Archived Versions

11.481J / 1.284J / ESD.192J Analyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic Growth

As taught in: Spring 2009

Images showing different sources of energy.

Photographs depicting traditional and alternative sources of energy. See Lecture 23 for more about regional economics and energy. (Images courtesy of the Balanço Energético Nacional, Ministério de Minas e Energia do Brasil.)




Prof. Karen R. Polenske

Course Features

Course Description

This course focuses on alternative ways in which the issues of growth, restructuring, innovation, knowledge, learning, and accounting and measurements can be examined, covering both industrialized and emerging countries. We give special emphasis to recent transformations in regional economies throughout the world and to the implications these changes have for the theories and research methods used in spatial economic analyses. Readings will relate mainly to the United States, but we cover pertinent material on foreign countries in lectures.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .xls.