GETh 309: Economy Geography-II

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
GETh 309Economy Geography-IIDr. Kazi Md. Fazlul Haq2309:00-9:50 A.M (Monday), 11:00-11:50 A.M (Wednesday)

Economic System and The Changing Global Map of Economic Activity.

Locational Analysis I: Why Land is a Unique Commodity, Bid Rent Curves, Patterns of Land Use, The Real World and Modifications.

Locational Analysis II: Losch’s Model of Location, Smith’s Spatial Margins of Profitability Model

Locational Analysis III: The Hotelling Model, Losch’s Modifications of Central Place Theory.

Locational Analysis IV: The Case of Corporate Headquarters.

Transportation and Spatial Interaction: Ullman’s Principles of Spatial Interaction, and Alternative Principles for Information Flows, Transportation Route/ Network Location and Growth, Transportation Pricing Systems, Transportation Costs, and Their Effect on the Location of Economic Activity.

Economies: Why Activities Cluster in Cities, The Spatial-economic Structure of Cities. Regional Economy: Classification, Growth and Development

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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