Urban Economics

ISBN-10: 0073375780
ISBN-13: 9780073375786
Edition: 7th 2009
List price: $235.00
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Description: The Seventh edition of Urban Economics continues to be the market leading textbook due to its thorough content and concise writing style. The new edition continues to cover urban economics as the discipline that lies at the intersection of geography  More...

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Book details

List price: $235.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 9/9/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

The Seventh edition of Urban Economics continues to be the market leading textbook due to its thorough content and concise writing style. The new edition continues to cover urban economics as the discipline that lies at the intersection of geography and economics. Urban Economics incorporates the remarkable progress in the field of urban economics from the last fifteen years. It also explores the location decisions of utility-maximizing households and profit-maximizing firms, and it shows how these decisions cause the formation of cities of different size and shape. ..The framework of this edition continues to be divided into six sections: .-Part I explains why cities exist and what causes hem to grow or shrink .-Part II examines the market forces that shape cities and the role of government in determining land-use patterns .-Part III looks at the urban transportation system .-Part IV uses a model of the rational criminal to explore the causes of urban crime and its spatial consequences .-Part V explains the unique features of the housing market and examines the effects of government housing policies .-Part VI explains the rationale for our fragmented system of local government and explores the responses of local governments to intergovernmental grants and the responses of taxpayers to local taxes. .

Market Forces in the Development of Cities
Why Do Cities Exist?
Why Do Firms Cluster?
City Size
Urban Growth
Land Rent and Land-Use Patterns
Urban Land Rent
Land-Use Patterns
Neighborhood Choice
Zoning and Growth Controls
Urban Transportation
Externalities from Autos
Mass Transit
Urban Crime
Crime
Housing
Why is Housing Different?
Housing Policy
Local Government
The Role of Local Government
Local Government Revenue
Tools of Microeconomics

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