Urban Economics / Edition 7

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Overview

The Seventh Edition of Urban Economics lies at the intersection of geography and economics. Dynamic maps, new to this edition, bring urban economic statistics alive for students. Highlights in the new edition include treatment of: why cities exist and what causes them to grow or shrink; the market forces that shape cities and the role of; government in the urban economy; the urban transportation system; the causes of urban crime and its spatial consequences; and the unique features of the housing market and the effects of government housing policies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073375786
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 9/9/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction and Axioms of Urban Economics 1

Pt. I Market Forces in the Development of Cities 15

Ch. 2 Why Do Cities Exist? 17

Ch. 3 Why Do Firms Cluster? 43

Ch. 4 City Size 68

Ch. 5 Urban Growth 90

Pt. II Land Rent and Land-Use Patterns 119

Ch. 6 Urban Land Rent 121

Ch. 7 Land-Use Patterns 155

Ch. 8 Neighborhood Choice 196

Ch. 9 Zoning and Growth Controls 226

Pt. III Urban Transportation 249

Ch. 10 Externalities from Autos 251

Ch. 11 Mass Transit 283

Pt. IV Urban Crime 307

Ch. 12 Crime 309

Pt. V Housing 337

Ch. 13 Why Is Housing Different? 339

Ch. 14 Housing Policy 358

Pt. VI Local Government 381

Ch. 15 The Role of Local Government 383

Ch. 16 Local Government Revenue 403

App Tools of Microeconomics 429

Index 453

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