Urban Economics

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/26/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Over the course of two decades, Urban Economics has achieved a worldwide audience, and has been translated into Chinese, Greek, Russia, and Korean. Like the seven previous editions, this edition provides a clear and concise presentation of the economic forces that:(a) cause the development of cities;(b) determine the spatial form of cities;(c) cause urban economies to grow or shrink;(d) generate urban problems such as poverty, crime, and congestion;(e) make the market for urban housing unique; and(f) shape the tax and spending policies of local government.In addition to developing the basic concepts of urban economics, the book uses economic analysis to evaluate the merits of policies designed to address our most vexing urban problems. The text is designed for use in undergraduate courses in urban economics andurban affairs. It could also be used for graduate courses in urban planning, publicpolicy, and public administration. All of the economic concepts used in the book arecovered in the typical intermediate microeconomics course, so students who havecompleted such a course will be able to move through the book at a rapid pace.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction and Axioms of Urban Economics

Part I: Market Forces in the Development of Cities

Chapter 2: Why Do Cities Exist?

Chapter 3: Why Do Firms Cluster?

Chapter 4: City Size

Chapter 5: Urban Growth

Part II: Land Rent and Land-Use Patterns

Chapter 6: Urban Land Rent

Chapter 7: Land-Use Patterns

Chapter 8: Neighborhood Choice

Chapter 9: Zoning and Growth Controls

Part III: Urban Transportation

Chapter 10: Autos and Highways

Chapter 11: Urban Transit

Part IV: Education and Crime in Cities

Chapter 12: Education

Chapter 13: Crime

Part V: Housing

Chapter 14: Why is Housing Different?

Chapter 15: Housing Policy

Part VI: Local Government

Chapter 16: The Role of Local Government

Chapter 17: Local Government Revenue

Appendix: Tools of Microeconomics


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