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  • Course Number / Code:
  • ESD.193J (Fall 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Regional Socioeconomic Impact Analysis and Modeling 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Urban Studies and Planning 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Karen Polenske
    Rajendra Kumar 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 11.482J / 1.285J / ESD.193J Regional Socioeconomic Impact Analysis and Modeling



    Fall 2004




    Course Highlights


    This course features an extensive reading list on the topic of regional economics, and a group of final projects set in the real-world conditions of Boston and its surroundings.


    Course Description


    The seminar is designed to provide advanced graduate students with a thorough understanding of selected regional economic theories and techniques and with experience in using alternative socioeconomic impact assessment models and related regional techniques on microcomputers. Discussions will be held on particular theoretical modeling and economic issues; linkages among theories, accounts, and policies; relationships between national and regional economic structures; and methods of adjusting and estimating regional input-output accounts and tables. Examples from the Boston area and other U.S. cities/regions will be used to illustrate points throughout the seminar. We will also examine how such models are used in other countries. New material on analyzing regional development issues will be covered.
     

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