Slides, video lectures and syllabus from the Harvard introductory course "Using Big Data Solve Economic and Social Problems" which gets students using statistical science to examine topics such as equality of opportunity, education, health, the environment, and criminal justice. There are also handouts and files from four empirical projects that constitute the course.
Lecture Slides in Regional and Urban Economics
This is an archive of over 100 graphics constructed by the ONS, free to use under the Open Government Licence. Each focuses on making a few headline statistics or trends visible and colourful. Economic themes include the economic health of regions of the UK; trade statistics; the labour market; taxation; benefits; house prices. Social trends are also addressed by some of the graphics.
While most are drawn from data for a recent year, a few give a very long-term view, for example "170 years of industrial change across England and Wales" and "A Century of Home Ownership and Renting in England and Wales";
This webpage supports a textbook on regional and urban economics. The site features chapter by chapter PowerPoint lectures and related Internet links, as well as the syllabus of the course on the book as taught by the author in 2007. Two sample chapters and links to regional economic data are also available. Topics covered by the book include agglomeration economies, growth controls, smart growth, and zoning, core-periphery models and supply-based regional growth analysis.