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University of Toronto Mississauga
Department of Geography Spring 2017

GGR 209H5F Economic Geography

 

Instructor: Pierre Desrochers

 

 Lectures: Tuesday 15:00-17:00

 

 Phone: (905) 828-5206

Office: Davis Building, room 3273

 

 Lecture room: IB 150

 

 E-mail: pierre.desrochers@utoronto.ca

 

GGR 209H5F - Primary Syllabus and Mandatory Readings

Primary Syllabus and Mandatory Readings

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Lecture 1 (Jan. 3): Introduction
> Lectures 2 and 3 (Jan. 10 and 17): Markets in Place, Space and Time
> Lectures 4 and 5 (Jan. 24 and 31): Business and Labour
> Lecture 6 (Feb. 7): Term Test Questions
> Lecture 7 (Feb. 14): Government and NGOs
> Lecture 8 (Feb. 28): Cities
> Lecture 9 (March 7): Energy and Mineral Resources
> Lecture 10 (March 14): Agriculture
> Lecture 11 (March 21): Manufacturing, Services
> Lecture 12 (March 28): Transportation and Communication Networks, Consumption

 

LECTURE 1: Introduction 

Suggested readings
 

Aoyama, Yuko, James T. Murphy and Susan Hanson. 2013. "Introduction" In Yuko Aoyama et al. Key Concepts in Economic Geography, Sage, pp. 1-12.

Maxmen, Amy. 2016. "The Myth Buster: Hans Rosling is on a Mission to Save the World from Preconceived Ideas." Nature 540 (7633) : 330-333.
 

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LECTURES 2 & 3: Markets in Place, Space & Time

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Munger, Michael. 2015. "Comparative Advantage: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed." Fee.org (December 28).
 
Horwitz, Steven. 2015. "The Nightmare of Living in the Past." Fee.org (October 20).
 
McCloskey, Deirdre. N. 2016. "Growth, Not Forced Equality, Saves the Poor." New York Times (December 23).
 

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LECTURES 4 & 5: Business and Labour 

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LECTURE 6: TERM TEST

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LECTURE 7: Government and NGOs 

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LECTURE 8: Cities

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LECTURE 9: Energy and Mineral Resources

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LECTURE 10: Agriculture

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LECTURE 11: Manufacturing, Services

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LECTURE 12: Transportation and Communication Networks, Consumption

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Final Exam: TBA

 

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