Economic geography

lgeo1323  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Economic geography
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4 credits
25.0 h + 25.0 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Prerequisites

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
The first part of the course is devoted to the influence of various factors determining the location of the production activities: transportation costs, production organization, spatial competition, externalities. In the second part, we are interested in the economic operation of the regions, primarily the inter-industry trade, growth theories and the interregional exchanges The third part is devoted to the canonical model of Krugman of economic geography. A research task is requested from the students on the objectives, the operating mode and the assessment of the activity of some large world actors of the development policies.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 1. To understand the bases of the location theory of economic activities while insisting on the competitive framework in which they take place; 2. to understand the regional dynamics, in particular the factors influencing the concentration of activities and threatening the marginalization of areas
 

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Teaching materials
  • matériel sur moodle
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Geography : Climatology

Master [120] in Geography : General

Minor in Geography

Bachelor in Geography : General