Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs: 2005

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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.

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•Growth of Medium-Size Cities in China Vernon Henderson (Brown University)

• The Effects on Driving Patterns, Commuting Times, and Air Quality of New Public Projects to Expand Urban Rail Transit Matthew Kahn (Tufts University) and Nathaniel ...

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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.

Tentative contents include:

•Growth of Medium-Size Cities in China Vernon Henderson (Brown University)

• The Effects on Driving Patterns, Commuting Times, and Air Quality of New Public Projects to Expand Urban Rail Transit Matthew Kahn (Tufts University) and Nathaniel Baum-Snow (University of Chicago)

• State Fiscal Constraints and Higher Education Spending Peter Orszag (Brookings) and Thomas Kane (UCLA)

• Looking Back to Look Forward: What Can We Learn from Philadelphia's 350 Year History? Joseph Gyourko (University of Pennsylvania)

• The Effect of California's Proposition 13 on Mobility Nada Wasi and Michelle White (University of California, San Diego)

•Metropolitan Migration in the U.S.: The Impact of Immigrant Minorities, Blacks, and Seniors William Frey (University of Michigan) and Kao-Lee Liaw (McMaster University)

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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

Looking back to look forward : learning from Philadelphia's 350 years of urban development 1
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Property tax limitations and mobility : lock-in effect of California's Proposition 13 59
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Higher education appropriations and public universities : role of Medicaid and the business cycle 99
Comments 128
Effects of urban rail transit expansions : evidence from sixteen cities, 1970-2000 147
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Migration within the United States : role of race-ethnicity 207
Comments 249
Growth of China's medium-size cities 263
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