Summer Term 2020
[Summer Term 2019/20]
Bachelor of Science in Economics:
Master of Science in Economics:
Cities are now home to more than half of the world’s population and they keep on growing, with some megacities predicted to reach 10m, 20m or even 30m inhabitants. While cities have long been focal points of social and economic activity, we will discuss current key topics in urban economic research. In the first five units, we will lay the groundwork by learning about classical urban economic models, useful data sources and spatial econometric methods. Afterwards, students choose among current topics in urban economics, ranging from the role of primary cities over infrastructure to amenities. They analyze recent top publications on their topic, replicate and extend them, conducting their own research to contribute some results.
The course takes place online via OpenOLAT. Further information available on Hamburg University's STiNE System.