A Companion to Urban Economics / Edition 1

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Overview

Unique in both its rigor and international treatment. A Companion to Urban Economics provides a state-of-the-art overview of this dynamic, constantly evolving field. The text features a set of expert and engagingly written essays that together demonstrate the intellectual richness of modern urban economics. This Companion provides an ideal supplement to textbooks in upper-level undergraduate urban economics courses or in Masters level and professional courses, and will provide students with the background needed to address advanced topics in urban economics.

Urban Economics and Real Estate: Theory and Policy By John F. McDonald and Daniel P. McMillen "This book is a winner. Its skilful blend of real estate, urban microeconomics, and urban growth will meet the needs of nearly every urban economics course." Edward Coulson, Pennsylvania State University

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“Provides a broader and more accessible summary of the stateof economists’ knowledge about cities...succeeds marvelouslyin its stated task of providing a fascinating set of essays...anenjoyable book that is a significant contribution to thefield.”
Journal of Regional Science
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Meet the Author

Richard J. Arnott is Professor of Economics at BostonCollege, Massachusetts. His recent research focuses on theeconomics of urban transportation and he is author ofAlleviating Urban Traffic Congestion (with Tilmann Rave andRonnie Schöb, 2005). He has extensive editorial experience,including serving as an editor for the journals Regional Scienceand Urban Economics and Journal of Economic Geographyand for the books Public Economics: Selected Papers by WilliamVickrey (1994) and Economics for an Imperfect World: Essaysin Honor of Joseph E. Stiglitz (2003).

Daniel P. McMillen is Professor of Economics at theUniversity of Illinois at Chicago, and a member of the Institute ofGovernment and Public Affairs. His articles have been published insuch journals as Review of Economics and Statistics,Journal of Urban Economics, Regional Science and UrbanEconomics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics,and Real Estate Economics. He is co-author, with JohnMcDonald, of Urban Economics and Real Estate: Theory andPolicy (Blackwell, 2007).

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Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

List of Contributors.

Preface.

Part I: Urbanization:.

1. The Micro-Empirics of Agglomeration Economies: Stuart S.Rosenthal (Syracuse University) and William C. Strange (Universityof Toronto).

2. Human Capital Externalities in Cities: Identification andPolicy Issues:.

Gilles Duranton (University of Toronto).

3. The First Cities: Arthur O’Sullivan (Lewis & ClarkCollege).

4. Cross-Country Patterns of Urban Development: Stephen Malpezzi(University of Wisconsin-Madison).

Part II: Urban Land Use:.

5. The Spatial Pattern of Land Use in the United States: ElenaG. Irwin (Ohio State University) and Nancy E. Bockstael (Universityof Maryland).

6. Monocentric Cities: Marvin Kraus (Boston College).

7. Space in General Equilibrium: Marcus Berliant (WashingtonUniversity) and Courtney LaFountain (University of Texas).

8. Testing for Monocentricity: Daniel P. McMillen (University ofIllinois).

Part III: Housing and Real Estate:.

9. The Economic Theory of Housing Tenure Choice: Franz Hubert(Humboldt University).

10. Housing Policy: Low-Income Households in France: AnneLaferrère (INSEE) and David Le Blanc (World Bank).

11. Housing Demand: An International Perspective: Miki Seko(Keio University).

12. Discrimination in Mortgage Lending: Anthony M. Yezer (TheGeorge Washington University).

13. Commercial Real Estate: David Geltner (MassachusettsInstitute of Technology).

14. Housing Price Indexes: Bradford Case (Federal ReserveBoard).

Part IV: Urban Transportation:.

15. Urban Transport Economic Theory: Yoshitsugu Kanemoto(University of Tokyo).

16. Urban Passenger Travel Demand: André de Palma(Université de Cergy-Pontoise), Robin Lindsey (University ofAlberta), and Nathalie Picard (Université deCergy-Pontoise).

17. Urban Transportation and Land Use: John F. McDonald(University of Illinois).

18. Urban Transport Policies: The Dutch Struggle with MarketFailures and Policy Failures: Piet Rietveld (Vrije UniversiteitAmsterdam).

Part V: Urban Public Economics:.

19. Financing Cities: Robert P. Inman (University ofPennsylvania).

20. Strategic Interaction among Governments: Jan K. Brueckner(University of California, Irvine).

21. Property and Land Taxation: John Douglas Wilson (MichiganState University).

22. A Theory of Municipal Corporate Governance with anApplication to Land-Use Regulation: William A. Fischel (DartmouthCollege).

Part VI: Urban Labor Markets and Macroeconomics:.

23. Urban Labor Markets: Timothy J. Bartik (W. E. UpjohnInstitute) and Randall W. Eberts (W. E. Upjohn Institute).

24. A Primer on Spatial Mismatch within Urban Labor Markets:Keith R. Ihlanfeldt (Florida State University).

25. Urban Labor Economic Theory: Yves Zenou (Research Instituteof Industrial Economics, Stockholm).

26. Macroeconomic Analysis Using Regional Data: An Applicationto Monetary Policy: Gerald A. Carlino (Federal Reserve Bank ofPhiladelphia) and Robert H. DeFina (Villanova University).

27. Measuring and Analyzing Urban Employment Fluctuations: N.Edward Coulson (Pennsylvania State University).

Part VII: Quality of Life:.

28. Measuring Quality of Life: Glenn C. Blomquist (University ofKentucky).

29. Air Pollution in Cities: Matthew E. Kahn (TuftsUniversity).

30. Urban Crime, Race, and the Criminal Justice System in theUnited States: Stephen Raphael (University of California, Berkeley)and Melissa Sills (University of California, Berkeley).

31. Ethnic Segregation and Ghettos: Alex Anas (State Universityof New York).

Index

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