Berekraftig regionaløkonomisk utvikling
Sustainable Regional Economic Development
Elective course in the 5. semester of the Bachelor’s program
Basic mathematics, micro economics
Regional income and employment determination, the input-output method, regional economic growth, export demand models, interregional trade, interregional migration, regional unemployment disparities, regional policy, economics and environment, causes of environmental degradation, decision-making and the environment, the economic control of environment, renewable and non-renewable resources.
After completing the course the student should be able to understand why regional economies behave as they do and why regional disparities arise and why they persist over time.
The student will also get an understanding of the fact that no economic desicion can be made that does not affect our natural and built environment and that no environmental change can occur that does not have an economic impact.
One assignment must be handed in for approval before taking the exam.
Regional Economics and Policy, Harvey Armstrong and Jim Taylor, Blackwell Publishing, 2007.
Environmental Economics, R. Kerry Turner, David Pearce, Ian Bateman. Prentice Hall 1994.