Analyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic Growth

Images showing different sources of energy.

Photographs depicting traditional and alternative sources of energy. See Lecture 23 for more about regional economics and energy. (Images courtesy of the Balanço Energético Nacional, Ministério de Minas e Energia do Brasil.)


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11.481J / 1.284J / ESD.192J

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Spring 2009



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This course focuses on alternative ways in which the issues of growth, restructuring, innovation, knowledge, learning, and accounting and measurements can be examined, covering both industrialized and emerging countries. We give special emphasis to recent transformations in regional economies throughout the world and to the implications these changes have for the theories and research methods used in spatial economic analyses. Readings will relate mainly to the United States, but we cover pertinent material on foreign countries in lectures.

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Karen Polenske. 11.481J Analyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic Growth. Spring 2009. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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