GETh 205: Economic Geography-I

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
GETh 205Economic Geography-IDr. Kazi Md. FazlulHaq2031:30-2:20 P.M (Wednesday), 12:00-12:50 P.M (Thursday)

Economic Geography: Definition, Historical Underpinnings, Concept of Economic Men and their Characteristics.
Economic Activities and Sectors.
PCE Mechanism, Production, Factors of Production, Form & Place Utility.
Von Thunen’s Agricultural Land Use Model: Economic Rent, Isotropic Plain, Production Cost, The Market Price and the Transport Cost.
Weber’s Model of Industrial Location: Transport Cost, Labor Cost, Agglomeration Economies, Spatial Margins to Profitability.
Christaller’s Central Place Theory: Threshold, Range of Goods, The Marketing Principle (K=3 System), The Transportation Principle (K=5 System), The Administrative Principle (K=7 System)
Population, Resource, and Economic Interaction: Malthus and the Problem of Overpopulation, Trends and Geographic Distribution of Population and Growth, The Demographic Transition Model
Suggested Readings:

  • Goudie, A. (1993): The Nature of the Environment, Blackwell Publishers, UK.
  • Haggett, P. (1975): Geography: A Modern Synthesis, Harper & Row/New York.
  • Hanink, Dean. (1997). Principles and Applications of Economic Geography: Economy, Policy, Environment. Toronto: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
  • Hartshorn, T. A. and Alexander, J.W (1994): Economic Geography, Prentice – Hall, New Delhi.
  • Jhingan, M. L. (1994): The Economics of Development & Planning, Konark Publishers, Delhi.
  • Barnes, T. J. (1996). Logics of dislocation: models, metaphors and meanings of economic space. New York:Guilford.
  • Cook, P. (2004). Follow the thing: Papaya. Antipode 36, 642-64.
  • Dicken, P. (2007). Global shift: Mapping the changing contours of the world economy. New York: Guilford.
  • Gibson-Graham, J.-K. (1996). The end of capitalism (as we knew it): A feminist critique of political economy. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Harvey, D. (1982). The limits to capital. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Leyshon, A. and Thrift, N. 1997. Geographies of monetary transformation. London: Routledge.
  • Massey, D. (1984). Spatial divisions of labour: Social structures and the geography of production. London: MacMillan.
  • McDowell, L. (1997). Capital culture: Gender at work in the city. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Peck, J. 1996. Work place: Social regulation of labor markets. New York: Guilford.
  • Saxenian, A. (1994). Regional advantage: Culture and competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Schoenberger, E. (1997). The cultural crisis of the firm. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Scott, A. J. (1988). Flexible production systems and regional development: the rise of new industrial spaces in North America and Western Europe. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 12,171-85.
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