S. e NIJKAMP, P., (Coord.), (2009), Compêndio de Economia Regional: Teoria, temáticas e políticas, Vol. I, PRINCÍPIA, Cascais
COSTA, J. S., DENTINHO, T. P. e NIJKAMP, P., (Coord.), (2011), Compêndio de Economia Regional: Métodos e técnicas de análise regional, Vol. II, PRINCÍPIA, Cascais
DGODTU/MEPAT, (1997), Sistema Urbano Nacional: Cidades Médias e Dinâmicas Territoriais, vol. I e II, Lisboa
KOTKIN, J., (2005), A CIDADE. Uma História global, Col. Temas e Debates, Círculo de Leitores, Maia
LOPES, A. S., (1984), Desenvolvimento Regional: problemática, teoria, modelos, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
LOPES, E. R., (2009), O PAPEL DAS CIDADES NO DESENVOLVIMENTO DE PORTUGAL. Portugal: Desafios nos alvores do século XXI, SaER- Sol, Lisboas
PORSSE, A. A. e VALE, A. V. (2020), Economia Regional e Urbana. Núcleo de Estudos em Desenvolvimento Urbano e Regional (NEDUR) da Universidade Federal do Paraná (
O’SULLIVAN, A., (2003), Urban Economics, 5th edition, McGraw-Hill Irwin, New York
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The classes of this course unit are theoretical and practical. As a rule, the presentation of the theoretical concepts is followed by practical cases in order to demonstrate its application within specific territorial contexts. In order to achieve a greater learning success within each of the contents, the studens are encouraged to discussf national and European experiences. During classes we seek to involve all students in discussion with the aim of stimulating critical analysis of the theoretical and practical implications thereof.

The evaluation system consists of the weighting of instruments: one frequency (0.40), one group work (0.3) and one individual work (0.3).
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-10

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