EF4490 - Urban Economics

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Economics and Finance
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
(CB2402 or EF2401 or FB2401) and (EF3440 or EF3442)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2017/18

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to

  1. introduce students to the study of fundamental economic decisions regarding location and land use;
  2. develop sound knowledge in the organization and development of urban and regional economies;
  3. provide students analytical tools for evaluating economic impacts of urban policies;
  4. prepare students for a successful career in fields such as business location, business strategy, urban and transport planning, housing and community development, and real estate marketing and investment.

The course also encourages discovery learning, which takes place when students use their knowledge and skills on urban and regional economies to discover, for themselves, practical solutions for urban planning considering government policies, and business and household location choice.

The project presentation and examinations will reflect their accomplishment in discovery and innovation.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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Department of Economics and Finance

Additional Information

Students who plan to choose this course are recommended to take EF3442 instead of EF3440.