AI2105 Urban and Regional Economics 7.5 credits
Urban and Regional Economics
Urban economics is the study of cities, of the economic activities therein, and of the determinants of those activities. This course also introduces the economic foundations of urban problems.
Educational levelSecond cycle
Academic level (A-D)D
Subject areaBuilt Environment
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
PeriodsAutumn 12 P2 (7.5 credits)
Start date2012 week: 43
End date2013 week: 1
Language of instructionEnglish
Number of lectures34 (preliminary)
Number of exercises25 (preliminary)
Form of studyNormal
Number of placesNo limitation
ScheduleSchedule (new window)
Course responsibleAbukar Warsame, Abukar.Warsame@abe.kth.se tel: 08-790 6912
Students in the masterprogramme Real Estate Development and Financial Services (TFAFM).
Open to all programs.
Part of programme
The aim of the course is to provide the students an understanding of spatial economic theory, modelling and methods for analysis of location, land-use and construction.
Course main content
Market forces in the development of cities; Land rent, land-use and land-use control; urban problems such as traffic jam and congestion, poverty and crime; Household sorting and segregation; Cost-benefit analysis; Regional Economics; and Metropolitan Governance.
Basics in economics from the course Economics (AI1107) or equivalent.
Urban Economics, 8e upplagan. Författare: Arthur O´Sullivan.
- TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- ÖVN1 - Exercises, 3.0 credits, grade scale: P, F
Requirements for final grade
Written exam (4,5 cr) and a term paper (3 cr).
ABE/Building and Real Estate Economics
Abukar Warsame, 08-790 6912, email@example.com
Hans Lind <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Autumn 07.