Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Required reading : R.Perman, Y Ma, J McGilvray & MS Common, (2003), Natural ressource and environmental economics, (third ed), Pearson Education, Harlow ; Hanley, N., Shogren, J.F., & B. White (2007). Environmental economics in theory and practice. Oxford university press, New York. ; Copeland, B & S. Taylor (2003), Trade and the Environment : Theory and Evidence, Princeton University Press.
URBAN AND REGIONAL ECONOMICS
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Pierre-Philippe COMBES (Research Professor, CNRS). Pedagogical format : Seminar
Course Description : The ﬁrst part of the course is devoted to the economic models explaining why cities exist and induce an uneven distribution of land and good prices. Then it is shown how the mobility of people between cities and goods trade allow cities of different size to coexist. The second part of the course moves to the empirical studies that evaluate the gains and costs of agglomeration. A special emphasis is put on the impact on spatial disparities of individual location choices by workers and ﬁrms that are heterogeneous (in terms of productivity for instance). Speciﬁcally, the spatial determinants of productivity, land and housing prices, R&D, and real income are presented. It is appealed to both reduced-form and structural econometric strategies. Required reading : to be deﬁned.