A86031 Economics and the city - How to use financial and economic analysis to shape cities

Scuola di Economia e Management
Academic Year 2019/20 First Semester

Docente TitolareGiovanni Padula
Office"Torre" (main tower), 4th floor

Learning Objectives

The course is designed to foster students’ ability to integrate theory and conceptual understanding with practical experience and implementation. Note: practical application sessions are based on case studies and in class team work. 

Practical application. Students learn how to manage a set of tools for the financial and economic analysis of territorial investment projects. The course requires university level knowledge of corporate financial analysis and statistics for social sciences. Theory. The students learn some basic theory in urban economics, economic geography and industrial policy. 


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Instructor: G. Padula


Course Plan

Lesson 1: Round up of two central issues: the economics of cities and territories; feasibility studies of territory-based investment projects. 

Lesson 2: The economics of cities and regions. Urban analysis. 

Lesson 3: Types of territory-based projects; Economic impact analysis and local multipliers.

Lesson 4: Market research and feasibility studies.

Lesson 5: Feasibility studies of territory-based investments: case studies.

Lesson 6: Final class work on the feasibility study of the selected projects.


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