Prof. Wheaton provides lecture notes
that expand upon the material in the course textbook, which he co-authored. Some of the assignments
challenge students to solve problems using computer or data files.
This course, offered by the MIT Center for Real Estate, focuses on developing an understanding of the macroeconomic factors that shape and influence markets for real property. We will develop the theory of land markets and locational choice. The material covered includes studies of changing economic activities, demographic trends, transportation and local government behavior as they affect real estate.
File decompression software, such as Winzip® or StuffIt®, is required to open the .zip files found on this course site. Microsoft® Excel software is recommended for viewing the .xls files found on this course site. The .exe files found on this course site are executable programs.