Geography 440 William B. Beyers
Regional Analysis 406A Smith
Autumn 2011 543-5871
Tentative Lecture and Assignment Schedule
Sept. 28 Introduction, distribution of matrix algebra review handout Geography_440_papers2011.doc
Sept. 30 Matrix Algebra Review, Review Exercise Reading: Miller & Blair, Input-Output Analysis: Foundations and Extensions. Second Edition, pp. 688-p701 (class handout from Sept. 28).
Oct. 3 Simple descriptive measures - class handouts also Michael Brown and Larry Knopf, Places_or_Polygons.pdf
Oct 5 Simple descriptive approaches, continued.
Oct. 7 Introduction to
Oct 10 Shift share continued; Shift-share
Oct. 14 Beyers away, no class
Oct. 17 Exercise I due, Discussion of Results
Oct. 19 Economic Base Concept Reading: Tiebout, Ch 1-6; W. Schaffer, Web Book of Regional Science, http://www.rri.wvu.edu/WebBook/Schaffer/index.html, Chapter 2. Ullman & Dacey, "The Minimum Requirements Approach to the Urban Economic Base, Papers, Regional Science Association, VL (1960), pp. 175-194. Chapter 6 Tiebout.ppt
Oct. 21 Regional input-output models:
Oct 26: Regional input-output models, continued, same reading
Oct. 28 Regional input-output model: estimation procedures - survey approaches; Reading: W. Schaffer, Web Book of Regional Science, http:www.rri.wvu.edu/WebBook/Schaffer/index.html, Chapter 9
Oct. 31 Regional input-output
model estimation – non-survey approaches;
Nov 4-Nov 11, Beyers away, no class
Nov 14 Interregional input-output models.
Nov 16 Programming extensions of
i/o models. Reading:
Nov 18 Multi-criteria decision making models.
21 Structural comparison and structural
Nov 23 Graph Theory Reading: Kilkenny, M. & L. Nalbarte, The Web Book of Regional Science, http:www.rri.wvu.edu/WebBook/Kilkenny/editedkeystone.htm.
Nov 25 Thanksgiving Holiday
28 Social Accounts.
Nov. 30 Regional Econometric
Dec 2 CGE and SAM models. E. Vargas, D. Schreiner, G. Tembo, & D. Marcouller, Computable General Equilibrium Modeling for Regional Analysis, Web Book of Regional Science. http://www.rri.wvu.edu/WebBook/Schreiner/contents.htm Take home Final Distributed
Dec 5 Beyers available for counseling on exam and independent projects
Dec 7 Research Project Due; Take Home finals Due
Grade Components: Exercises (5 in total) 60 points; independent project 20%, take home final 20%