Lecturer: Prof. Jacques
CORE, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Course: 1 credit
1. A historical overview of location theory
(OT) and the breakdown of the price system in a
spatial economy (FT, chapter 2): one lecture.
2. Monopolistic competition and the home market effect (OT): one lecture.
3. Industrial agglomeration under Marshallian externalities (FT, chapters 4 and 8): one lecture.
4. The core-periphery-model (FT, chapter 9 and OT): one lecture.
5. The bell-shaped curve of spatial development (OT): one lecture.
6. Discrete choice theory and probabilistic
migrations (TT): one lecture.
FT : M. Fujita and J.-F. Thisse (2002) Economics of Agglomeration, Cambridge University Press.
OT : G.I.P. Ottaviano and J.-F. Thisse
(2004) Agglomeration and economic geography, in
Volume 4 of the Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Elsevier, edited by V. Henderson
and J. Thisse.
TT: T. Tabuchi and J.-F. Thisse (2002)
Taste heterogeneity, labor mobility and economic geography,
Journal of Development Economics 69, 155-177.
FT and OT contain a very large number of references, some of which will be discussed in class.
A good knowledge of and an intellectual
interest for microeconomics, industrial organization and
game theory are required.
The organization of the exam and/or of
projects will be discussed in class.