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290396 VO Regional Economics - Specialisation of Regions (2015S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie



Language: German

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Prüfungsanmeldung über Moodle
1. Termin: Montag, 13.04.2015, Ort: Konferenzraum (Zi.C520), 5.OG NIG
2. Termin: Mittwoch, 06.05.2015, Ort: Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG (Zi.C0528)
3. Termin: Montag, 18.05.2015, Ort: Konferenzraum (Zi.C520), 5.OG NIG
4. Termin: Donnerstag, 11.06.2015, Ort: Konferenzraum (Zi.C520), 5.OG NIG
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Wednesday 04.03. 10:30 - 13:30 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Friday 06.03. 09:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Wednesday 11.03. 10:30 - 13:30 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Wednesday 18.03. 10:30 - 13:30 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Monday 23.03. 09:30 - 12:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Wednesday 25.03. 08:30 - 11:30 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Friday 27.03. 09:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409


Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture gives a survey about regional growth theory. Particularly assumptions and results of Neokeynesianism, Neoclassics, New Economic Growth Theory and New Geographic Economics (in dynamic versions) are discussed. According to these theories processes of convergence or divergence of regions are differentiated. Examples of some Austrian regions exemplify the theoretical results and their political implications.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The main intention of the lecture is the improvement of knowledge of Regional Economics and Economic Geograpy. It is intended to connect Regional Economics with Economic Geography. The topic relates to macroecomic parts of Regional Economy, it is particularly focussed on international and regional Trade Theory (classic and new trade theory), New Economic Geography and Evolutionary Economic Geography. There will be analysed the location advantages of regions and their optimal structure of production. The regional specialization has impacts on the welfare of people. With the theoretical basis concepts of regional policy will be discussed. In supplementing the lecture materials will be distributed to the students. There will be an oral examination. A usefull literature is Palme,G., Musil, R., Wirtschaftsgeographie, 2012.

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

(MG-S3-NPI) (MG-W3-NPI) (MR3-NPI) (L2-b3, L2-b-zLV) (UF GW 19)

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