The oldest question in economics asks why some countries are rich and some are poor. A related question: how have most of us have become so much better off than our ancestors? These questions, and others like it, get at the issue of how and why cities matter. The interest of this course relates to what we will call "Economic Thinking" and how it informs our thinking about these big questions.
Economic Thinking for Planners: Overview
This course shows how "Economic Thinking" can inform our thinking on big questions like why some countries are rich while some are poor and how so many us have become so much better off than our ancestors.