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Regional Economic Development

School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Graduate Faculty

David Audretsch, Randall Baker, Charles Bonser (Emeritus, Business), Dennis Conway (Geography), Marc Dollinger (Business), Jeffrey Hart (Political Science), F. Robert Jacobs (Business), Bruce Jaffee (Business), Heejoon Kang (Business), Daniel Knudsen (Geography), Joseph Miller (Business), John Odland (Geography), Maureen Pirog-Good, Brian Powell (Sociology), J.C. Randolph (Biology), Barry Rubin, Roy Shin (Emeritus)

Associate Professors
Michael McGregor (Telecommunications)

Academic Advisor
Professor David Audretsch, SPEA 201, (812) 855-6766

Ph.D. Minor in Regional Economic Development

Students in a Ph.D. program at Indiana University may select regional economic development as an outside minor.

Program Description
The minor field in Regional Economic Development provides study in the topics facing regional planners, developmental specialists, and researchers, and introduces the student to the body of knowledge in regional development. Students apply this knowledge by broadening their perspective in their major course of study or in a research agenda that incorporates regional development questions. The student is expected to have a background in both micro- and macroeconomics prior to participating in the program.

The doctoral candidate must secure an advisor from the faculty of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The minor in regional economic development requires 12 credit hours of approved courses, which must include two core courses and six hours of electives. The core curriculum consists of a topics course and a general-methodology course (if the required methodology course has been completed as requirement for the student’s major, an additional elective must be taken to fulfill the minor requirement). The topics course is V669, “Research Seminar in Regional Analysis and Planning.” This course is cross-listed as G617 “Seminar in Regional Geography.” The last two courses may come from a variety of disciplines and are subject to the approval of the student’s minor advisor. Some examples are listed below.

Required Courses

V669 Research Seminar in Regional Analysis and Planning (3 cr.) Graduate status or consent of instructor. Introduction to regional development, effects of technological and demographic change, and development strategies for regions and non-metropolitan areas. The course is cross-listed as G617 Seminar in Regional Geography.

General Departmental Methodology Courses Accepted

School of Public and Environmental Affairs
E538 Environmental Statistics (3 cr.)
V507 Data Analysis and Modeling for Public Affairs (3 cr.)

E572 Statistical Techniques in Economics II (3 cr.)

G504 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Geography (3 cr.)

Political Science
Y575 Political Data Analysis I (3 cr.)
Y576 Political Data Analysis II (3 cr.)

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