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Regional Economics

Code 14186
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 7,5
Workload OT(3H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Economics
Entry requirements Previous knowledge of microeconomic and macroeconomic models (intermediate level).
Learning outcomes This unit aims to contribute to the study and research, at an advanced level, the importance and role of territory in the functioning of the economy and economic analysis, as well as provide a theoretical and analytical, at the 3 rd Cycle level, for planning and management of regional and local territories.?This unit seeks to ensure the following core competencies: i) A solid knowledge of the spatial dimension of the functioning of economic activity and of its implications on economic performance of cities and regions, ii) The full domain of economic theory and of practical applications and methodologies with regard to the field of regional and urban economics; iii) The ability for developing autonomous research and scientific production on the field of the regional economics; vi) Multi-sectoral and multi-scale planning advanced capacity; vii) The skills for the design and evaluation of public policies.
Syllabus 1. Introduction. 2. Advanced Topics in Planning and Territorial Development. 3. Advanced Topics in Urban Economics. 4. Models of Spatial Analysis. 5. Planning and Public Policy. 6. Conclusions.
Main Bibliography Fischer, M. & Nijkamp, P. (Eds.) (2014). Handbook of Regional Science, volumes 1,2,3. Berlin: Springer.
Fonseca, M & Fratesi, U. (2017). Regional Upgrading in Southern Europe. Spatial Disparities and Human Capital. Berlin: Springer.
McCann, P. (2013). Modern Urban and Regional Economics, 2nd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
McCann, P. (2017). The Regional and Urban Policy of the European Union Cohesion, Results-Orientation and Smart Specialisation. Cheltenham Gloss: Edward Elgar Publishing,
Neto, P. & Serrano, M. M. (Coord.) (2015). Políticas Públicas, Economia e Sociedade. Contributos para a Definição de Políticas no Período 2014-2020. Alcochete: Nexo Literário.
O' Sullivan, A. (2012). Urban Economics, 8th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Education.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-07-02

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