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Detailed "Agendas" [Plans & Resources for class meetings] will be updated by the beginning of each week; all required readings and other assignments will be announced at least one week before due date.
Required and optional readings as well as other class resources will be announced in this class outline. Readings which are distributed in class or made available for xeroxing are automatically required. Readings and their designations may change during the quarter (i.e. be adjusted to new circumstances, class needs and/ or your background and interests. Such changes will be announced in class. Should you need to miss a class you will be responsible for monitoring such changes).
More important is that you gain an understanding of the concepts and tools covered or referred to in class. The various books available on OUGL Reserve and/or online have overlapping coverage of class materials. This redundancy is deemed desirable for purposes of providing "second opinions" and gaining a deeper understanding. Readings for the week should be read by Tuesday of the week and then selectively reread and incorporated into class-notes after class meetings.
Week 1: Introduction
Readings/Viewing for Thursday: Pick one of the following 5 items and be prepared to contribute to some related class discussion:
Week 2: Why do Some Regions Grow Faster or Develop Differently than Others? Information for Regional Economic Analysis; From data to knowledge und understanding in the analysis of local economies and market areas.
Week 3: People in Regions: Demographic (Cohort) Analyses
Week 4: Structure and Structural Change: Transformation of Work, Jobs, Employment, and Careers. [Use of Location Quotients and Shift and Share Analysis];
Week 5: Regions as Open Systems: Local Economies and Globalized Systems of Division of Labor: Information Flow Accounts (?) || Balance of Payments || Economic Base || Multipliers || A Local Economic Model
Week 6: Spatial Demand Structure and the Geography of Multiplier Processes
Week 7: Analyses of Spatial Transactions: Networks
|Network Analysis||1973 Edition||1996 Edition|
|Basic Network Attributes & Measures||pp.100-106||Ch.9|
|Connectivity Matrix Calculations||pp.116-26||Ch.13|
Week 8: Input Output: Introduction: Milltown, Holukuluku & Washington State
Week 9: Input-Output Multipliers, Applications, Stability of Coefficients and Structural Changes.
Week 10: Returning to our basic frameworks; Alternative Perspectives; The class model; 350-Members report on their "focal areas; Quo Vadis?
Week 11: Last Day of Class