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Economic Thinking for Planners: Local Government and Governance

This course uses economic thinking to investigate local government. The course includes discussions of public goods, market failure, private communities, and homevoter cities.

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Course Info

  • Duration 9 video lessons (53 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2015
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (1 min)
  • 2. Special Form of Government (3 mins)
  • 3. Public Goods and Market Failure (5 mins)
  • 4. Voting with Feet (9 mins)
  • 5. Levels of Government (1 min)
  • 6. Private Communities (8 mins)
  • 7. Priorities (5 mins)
  • 8. Federal Government (7 mins)
  • 9. Hybrid Homevoter City Governance (8 mins)

Course Description

What do markets do best? What do governments do best? What do local governments do best? This course uses economic thinking to investigate local government. The course includes discussions of public goods, market failure, private communities, and homevoter cities.

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  • Economics
  • Law and Policy
  • Regulations

AICP CM

This course is approved for .75 AICP CM credits.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1 SACPLAN CPD point. 

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Peter Gordon

Peter Gordon

Peter Gordon is Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy. His research interests are in applied urban economics.

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