GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2014

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Courses taught by Jose Gomez-Ibanez

05203: Markets and Market Failures (SES 0520300)

Urban Planning and Design
Lecture - 4 credits
Monday Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00   Gund 111
Friday 12:00 - 1:30   Gund 124

Instructor(s)
Jose Gomez-Ibanez

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to how markets operate, the criteria for assessing their performance, and the circumstances under which they perform well or poorly. The first half of the course covers skills for predicting market behavior including supply and demand and the strategies of consumers and firms. The second half examines the rationale for government intervention in markets including problems of information, monopoly, externalities and collective or public goods. No prior exposure to economics is required and applications to urban planning are stressed. This course is also offered at the Kennedy School as API-105B.
 


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05302: Transportation Policy and Planning (at KSG) (SES 0530200)

Urban Planning and Design
Lecture - 4 credits
Tuesday Thursday 11:40 - 1:00   Belfer - Land

Instructor(s)
Jose Gomez-Ibanez

Course Description


Provides an overview of the issues involved in transportation policy and planning, as well as an introduction to the skills necessary for solving the various analytic and managerial problems that are peculiar to this area. The course is organized around seven problems: (1) analyzing the market for a service; (2) costing and pricing; (3) operations management; (4) controlling congestion and pollution; (5) transport and land use; (6) investment evaluation; and (7) the regulation of private carriers. Examples are drawn from both urban and inter-city passenger and freight transportation. One-quarter of the classes are lectures, and three-quarters are case discussions. Prerequisite: Microeconomics at the level of GSD-5203 is assumed. (Listed at HKS as SUP-651)


 


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