Department of Geography
This reading-intensive course provides a theoretical overview of sub-national,
regional economic growth and structural change, including the roles of
interregional interaction and international trade, technological change,
social and legal institutions. We'll emphasize inter-regional disparities
in the context of relatively wealthy countries. We'll examine the
constraints and effectiveness of government (and other organizationsí)
Why do some regions grow faster than others?
What are the geographic relationships of regional economic
How do regions' economies change over time?
Can public or private policies systematically affect regional
copyright James W. Harrington, Jr.
revised 18 December 2000