Microeconomics for City Planners OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Graduate Level Microeconomics Course

Published Jan 30, 2009

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'Microeconomics for Planners' introduces students to the basics of microeconomics, providing them with the necessary analysis skills to address problems in city planning and development. This free OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is part of the school's graduate program in Urban Studies and Planning. The material is suited for students pursing a Master of City Planning.

Microeconomics for Planners: Course Specifics

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Microeconomics for Planners: Course Description

Learn the fundamentals of microeconomics, including how financial markets work and how trade and technology shape these markets, through this free OpenCourseWare from MIT in Cambridge, MA. Students initially study the distribution of wages and income in the United States and branch out into other real-life issues, such as healthcare costs and the impact of offshoring industry. Students also will learn how certain city planning and development activities, such as the creation and maintenance of historic districts, affect an area's economy. This graduate course in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning is presented by MIT Professor Frank Levy. Flash Player software is required for this course.

Audio and visual tools, lecture notes, assignments, study materials and some readings are available for free online. If you're interested in taking this course, visit the Microeconomics for Planners course page.

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