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Spring 2017 Schedule
Professor Matthew Turner
Department of Economics
Brown University
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    The following schedule describes the material to be covered during the term. You should check this schedule at least weekly for updates and changes.

    Topic Reading Problems Solutions
    1. The simple linear city and monocentric city with housing
    Required: Recommended: Extensions: How to write a referee report
    PS #0 (bring to class daily)
    PS #1 due Feb. 7
    PS #2 due Feb. 14
    Couture & Handbury 2016, for Ref. Rpt #1. Due Feb 21.
    2. Agglomeration and urban form: Required: Recommended:
    3. Theoretical Foundations for Agglomeration Economies: Required: Recommended: Extensions: PS #3 due March 9
    4. Systems of Cities: Required: Extensions: Bryan, Chowdhury and Mobarak, Econometrica 2014, for Ref. Rpt #2. Due March 16.
    Some sample reports.
    5.Location theory: Required: Extensions:
    6. NEG and Migration: Required: Extensions: Chistiaensen, Gindelsky and Jedwab, JUE 2017, for Ref. Rpt #3. Due April 4.
    Research sketch #3 due April 6.
    7. Transportation: Required: Extensions:
    8. Cities in space: Required: Recommended:
    9. Emprical approaches to systems of cities: Required: Recommended:
    10. Empirical Evidence for Agglomeration Economies I: Required: Recommended: Extensions:
    11. Empirical Evidence for Agglomeration Economies II: Required: Extensions:
    12. Amenities: Required: Recommended:
    13. Hedonics: Required: Recommended:
    14. Topics:
    • Energy/CO2 and cities
    • Place based policies
    • Transportation
    • Land use and regulation
    • Development and cities