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721344S Urban and Regional Economics, 6 ECTS cr 
Code 721344S  Validity 01.08.2014 -
Name Urban and Regional Economics  Abbreviation Urban and Regio 
Scope6 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline6311 Economics 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Oulu Business School 

Jaakko Simonen 

ECTS Credits 

6 credits

Language of instruction 



Period 4 (year 1)

Learning outcomes 

Student is familiar with how firms’ and people’s decisions on a micro-level affect the macro-level phenomena in cities and regions. He/she will understand the broad range of relationships between economics and geography. Students are also able to express their ideas analytically and effectively in written form.


Agglomeration of economic activities, regional input-output analysis, analysis of some essential features of spatial labor markets and interregional immigration flows. Current topics of urban and regional economic development and policy.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

14 lectures and 12 hours of exercises,

Target group 

The second year Master’s students.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Intermediate micro and macroeconomics

Recommended or required reading 

McCann, P.: Urban and Regional Economics. New York: Oxford University Press.2001 or 2013; Armstrong, H. & Taylor, J.: Regional Economics and Policy, 3 rd ed. Oxford: Blackwell. 2000. Other material to be shared on lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria 

3 home essays, input-output exercise


The course utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Jaakko Simonen

Other information 

The number of students is limited.


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