What is regional economic development? Who are the actors? What is the institutional and political context and what are economic development goals? These are some central questions that will be addressed in this course. It will introduce techniques for evaluating the economic structure and performance of regions, and provide understanding of the process of regional economic change in the context of globalization.
A MODUL University professional seminar is divided into three sections, allowing for maximum flexibility.
- Pre-Module phase: a two week e-learning period where participants are required to study reading material at home
- Core-Module phase: a two day seminar on MU Vienna’s campus
- Post-Module phase: a 2-4 week e-learning period where participants are required to complete a project or paper at home
Total course time is approximately one month, while the required on-campus seminar time is two days.
Dr. Harvey Goldstein joined MODUL University Vienna
in August 2008 as Professor and Director of the Program in Public Governance
and Management. Professor Goldstein spent the previous 26 years in the U.S. on
the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of
City and Regional Planning, where he directed the department’s Ph.D. program
for 15 years. He has also served on the faculty of Columbia University, and as
a Guest Professor in the 1980s and a Fulbright Senior Scholar in 2000 at the
Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.
Professor Goldstein’s principal research and teaching interests include regional and local economic development planning and management, the role of knowledge-based institutions in the governance and development of regions, research and evaluation methods, and research design. He has also done extensive work in the area of regional labor market analysis and economic forecasting. Professor Goldstein has served as a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme, the International Labor Affairs Bureau of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and a number of state and local government organizations in the U.S. Goldstein earned a Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering) from Columbia University, M.A. (Regional Science), M.C.P. and Ph.D. (City and Regional Planning) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.