11.482J / 1.285J / ESD.193J Regional Socioeconomic Impact Analysis and Modeling, Fall 2004
Author(s)Polenske, Karen R.; Kumar, Rajendra, 1967-
Regional Socioeconomic Impact Analysis and Modeling
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Reviews regional economic theories and models and provides students with experience in using alternative economic impact assessment models on microcomputers. Problem sets are oriented around infrastructure, housing, energy, and environmental issues. Students work with a client generally in Boston and make a presentation to the client. Emphasis on written and oral presentation skills. From the course home page: Course Description The seminar is designed to provide advanced graduate students with a thorough understanding of selected regional economic theories and techniques and with experience in using alternative socioeconomic impact assessment models and related regional techniques on microcomputers. Discussions will be held on particular theoretical modeling and economic issues; linkages among theories, accounts, and policies; relationships between national and regional economic structures; and methods of adjusting and estimating regional input-output accounts and tables. Examples from the Boston area and other U.S. cities/regions will be used to illustrate points throughout the seminar. We will also examine how such models are used in other countries. New material on analyzing regional development issues will be covered.
regional economic theories, alternative socioeconomic impact assessment models, theoretical modeling, economics, urban planning, linkages, theories, accounts, policies, national and regional economic structures, regional input-output accounts and tables, international employment outsourcing, economic impact, local economy, regional-development issues, investment, REMI, BRA