A Companion to Urban Economics / Edition 1

A Companion to Urban Economics / Edition 1

by Richard J. Arnott
     
 

Urban economics is a dynamic, constantly evolving subject, central to the study and practice of economics. Unique in both its rigor and international treatment, A Companion to Urban Economics provides a state-of-the-art overview of this field, communicating its intellectual richness through a diverse portfolio of authors and topics. The text provides a set

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Urban economics is a dynamic, constantly evolving subject, central to the study and practice of economics. Unique in both its rigor and international treatment, A Companion to Urban Economics provides a state-of-the-art overview of this field, communicating its intellectual richness through a diverse portfolio of authors and topics. The text provides a set of expert, conceptually interesting, and engagingly written essays that together demonstrate the spirit of modern urban economics. This Companion provides an ideal supplement to urban economic textbooks in upper-level undergraduate urban economics courses or in master's level and professional courses, and will provide students with the background needed to address advanced topics in urban economics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405106290
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/05/2006
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Contemporary Economics Series, #6
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
604
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.02(h) x 1.47(d)

Meet the Author

Richard J. Arnott is Professor of Economics at Boston College, Massachusetts. His recent research focuses on the economics of urban transportation and he is author of Alleviating Urban Traffic Congestion (with Tilmann Rave and Ronnie Schöb, 2005). He has extensive editorial experience, including serving as an editor for the journals Regional Science and Urban Economics and Journal of Economic Geography and for the books Public Economics: Selected Papers by William Vickrey (1994) and Economics for an Imperfect World: Essays in Honor of Joseph E. Stiglitz (2003).

Daniel P. McMillen is Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a member of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs. His articles have been published in such journals as Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Urban Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and Real Estate Economics. He is co-author, with John McDonald, of Urban Economics and Real Estate: Theory and Policy (Blackwell, 2007).

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Table of Contents

1The micro-empirics of agglomeration economies7
2Human capital externalities in cities : identification and policy issues24
3The first cities40
4Cross-country patterns of urban development55
5The spatial pattern of land use in the United States77
6Monocentric cities96
7Space in general equilibrium109
8Testing for monocentricity128
9The economic theory of housing tenure choice145
10Housing policy : low-income households in France159
11Housing demand : an international perspective179
12Discrimination in mortgage lending197
13Commercial real estate211
14Housing price indexes228
15Urban transport economic theory245
16Urban passenger travel demand261
17Urban transportation and land use281
18Urban transport policies : the Dutch struggle with market failures and policy failures292
19Financing cities311
20Strategic interaction among governments332
21Property and land taxation348
22A theory of municipal corporate governance with an application to land-use regulation372
23Urban labor markets389
24A primer on spatial mismatch within urban labor markets404
25Urban labor economic theory418
26Macroeconomic analysis using regional data : an application to monetary policy440
27Measuring and analyzing urban employment fluctuations460
28Measuring quality of life483
29Air pollution in cities502
30Urban crime, race, and the criminal justice system in the United States515
31Ethnic segregation and ghettos536

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