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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 11.481J (Spring 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Analyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic Change 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Urban Studies and Planning 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Karen R. Polenske
    Xiaodong Wang 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 11.481J / 1.284J / ESD.284J Analyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic Change

    Spring 2004

    Course Highlights

    This class on regional economics features a detailed set of assignments and a comprehensive set of readings on all the topics covered in the class.

    Course Description

    Students examine and critique accounting frameworks, including accounting for the underground economy, multipliers, linkages, and supply chains used to assess employment and environmental impacts and infrastructure investments. They also assess the value of price indices, industrial location and employment measures, and shift-share analyses. Discussions of US and foreign applications and their relation will be featured in the class.

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