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Economics of Place: Culture, Communities and Opportunities BEA316


This unit presents the economics of place and the economic value of place making. It explores how people choose the places where they want to live; considering whether the choice of where to live comes first and after the search of work, or vice versa. It discusses economic components to the creating dynamics of sustainable communities and regions where people want to live. It discusses cases studies that explore potential transformational changes that reinvent and revitalize a community, with payoffs in terms of livability, social and cultural enrichment, and economic development. It also discusses government policies aimed at strengthening the economies of particular localities or regions, including agglomeration economies and human capital spillovers which potentially could enhance welfare.


Unit name Economics of Place: Culture, Communities and Opportunities
Unit code BEA316
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Economics and Finance


Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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