KTTA3410 Urban and Regional Economics (5 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



* Basics of urban and regional economics theories and policies
* Determination of income and employment in regional labor markets
* Growth and growth differences of urban and regional economies
* Regional migration
* Research methods
* The regional structure of Finland and the underlying factors

Completion methods

Book exam: academic year

Assessment details

Accepted completion of the designated assignments. The assessment criteria of the course is specified in the study program annually.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course student is expected to be able to:
* Explain concepts of urban and regional economics
* Explain theories of regional development
* Apply simple regional economic theories such as neoclassical growth model
* Understand why regional development of employment and income may diverge
* Understand the role of human capital in economic growth process
* Compare migration theories
* Analyze objectives of regional policy and Finnish urban and regional policy
* Describe the structure of Finnish regional economies and the factors affecting their evolution

Description of prerequisites

KTTP2110 Basics of Economics

Study materials

Muu mahdollinen kurssilla ilmoitettava materiaali.

Tervo H. 2005. Regional policy lessons from Finland in: Felsenstein D. & Portnov
B. A. (eds.) Regional Disparities in Small Countries, ch. 15.

Kurssikirjallisuus vahvistetaan vuosittain opinto-ohjelmassa


  • McCann, P. 2013. Modern Urban and regional Economics. Second edition. Soveltuvin osin.; ISBN: 978-0-19-958200-6
  • Armstrong, H. & Taylor, J. 2000. Regional Economics and Policy. 3rd edition, ei lukuja 8.3–8.5, 12.; ISBN: 0-631-21713-4

Completion methods

Method 1

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Method 2

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Parts of the completion methods
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