Subject: Economics of Regional Development (09 - RPR006)

Basic Information

Scientific or art field:Economic Science
Native organizations units

Department of Fundamentals Sciences
Course specification

Course is active from 01.01.2009..

The course aim is to present students with the knowledge on the regional development in the EU countries, with emphasis on new member states and EU candidate countries. It analyzes contemporary regional economic problems, including their political, social and environmental implications. All elements will be examined from theoretical foundations and empirical applications.
Acquire knowledge on theoretical foundations of regional economics in European countries and on the methods applied in the evaluation of regional development policies. It is expected that students will be able to understand, compare, and critically assess alternative regional development policies. Also, students will be able to apply appropriate economic theories and methods for analyzing, discussing and presenting given regional development problems.
Concepts and theories of regional development Instruments and policies of regional development Sources of financing regional development Fiscal decentralization Financial evaluation of programs Regional development in the EU EU regional policy Pre-accession programs and funds
Face-to-face method, communication method, interactive lecturing
Andy P., Andrés P., John T.Local and Regional Development2006Routledge, LondonEnglish
Willem M.European Cohesion Policy: Regions and Cities2007Routledge, LondonEnglish
Stimson R.J., Stough R.R., Roberts B.H.Regional Economic Development Analysis and Planning Strategy (2nd ed.)2006Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg GmbH & Co.KEnglish
Blakely E.J., Bradshaw T.K.Planning Local Economic Development: Theory and Practice (3rd ed.)2002Sage Publications Inc., Thousand OaksEnglish
Armstrong H., Taylor J.Regional Economics and Policy (3rd ed.)2000Blackwell, OxfordEnglish
Leonardi R.Cohesion Policy in the European Union: The Building of Europe2005Pallgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke, New YorkEnglish
Dezseri K.New Modes of Governance and the EU Structural and Cohesion Policy in the New Member States2007Akademiai Kiado, BudapestEnglish
Grupa autoraEU documents and reports which are relevant to this course can be found at the Europa Websites2009Regional Policy (
Stimson, R.J., Stough, R.R., Roberts, B.R.Regional Economic Development: Analysis and Planning Strategy2006Springer - Verlag, Berlin, HeidelbergEnglish
Pitelis, C., Sugden, R., Wilson, J.R. (Eds.)Clusters and Globalisation: The Development of Urban and Regional Economies2006Edward Elgar Publishing Inc., MassachusettsEnglish
Course activity Pre-examination ObligationsNumber of points
Written part of the exam - tasks and theoryNoYes70.00
Lecture attendanceYesYes5.00
Term paperYesYes20.00
Name and surnameForm of classes
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Lošonc Alpar
Full Professor

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Marić Branislav
Full Professor