Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
1301007022004REGIONAL ECONOMICS AND DEVELOPMENTElective365
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Objectives of the Course
The main purpose of this lecture is to provide the understanding of the regional development policy for increasing region’s competitive advantages nd providing sustainable development at national and global level.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Neşe Kumral
Learning Outcomes
11- To be able to comprehend the relationship between regional competitive advantages and regional sustainable development.
22- To be able to comprehend the main properties of regional development policies that regions implement in order to provide sustainable development.
33- To be able to formulate the most proper policy options for the regional development process.
44- To be able to analyse the weaknesses of previous unsuccessful regional development policy implementations.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Regional economics and employment determination. The input-output approach to modelling the regional economy. Regional growth disparities:neoclassical perspectives. Regional growth disparities:neoclassical perspectives. Export demand models, agglomeration and cumulative growth process. Regional policy instruments. Endogenous development: small and medium enterprises and technological process. Regional policy and devoluation. The evaluation of regional policy. Clusters and regional policy. Regional policy and Turkey.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Regional Economics and Employment Determination Research homework
2The input-output approach to modelling the regional economy Problem solving with a consult
3Regional growth disparities:neoclassical perspectives Reading
4Regional growth disparities:neoclassical perspectives Reading
5Export demand models,agglomeration and cumulative growth processReading
6Export demand models,agglomeration and cumulative growth processReading
7Regional Policy Instruments Research homework
8Midterm Exam
9Regional Policy Instruments Research homework
10Endogenous development: small and medium enterprises and technological process Reading
11Regional Policy and devoluation Reading
12The evaluation of regional policy Discussion
13Clusters and Regional policy Research homework
14Regional Policy and Turkey Regional development agency tour
15Regional Policy and Turkey ESBAS tour
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Harvey Armstrong and Jim Taylor, Regional Economics and Policy, Blackwell, 2000. Ash Amin Nigel Thrift, Globalization,Institutions,and Regional Development in Europe, 1996, European Science Foundation. Ben Fine, Endogenous Growth Theory: a critical Assessment, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 2000. Bjorn T. Asheim, Industrial Districts as ‘Learning Regions’ a Condition for Prosperity
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures16348
Practice10110
Self Study10440
Individual Study for Homework Problems10550
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)152
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO24 4       
LO3   5      
LO4  3  5    
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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