Understanding a Regional Economy

CCRD03 Core 6 ECTS
Period 3 weeks 19.10.2020 - 04.11.2020
Instructor Dr. Christa Court


This course provides a "model" of a regional economy by defining the mechanisms underlying the "demand side" and the "supply side" of the economy and exploring how these interact to shape economic activity rates in the short run as well as more complex adjustments and their impacts, such as on competitiveness and trade.


On completion of the course, a student:

  • can define and discuss economic mechanisms in a regional perspective.
  • can identify examples of supply and demand in a regional economical context, as well as examples of adjustments and their impacts.
  • has good skills in reading and writing sections of scientific papers on economical aspects of rural and remote regions and critically review and discuss basic economic subjects in an oral and written form.


Dr. Court is currently working on several multidisciplinary projects analyzing the socio-economic impacts of harmful algal blooms in Florida and measuring the economic contributions of different agricultural enterprises within the State of Florida.