Economic Impact Assessment course--Fall 2019 | Distance and Online Education
The University of Iowa

URP:6290:0EXW  5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesdays Virtual Classroom

URP:6290:0001  5:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Tuesdays On campus

Dave Swenson, Instructor
Understanding the dynamics of economic change for communities and regions involves also understanding the connections that industries and institutions have with one another.  Employment or income gains or losses in a community have direct consequences for households, commerce, and governments.  Measuring those consequences properly helps us develop relevant growth and decline policy responses.


This course:

  • introduces the elements of economic base theory and the application of those concepts to measuring regional industrial strengths and weaknesses.
  • instructs students in how to construct, apply, and interpret input-output models of countries of their choice.
  • introduces and applies other types of economic impact modeling approaches to policy problems.
  • guides students in measuring fiscal and housing consequences associate with regional economic change.
  • provides an introduction to the concepts and applications of conventional benefit-cost analysis

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