Urban Economics / Edition 8

Urban Economics / Edition 8

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by Arthur O'Sullivan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073511471

ISBN-13: 9780073511474

Pub. Date: 10/26/2011

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

Over the course of two decades, Urban Economics has achieved a worldwide audience, and has been translated into Chinese, Greek, Russia, and Korean. Like the seven previous editions, this edition provides a clear and concise presentation of the economic forces that:

(a) cause the development of cities;

(b) determine the spatial form of cities;

(c) cause

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Overview

Over the course of two decades, Urban Economics has achieved a worldwide audience, and has been translated into Chinese, Greek, Russia, and Korean. Like the seven previous editions, this edition provides a clear and concise presentation of the economic forces that:

(a) cause the development of cities;

(b) determine the spatial form of cities;

(c) cause urban economies to grow or shrink;

(d) generate urban problems such as poverty, crime, and congestion;

(e) make the market for urban housing unique; and

(f) shape the tax and spending policies of local government.

In addition to developing the basic concepts of urban economics, the book uses economic analysis to evaluate the merits of policies designed to address our most vexing urban problems.

The text is designed for use in undergraduate courses in urban economics and urban affairs. It could also be used for graduate courses in urban planning, public policy, and public administration. All of the economic concepts used in the book are covered in the typical intermediate microeconomics course, so students who have completed such a course will be able to move through the book at a rapid pace.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073511474
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
10/26/2011
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
441,596
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface


Chapter 1: Introduction and Axioms of Urban Economics


Part I: Market Forces in the Development of Cities


Chapter 2: Why Do Cities Exist?


Chapter 3: Why Do Firms Cluster?


Chapter 4: City Size


Chapter 5: Urban Growth

Part II: Land Rent and Land-Use Patterns


Chapter 6: Urban Land Rent


Chapter 7: Land-Use Patterns


Chapter 8: Neighborhood Choice


Chapter 9: Zoning and Growth Controls

Part III: Urban Transportation


Chapter 10: Autos and Highways


Chapter 11: Urban Transit

Part IV: Education and Crime in Cities


Chapter 12: Education


Chapter 13: Crime

Part V: Housing


Chapter 14: Why is Housing Different?


Chapter 15: Housing Policy

Part VI: Local Government


Chapter 16: The Role of Local Government


Chapter 17: Local Government Revenue

Appendix: Tools of Microeconomics


Index

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