Urban Economics

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-09-09
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
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"The Seventh Edition of Urban Economics lies at the intersection of geography and economics. Dynamic maps, new to this edition, bring urban economic statistics alive for students. Highlights in the new edition include treatment of: why cities exist and what causes them to grow or shrink; the market forces that shape cities and the role of; government in the urban economy; the urban transportation system; the causes of urban crime and its spatial consequences; and the unique features of the housing market and the effects of government housing policies."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Arthur O'Sullivan is a professor of economics at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Market Forces in the Development of Cities
Why Do Cities Exist?
Why Do Firms Cluster?
City Size
Urban Growth
Land Rent and Land-Use Patterns
Urban Land Rent
Land-Use Patterns
Neighborhood Choice
Zoning and Growth Controls
Urban Transportation
Externalities from Autos
Mass Transit
Urban Crime
Why is Housing Different?
Housing Policy
Local Government
The Role of Local Government
Local Government Revenue
Tools of Microeconomics
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