PAPP 6307. THE URBAN ECONOMY. 3 Hours.
Students explore theories that explain local, state, national and international economies in a predominantly urbanized country and world. The course provides an understanding of agglomeration economies that are the foundation of urban genesis, growth and stability or decline. Individual topic areas include transportation, housing, environment, education and employment. An over arching theme is understanding human behavior and decisions in the urban context drawing on the economic theories new urban economics, new economic geography, new institutional economics and others.