Regional Socioeconomic Impact Analyses and Modeling

Aerial view of Boston and its surroundings.

Bird's-eye view of the center of the city, including famous colonial and independence locations extending from Boston Common to the North End. (Image courtesy of the Earth Observatory, NASA.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

11.482J / 1.825J / ESD.193J

As Taught In

Fall 2007

Level

Graduate

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Course Features

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.

Archived Versions

Polenske, Karen. 11.482J Regional Socioeconomic Impact Analyses and Modeling, Fall 2007. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-482j-regional-socioeconomic-impact-analyses-and-modeling-fall-2007 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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