Housing and Econ Dev Policy
Academic Term and Year
This course is open to advanced master's level students.
This course examines economic development theories and housing policies in the United States. Emphasis upon understanding how economic and housing markets operate and how national, state, and local governments can influence business investment and job development decisions and the construction and rehabilitation of housing for different populations.
This course first provides an overview on how economic and housing markets function. The discussion will include discussion of basic principles of macro- and microeconomics and then analysis of specific views of economic development, including export-base, core-periphery, and locational theories. The course then provides specific analysis and evaluation of the different policies and techniques governments have used to secure economic and housing goals. Among the techniques examined will be: tax incentives and TIFs, bonding, public subsidies, public/private partnerships, infrastructure development, and direct government investment in, or ownership of housing and economic development entities.
Waldron, Craig, "GPA8130-01.HousingAndEconomicDevelopmentPolicy.SP15.Waldron,Craig" (2015). Syllabi. 745.