Urban Economics

A review of the determinants of the location, size, growth, and form of urban areas. Study of the major issues of contemporary urban life: physical deterioration, growth of ghettos, congestion, pollution, transportation, and land use.

Tulane University

Spring 2024

Urban Economics

A review of the determinants of the location, size, growth, and form of urban areas. Study of the major issues of contemporary urban life: physical deterioration, growth of ghettos, congestion, pollution, transportation, and land use.

You can find the syllabus here.

Slides

  1. Class 1: Introduction [.html | .pdf]

  2. Class 2: Geographical Definitions and Data [.html | .pdf]

  3. Class 3: Agglomeration, Clusters, and Cities [.html | .pdf]

  4. Class 4: Practice Jigsaw Activity [.html | .pdf]

  5. Class 5: Overview of Greenstone, Hornbeck, and Moretti (2010) [.html | .pdf]

  6. Class 6: Reading Results Tables [.html | .pdf]

  7. Class 7: Economic Development Incentives [.html | .pdf]

  8. Class 8: Introduction to Economics of Crime [.html | .pdf]

  9. Class 9: Explanation of Common Terminology in Causal Studies in (Urban) Economics [.html | .pdf]

  10. Class 10: Effect of Police on Crime & Economic Circumstances on Crime [.html | .pdf]