Courses master Economic Geography
Do you want to explore the economic development of the regions or the way corporations choose their location? Then the master Economic Geography is the programme for you! Are you interested in the role of international trade and globalization in regional economic development? Consider the track on Regional Competitiveness and Trade.
What will you learn?
The programme of the master Economic Geography contains these courses in 2017/2018. Click on the course title to go to the full course description, information about lecturers, literature and time period.
The course is set against the backdrop of ongoing economic globalization and its implications for local and regional economic development. The course will examine analytical concepts and theories, as well as empirical approaches to investigating economic geography. In this context, the course will introduce important current themes in economic geography, both from an academic point of view and from a societal stance.
Lecturer: dr. Sierdjan Koster
Spatial Economics (5EC)
The aim of this course is to develop your analytical understanding of the impacts of economics on geographical behaviour and the impacts of geography on economic behaviour. The course will be taught from the perspective of theories and analytical frameworks, which will then be extended to real-world examples and cases.
Lecturer: prof. D. Ballas
In this course we focus on the founding of firms and (individual) entrepreneurs. From the founding of the firm we follow the firm through the life course (growth, migration & dissolution) and how these events have an effect on regional development. Entrepreneurship (and firm dynamics in general) is an important mechanism in regional economic development. This field of study is interdisciplinary. Therefore, we pay attention to different disciplines: sociology, economics, business, demography and geography.
Lecturer: dr. Aleid Brouwer
The labour market is by definition a regional market because of the limitation of the daily commuting distance. In the Regional Labour Market Analysis module, attention will be paid to regional differences in the functioning of the labour market with regard to unemployment, employment, wages, labour market participation, labour productivity and education.
The course is based on the continuous demand for new or improved infrastructure projects, in the Netherlands and in other countries, and the (public) discussion between advocates and opponents of specific infrastructure projects.
This course focuses on models for the description and analysis of demographic and geographic events and social relationships, such as linear regression, logistic regression and event history models. Students will obtain substantial knowledge and practical experience concerning statistical models for the analysis of discrete and continuous time processes in life domains such as fertility, employment, migration, and health.
Master Thesis (20EC)
The individual Master thesis concludes the Master degree programme and is worth 20 EC, i.e. one third of the study time. During the Master thesis, students will gain experience in scientific research as well as translate theoretical knowledge into concrete skills that are useful in conducting research.
For an overview of possible courses, please visit our course catalogue Ocasys.
Master Economic Geography:
dr. Sierdjan Koster
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