Urban and Regional Economics

Because economic growth tends to be uneven, rural areas often face major challenges to their development efforts. Urban and regional economics is the study of urban areas or regions based on the consideration of space, transportation cost, and location in production and consumption decisions. This field includes a wide variety of topics, including the migration of labor, the macroeconomic activity in communities, cities, counties and states, and the location choices of firms. Program coursework provides students with the economic tools and techniques needed to understand urban and regional economic development and improve decision-making by citizens and local communities.

Urban and Regional Economics – choose these two courses:

  • ECON 751 – Public Economics
  • ECON 772 – Spatial Economics

Recommended electives include:

  • APST 612 – Applied GIS
  • ECON 671 – Urban Economics
  • ECON 672 – Regional Economics
  • ECON 668 – Economic Impact Analysis
  • GEOG 605 – GIS I
  • GEOG 607 – Advanced GIS
  • GEOG 609 – GIS Design Studio
  • GEOG 657 – Transportation Planning and Policy
  • GEOG 658 – Land Use Planning and Policy