Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Facultat d’Economia i Empresa
Master in Applied Research in Economics and Business

Geographical Economics


Academic Year: 2012-2013 Fall Term
Tuesday: 16:30-19:30
Friday: 16:30-19:30

Calendar: provisional schedule

  Date Topic
Part 1:
Instructor: Rosella Nicolini

January 08th 2013 Topics in international trade
January 11th 2013 Topics in international trade
January 15th 2013 The location puzzle
(Turn in problem set #1)
January 18th 2013 Productivity and competitiveness
Part 2:
Instructor: José Luis Roig Sabaté

January 22nd 2013

Theories of agglomeration
(Turn in problem set #2)

January 25th 2013 Theories of agglomeration
January 29th 2013 Clusters and local development
(Turn in first list)
February 01st 2013 Regional growth and migration
  February 05th 2013

FINAL EXAM ( in AULA 16; Facultat d'Economia y Empresa
(Turn in second list)


Teaching material


Programme of the course



Slides Class 1 ( Table 1, Table 2, Table 3

Slides Class 2 (Nobel prize: Krugman's talk)

Slides Class 3

Slides Class 4

Slides Class 5

Slides Class 6

Slides Class 7

Slides Class 8


Problem sets

Problem set # 1 (turn in on Jan 15th 2013) GRADES

Problem set # 2 (turn in on Jan 22nd 2013) GRADES

Problem list #3 (turn in on Jan 29th 2013) Paper Kim (1995) GRADES

Problem list #4 (turn in on Febr 5th 2013) GRADES



- Chapter 1 (McCann, Urban and Regional Economics)

- Urban Economics (O'Sullivan)

- O'Sullivan (Chap. 3)

- O'Sullivan (Chap. 4)



These are the final grades including all the activities ran during the course and the final exam according to the grading policy defined in the programme of the course.


Last update: February 11th 2013