Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Facultat d’Economia i Empresa
Master in Applied Research in Economics and Business

Geographical Economics


Academic Year: 2014-2015 Fall Term
Tuesday : 16:30-19:30

Programme of the course



Calendar: provisional schedule

  Date Topic
Part 1:
Instructor: Rosella Nicolini

September 30th 2014 Introduction: geography and economics
October 7th 2014 The core model of geographical economics
October 14th 2014 Geography and inequality
October 21st 2014 The sources of spatial inequality
Part 2:
Instructor: José Luis Roig Sabaté

October 28th 2014

Theories of agglomeration
(Turn in problem set #1)

November 04th 2014 Theories of agglomeration
November 11th 2014 Clusters and local development
November 18th 2014 Regional growth and migration
November 25th 2014 (Turn in problem set #2)
  December 05th 2014

Final Exam
(Turn in the research report)


Teaching material



Slides Class 1

Slides Class 2

Slides Class 3

Slides Class 4, Toolkit

Slides Class 5, To be

Readings for class 5: O'Sullivan Location and Chapter 1(McCann) (see "Other material" below)

Slides Class 6




Problem sets

Problem set # 1 (turn in on October 28th 2014) [Solutions] [GRADES]

Problem set # 2 (turn in on November 28th 2014) [Solutions]

Other material

List of references

O'Sullivan Location

Chapter 1 (McCann)

Combes et al. Chapt 10 (2010) (indexes)

Combes et al. Chapt 11 (2010) (mesurement of agglo. eco.)

O'Sullivan Chap. 3

Glaeser "Growth in Cities"

Combes et al (2005) "Agglomeration and the adjustment of the spatial economy"


Press corner...

- Economic convergence. The headwinds returns (from The Economist, 09/2014)




These are the final grades including all the activities ran during the course and the final exam according to the grading policy defined in the programme of the course.


Last update: January 23rd 2015