Recent Developments in Urban and Regional Economics

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These 28 articles, all published in the last dozen years, address contributors' research in spatial economics. Topics of articles on theoretical and empirical analyses of city structure include the "stochastic" city, why central Paris is rich and central Detroit is poor, wage gradients, urban sprawl, and the role of the suburbs. Topics on systems of cities include diversity and specialization and the influence of the "power couple." Those on the empirical side of agglomeration and growth include studies of various countries and regions. Four articles introduce the new economic geography, and the four articles on public finance and policy describe local as well as federal issues. Articles are reproduced in their original format. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 The stochastic city 3
2 Communication technologies and spatial organization of multi-unit firms in metropolitan areas 20
3 Why is Central Paris rich and downtown Detroit poor? : an amenity-based theory 55
4 Human capital, inequality, and growth : a local perspective 72
5 The monocentric model and employment location 85
6 Intraurban wage gradients : evidence by race, gender, occupational class, and sector 104
7 Causality in the suburbanization of population and employment 126
8 On the price of land and the value of amenities 140
9 Urban sprawl : diagnosis and remedies 161
10 Diversity and specialisation in cities : why, where and when does it matter? 175
11 Political economy of city sizes and formation 198
12 Trade and circuses : explaining urban giants 230
13 Power couples : changes in the locational choice of the college educated, 1940-1990 263
14 Productivity and the density of economic activity 295
15 Industrial concentration and regional growth : evidence from the prefectures 312
16 Economic structure and local growth : France, 1984-1993 318
17 Agglomeration and the location of innovative activity 345
18 Convergence across countries and regions : theory and empirics 357
19 Twin peaks : growth and convergence in models of distribution dynamics 378
20 US regional income convergence : a spatial econometric perspective 389
21 Increasing returns and economic geography 405
22 Of hype and hyperbolas : introducing the new economic geography 422
23 Localization economies, vertical organization, and trade 448
24 Economic geography and regional production structure : an empirical investigation 461
25 An essay on fiscal federalism 493
26 Decentralizing public services : what can we learn from the theory of the firm? 523
27 The structure of local public finance and the quality of life 547
28 Infrastructure investment : a review essay 580
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