Geography 207 Economic Geography. Professor William B. Beyers Teaching Assistant: Derik Andreoli What is economic geography? What are its roots, and to what is it related? What are the goals for this course? What are the class requirements? What are the day-to-day mechanics?.
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Professor William B. Beyers
Teaching Assistant: Derik Andreoli
What is economic geography?
What are its roots, and to what is it related?
What are the goals for this course?
What are the class requirements?
What are the day-to-day mechanics?
Why locating businesses properly helps guarantee profitability
Why land use patterns arise in cities
Why regional economies grow or decline
How large, global corporations are reshaping the geography of production
How industrial systems are being reshaped by the information revolution
Why geography matters in economics!!
Production, Distribution, and Consumption
--Description of location, and explanation
Site and situation
1. PRIMARY ACTIVITIES
agriculture, resource extraction, hunting,
fishing, and gathering
2. SECONDARY ACTIVITIES
3. TERTIARY ACTIVITIES
4. QUATERNARY ACTIVITIES
information services, research
GOVERNMENTAL AND INSTITUTIONAL
Economic Location Theory
-- Figure 1.6 puts Figure 1.3 into space (place)
Research design: nomothetic, ideographic, behavioral: Impacts, policy, applied geography
Point Distribution - Tentative
Exam 1 and Exam 2: 100 points each
Final Exam: 150 points
Research Exercises - 35 points each
Class Median = UW Undergraduate Median = 3.1