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Economic Geography: Regional Competitiveness and Trade

In Economic Geography, you study the characteristics of economic activities across places. It helps you understand regional differences in economic performance.

It aims to provide answers as to what can be done to stimulate economic development.

The track in Regional Competitiveness and Trade focusses on regional and global competitiveness related to trade and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Trade and FDI importantly govern the interconnectivity between countries and regions and their subsequent economic development. The ongoing fragmentation of value-chains - an Ipad is manufactured all over the globe - leads to increasing trade between countries and a growing global presence of multinational firms.

So, how do these (global) linkages between regions and countries influence their competitiveness? In this track, which is part of the Master in Economic Geography , you will familiarize yourself with the prime theoretical (New Economic Geography) and methodological (Spatial Econometrics) approaches to address the issues of interconnectivity between regions through trade and FDI. This track is organized in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics and Business

In Economic Geography, you study the characteristics of economic activities across places. It helps you understand regional differences in economic performance.

It aims to provide answers as to what can be done to stimulate economic development.

The track in Regional Competitiveness and Trade focusses on regional and global competitiveness related to trade and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Trade and FDI importantly govern the interconnectivity between countries and regions and their subsequent economic development. The ongoing fragmentation of value-chains - an Ipad is manufactured all over the globe - leads to increasing trade between countries and a growing global presence of multinational firms.

So, how do these (global) linkages between regions and countries influence their competitiveness? In this track, which is part of the Master in Economic Geography , you will familiarize yourself with the prime theoretical (New Economic Geography) and methodological (Spatial Econometrics) approaches to address the issues of interconnectivity between regions through trade and FDI. This track is organized in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics and Business

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Degree
MSc in Economic Geography
Croho code
60657
Course type
Master
Language of instruction
English (100%)
Duration
12 months (60 ECTS)
Start
SeptemberSeptember
Programme form
full-time
Faculty
Spatial Sciences