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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
EPP4064817, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
EP2093, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination REGIONAL ECONOMICS
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit


ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines SECS-P/06 Applied Economics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second trimester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 07/01/2020
End of activities 14/03/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 Commissione AA 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 GAMBAROTTO FRANCESCA (Presidente)
CAINELLI GIULIO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Fundamental tools of micro and macroeconomics
Target skills and knowledge: The course is built with two modules: location theory and regional development.
Knowledge and competences acquired at the end of the first module:
- what factors affect the location choice of economic activities (especially for firms)
- to understand the dynamics of location phenomena, especially in urban places
- to analyze the spatial dynamics and the spatial evolution of economic activities.

Knowledge and competences acquired at the end of the second module:
- pre-conditions of regional economic development
- what factors determine the economic growth of regions
- phenomena of convergence/divergence in the regional economic patterns
- the role of agglomeration economies for economic development and the core-periphery patterns in the national economic systems
- how to measure the local economic impacts of economic policies
_ The European economic policy for regional development
Examination methods: Written exam with closed and open questions.
Assessment criteria: For the attendant students the final exam is based on topics discussed during the course and on the special topic introduced at the beginning of the course.
For the non-attendant students the final exam is based on the comprehension of the handbook.
Course unit contents: Course contents:
Industrial location models; definition of market areas and urban rent; regional development theory; the role of supply and demand for regional economic growth; regional competitiveness and core-periphery patterns; policies for regional development and the European strategy for regions.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures with power point slides.
Integrative readings during the course.
In-class working for specific topics.
Course materials are available in the dedicated Moodle page.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The exam for attendant students is based on slides, integrative readings, handbook chapters and lecture notes.
The exam for the non-attendant students is based on chapters 1-9 (included) of the handbook.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Capello, Roberta, Economia Regionale. Localizzazione, crescita regionale e sviluppo locale. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Peer feedback
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production