Economic Geography

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode EBM094A05
Vaknaam Economic Geography
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Economic Geography
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Obtain a thorough knowledge of recent developments in economic geography (which is an extension of modern trade theory)
2. Interpret the content of scholarly journal articles and answer questions related to those articles.
3. Reflect upon and position key developments in economic geography and discuss the link between the theory of economic geography and the empirics of the uneven distribution of economic activity over space.
4. Complete a computer simulation that applies concepts of Economic Geography.
Omschrijving The geo-economic map of the world changes constantly. Globalization has led to a rapid increase of these changes in the location decisions of firms. This course aims to provide students with a better understanding of the resulting changes in the geo-economic patterns of the uneven distribution of economic activity over space and the underlying strategic decision of firms to re-locate in (or offshore to) knowledge intensive clusters of economic activity. We discuss key theories and empirical evidence to understand these changes and, subsequently, discuss the firm level drivers of these changes.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm -computer practicum,  -hoorcollege ,  -werkcollege
(tutorials are, in fact, discussions/presentations of answers to questions by lecturers (these answers are handed in by students and form the basis of the discussion))
Toetsvorm -groepsopdracht,  -schriftelijk tentamen (open vragen)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. S. Brakman
Docent(en) prof. dr. S. Brakman ,prof. dr. J.H. Garretsen , Guest Lecturer(s)
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
An Introduction to Geographical and Urban Economics, 3rd edition, ISBN: 978-1-108-41849-2 (Hardback) ISBN: 978-1-108-40736-6 (Paperback), deliverable as of December 2019
Brakman, S., J.H. Garretsen, C. van Marrewijk ca. €  62,99
In addition, recent state-of the-art articles will be selected (these will change on a year-to-year basis)
Various
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen Secretariat GEM: gem.feb@rug.nl, +31(0)50 363 3458, 5411.0538
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Courses open to Exchange Students (MSc)  ( Courses open to Exchange Students (MSc) without limited access ) 1 semester II a keuze
DD MSc ED&G - Lund University, Lund (2-jarig)  (basisprogramma DD MSc ED&G - Lund University, Lund (2-jarig)) 1 semester II a verplicht
DD MSc Economics - Universidad de Chile, Santiago (1,5-jarig)  (keuzevakken voor studenten uit Chili) 2 semester II a keuze
MSc Economic Development & Globalization / ED&G  (keuzevak(ken) A MSc ED&G) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc Economic Geography  (Economic Geography: Regional Competitiveness and Trade (track)) 1 semester II a verplicht
MSc Economics  (keuzevakken B MSc Economics) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc Finance  (keuzevakken B MSc Finance) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc International Business & Management/IB&M  (keuzevakken B MSc IB&M) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc International Financial Management/IFM  (keuzevakken MSc IFM) 1 semester II a keuze
Msc Philosophy, Politics and Economics 1 semester II a keuze