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Spring 2019 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 monocentric city
    Required: PS #1 Due Jan. 30 solution
    2. Extensions: housing and mode choice
    Required: Recommended: Extensions: Paper for ref rpt #1 Due Feb. 6
    How to write a referee report
    PS #2 Due Feb. 11
    3. Agglomeration and urban form Required: Recommended: PS #3 Due Feb. 20
    Research sketch #1 also due Feb. 20.
    4. Spatial Equilibrium and hedonic regressions Required: Recommended:
    5. Cities with discrete space: Required: Recommended: Paper for ref rpt #2 Due March 5
    6. Gravity Required: Reccomended:
    7. Agglomeration Economies Required: Recommended: Reference:
    9. Systems of cities Required: Recommended: PS #4 Due April 11 solution
    10. Economic Geography Required: Recommended: Final project Due May 15
    11. Transportation Required: Extensions:
    • Haines and Margo, NBER working paper, 2006
    • Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the great west, William Cronon, Norton 1991
    • Railroads and American Economic Growth: Essays in econometric history, Robert Fogel (any edition)
    12. Migration (tentative} Required: Extensions:
    13. Amenities Required: Recommended: