Fall 2018

Urban Economics

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-414


Jun Ishii (Section 01)


Much of urban economics focuses on the origin and development of cities. But, more generally, urban economics is the study of the role of location/space in the decision-making of households and firms. Among the topics that may be addressed in the course are (1) modern trends in urban development, such as suburbanization and gentrification; (2) agglomeration of economic activities, such as advertising in Manhattan and hi-tech in Silicon Valley; (3) provision of local public goods, such as K-12 education and mass transit; and (4) housing policy and land use regulation, such as low income housing and zoning. The course combines relevant economic theories and models with discussion of current policy issues.

Requisite: ECON 300 or 301. Limited to 30 students. Fall and spring semesters. Professor Ishii.

If Overenrolled: Preference will be given to junior and senior economics majors.


Quantitative Reasoning


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2016, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021