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:: Competition ::
 | Post date: 2018/07/1 | 

International Competition of Urban Economy
Iran Urban Economics Scientific Association (IUESA) intends to hold an international competition on urban economics. It is hereby invited all enthusiasts to participate in this competition. The competition will be held from February 9, 2018 to March 11, 2018, awards will be awarded to top performers. Please send your answer sheets to the following email address:  info@iuea.ir

 

  1. Which metropolis has the world largest urban economy?
  1. New York              b. London                   c. Tokyo                      d. Paris
  1. Roughly, how many percent of the world’s GDP is related to cities?
      a.70                             b. 50                            c. 90                            d. 45
  1. Approximately, how much investment does the urban infrastructure economy need by 2030?
  1. 20 to 30 trillion USD                     c. 30 to 35 trillion USD
  2. 40 to 50 trillion USD                     d. 57 to 67 trillion USD
  1. Currently, how many journeys are done by public transportation in the world annually?
  1. 10 billion                                        c. 14 billion
  2. 18 billion                                        d. 24 billion
  1. Which country has the highest public transport per capita in the world?
  1. Japan                      b. China                       c. Switzerland d. Netherlands
  1. What is the main source of income in municipalities in European cities?
  1. Central government transfers                     c. Dues
  2. The cost of services                                    d. Rental of premises and equipment
  1. In 2016, it has grown 3 percent in GDP and generated 6 million jobs. In 2017, the industry accounted for $ 7.6 trillion, i.e. 10% of the world’s gross domestic product. Which economic sector is related to the information?
  1. ICT             b. Tourism                   c. Energy                     d. Automobile
  1. How many unemployed and number of vulnerable businesses are in the world?
  1. 100 million unemployed and 1 billion vulnerable businesses
  2. 140 million unemployed and 1.2 billion vulnerable businesses
  3. 200 million unemployed and one billion vulnerable businesses
  4. 200 million unemployed and 1.4 billion vulnerable businesses
  1. Which is the leading smart city in Asia?
  1. Shanghai                 b. Seoul                       c. Bangalore                d. Tokyo
  1. Which of the following is not urban economist?
  1. Edwin Mills                        b. Edward Glaeser  c. Masahisa Fujita d. Richard Florida
  1. Which of the following is a milestone in the direction of the evolution of the smart city?
  1. The approval of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997
  2. Internet surfacing in 2000
  3. The Planet Intelligent Design Plan in 2008
  4. All of the above
  1. Which of the following cities is not part of the 10 world-lowest cities in terms of livability?
  1. Kiev                                    b. Harare                     c. Karachi                    d. Tehran
  1. In terms of urban resilience index, in 2017, which country has the first three world cities?
  1. U.S.A.                    b. Netherlands             c. Canada                    d. Australia
  1. This sector is the most important urban use and has relationships with more than three hundred industries.  If there is a crisis in it, it will find its effect for 5 years and will lead to 8% GDP decline. Which of the following sections is related to the above information?
  1. Transportation and communications                      c. Housing
  2. Business use                                                                       d. Education
  1. Which thinker attributes to the foundation of urban economics theory?
  1. Johann Heinrich von Thünen                                 c. Walter Christaller
  2. Walter Isard                                                                       d. William Alonso
 
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