Analyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic Change OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Level Course by MIT

Published May 07, 2009

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Discussions of U.S. and foreign application functions are featured in the free OpenCourseWare, 'Analyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic Change,' offered through Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The original class was a curriculum option for various Urban Studies and Planning Department master's degree programs.

Analyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic Change: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Graduate Yes No No Yes

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Analyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic Change: Course Description

Accounting frameworks are examined and critiqued in the free OpenCourseWare, 'Analyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic Change.' Presented by MIT and team taught by Professor Karen Polenske and Instructor Xiaodong Wang, the course analyzes theories of regional expansion, industrial reformation, factor maneuverability and worldwide resource chains. The underground market, multipliers, associations, environmental impacts and infrastructure speculations are also focused on throughout the class materials. Employment procedures, industrial sites and shift-share studies are examined in-depth. A basic knowledge of economics would be useful in this course. The original class was an elective preference in a variety of Urban Studies and Planning Department graduate-level programs.

This free OpenCourseWare includes a comprehensive reading list, sample problem sets and downloadable course materials. To view these assorted class resources, visit the economics course page.

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