Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs

Overview

Designed to reach a wide audience of scholars and policymakers, the Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs is an annual series that serves as a forum for cutting-edge, accessible research on urban policy. The editors seek to integrate broader research into the urban policy discussion by bringing urban studies scholars together with economists and researchers studying subjects with important urban implications.

Tentative contents include:

• Did the Rust Belt Become Shiny? A ...

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Overview

Designed to reach a wide audience of scholars and policymakers, the Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs is an annual series that serves as a forum for cutting-edge, accessible research on urban policy. The editors seek to integrate broader research into the urban policy discussion by bringing urban studies scholars together with economists and researchers studying subjects with important urban implications.

Tentative contents include:

• Did the Rust Belt Become Shiny? A Study of Cities and Counties that Lost Steel and Auto Jobs in the 1980s

James Feyrer, Bruce Sacerdote, and Ariel Dora Stern (Dartmouth College)

• Government-Sponsored Enterprises and Resource Allocation: with Some Implications for Urban Economies

Robert Van Order (University of Michigan)

• Home Subsidies and Homeowners: What Role for Government Sponsored Enterprises?

Dwight Jaffee and John M. Quigley (University of California—Berkeley)

• GSE Loan Purchases, the FHA, and Housing Outcomes in Targeted, Low-Income Neighborhoods

Xudong An, Raphael Bostic,Yongheng Deng, and Stuart Gabriel (University of Southern California)

• The Impact of Business Improvement Districts on Property Values: Evidence from New York City

Ingrid Gould Ellen, Amy Ellen Schwartz, and Ioan Voicu (New York University)

• The Impacts of Terrorism on Urban Form

S. Brock Blomberg (Claremont-McKenna College) and Stephen Sheppard (Williams College)

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Editorial Reviews

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"The clear thinking displayed in these papers is required to confront the social policy challenges of our complex and changing metropolitan areas." —William Julius Wilson, Harvard University

"One of the most exciting developments in years....This journal will set the tone for urban economics for the coming decades. It will play a major role not only in academia, but also in ensuring that we have better urban economic policy." —George Akerlof, University of California - Berkeley, Nobel Prize laureate

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Product Details

Meet the Author

Gary Burtless is the John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. Janet Rothenberg Pack is professor of business and public policy and real estate at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Editors' Summary ix

Job Decentralization and Residential Location Leah Platt Boustan Robert A. Margo 1

Comments Edward Glaeser Janice F. Madden 21

Subprime Mortgage Pricing: The Impact of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender on the Cost of Borrowing Andrew Haughwout Christopher Mayer Joseph Tracy 33

Comment Dwight M. Jaffee Tomasz Piskorski 57

What Explains the Quantity and Quality of Local Inventive Activity? Gerald Carlino Robert Hunt 65

Comments Gilles Duranton Bruce A. Weinberg 110

Urban Sprawl in Europe Eleonora Patacchini Yves Zenou 125

Comments J. Vernon Henderson Dennis Epple 143

Connecting Lagging and Leading Regions: The Role of Labor Mobility Somik V. Lall Christopher Timmins Shouyue Yu 151

Comments Alex Anas Jan K. Brueckner 167

A Reconsideration of the NAS Rule from an Industrial Agglomeration Perspective Tomoya Mori Tony E. Smith 175

Comments Yannis M. Ioannides John M. Quigley 206

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