A Companion to Urban Economics. Blackwell Companions to Contemporary Economics

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  • 608 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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. ThisCompanion 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.
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List of Figures viii

List of Tables xi

Notes on Contributors xiii

Preface xx

PART I URBANIZATION

1 The Micro–Empirics of Agglomeration Economies 7Stuart S. Rosenthal and William C. Strange

2 Human Capital Externalities in Cities: Identification and Policy Issues 24Gilles Duranton

3 The First Cities 40Arthur O’Sullivan

4 Cross–Country Patterns of Urban Development 55Stephen Malpezzi

PART II URBAN LAND USE

5 The Spatial Pattern of Land Use in the United States 77Elena G. Irwin and Nancy E. Bockstael

6 Monocentric Cities 96Marvin Kraus

7 Space in General Equilibrium 109Marcus Berliant and Courtney LaFountain

8 Testing for Monocentricity 128Daniel P. McMillen

PART III HOUSING AND REAL ESTATE

9 The Economic Theory of Housing Tenure Choice 145Franz Hubert

10 Housing Policy: Low–Income Households in France 159Anne Laferrère and David Le Blanc

11 Housing Demand: An International Perspective 179Miki Seko

12 Discrimination in Mortgage Lending 197Anthony M. Yezer

13 Commercial Real Estate 211David Geltner

14 Housing Price Indexes 228Bradford Case

PART IV URBAN TRANSPORTATION

15 Urban Transport Economic Theory 245Yoshitsugu Kanemoto

16 Urban Passenger Travel Demand 261André de Palma, Robin Lindsey, and Nathalie Picard

17 Urban Transportation and Land Use 281John F. McDonald

18 Urban Transport Policies: The Dutch Struggle with Market Failures and Policy Failures 292Piet Rietveld

PART V URBAN PUBLIC ECONOMICS

19 Financing Cities 311Robert P. Inman

20 Strategic Interaction among Governments 332Jan K. Brueckner

21 Property and Land Taxation 348John Douglas Wilson

22 A Theory of Municipal Corporate Governance with an Application to Land–Use Regulation 372William A. Fischel

PART VI URBAN LABOR MARKETS AND MACROECONOMICS

23 Urban Labor Markets 389Timothy J. Bartik and Randall W. Eberts

24 A Primer on Spatial Mismatch within Urban Labor Markets 404Keith R. Ihlanfeldt

25 Urban Labor Economic Theory 418Yves Zenou

26 Macroeconomic Analysis Using Regional Data: An Application to Monetary Policy 440Gerald A. Carlino and Robert H. DeFina

27 Measuring and Analyzing Urban Employment Fluctuations 460N. Edward Coulson

PART VII QUALITY OF LIFE

28 Measuring Quality of Life 483Glenn C. Blomquist

29 Air Pollution in Cities 502Matthew E. Kahn

30 Urban Crime, Race, and the Criminal Justice System in the United States 515Steven Raphael and Melissa Sills

31 Ethnic Segregation and Ghettos 536Alex Anas

Index 555

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