Economic Geography

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode EBM094A05
Vaknaam Economic Geography
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Economic Geography
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1.Write a critical review of an academic paper (as done by reviewers after submission to a journal)
2.Interpret the content of scholarly journal articles
3.Reflect upon and position key developments in economic geography and discuss the link between economic geography and international business
4.Write a scholarly essay using the insights generated by the ‘review exercise’
5.Present a scholarly paper and reflect on its strengths and weaknesses thereby
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 4
Onderwijsvorm -computer practicum,  -hoorcollege ,  -werkcollege
(tutorials are discussions of questions that are provided by lecturers and answered by students (handed in))
Toetsvorm -individuele opdracht, schriftelijk tentamen met 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)
Entreevoorwaarden Basic knowledge of International Trade Theory and Micro-Economics
Opmerkingen Secretariat GEM:, +31(0)50 363 3458, 5411.0538
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Courses Exchange (MSc)  ( Courses 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
DD MSc IFM - UCSC, Milan (2-year)  (keuzevakken DD MSc IFM - UCSC, Milan) 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 C MSc Economics) 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 Spatial Sciences (research)  (Optional thematic courses (GERMTTO) year 1 and 2 Spatial Sciences) - semester II a keuze
Msc Philosophy, Politics and Economics 1 semester II a keuze