Facts about the course

Study points:
7.5
Responsible department:
Faculty of Logistics
Course Leader:
Olav Hauge
Lecture Semester:
Spring
Teaching language:
English
Duration:
½ year

TRA410 Transport, Localization and Economic Development (Spring 2019)

About the course

The first part of the course will be an introduction to the major economic theories governing the localization of economic activity. The second part of the course presents economic theories and models that focus more specifically on the importance of transport and transport infrastructure. Theories and models are supported by results from field studies.

The course is connected to the following study programs

Recommended requirements

<p>Knowledge of basic microeconomics and transport economics</p>

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course

You should get an understanding of how economic forces determine the localization of economic activities: businesses, trade, cities, etc. Special attention will be payed to the importance of transport and transport infrastructure as means for regional economic development, and how the economic development effects are measured. At the end of the course, you should be able to advise companies and public authorities about how transportation systems can affect economic development and localisation behaviour. The outcome can roughly be seen as twofold:

  1. The student should become able to demand and utilize relevant R&D information about this topic as input for strategic planning purposes (e.g. when designing land use and transport plans, or location planning of specific companies).
  2. The course should give a basis for further studies within this field

Forms of teaching and learning

3 hours of lectures per week

Examination

  • Form of assessment: Written school assessment
  • Proportion: 60%
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Grouping: Individual
  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)
  • Support material: All printed and written supporting material + calculator with empty memory
  • Form of assessment: Home assessment
  • Proportion: 40%
  • Duration: -
  • Grouping: Individual
  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)
  • Support material: All printed and written supporting material + calculator with empty memory

Syllabus

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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Nov. 18, 2019 9:30:27 AM