Urban Economics

Urban Economics

8th Edition

By Arthur O'Sullivan

  • Copyright: 2012

  • Publication Date: Oct 26 2011

  • ISBN 10: 0073511471

  • ISBN 13: 9780073511474

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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 prov

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.

  • Language: English

  • Imprint: Irwin/McGraw-Hill

  • Dimension: 7.5 x 9.4

  • Page Count: 528

New Features

  • New Chapter 12 on Urban Education examines how policies impact quality of education and how education quality impacts poverty and crime.
  • Thoroughly Revised Chapter 11 on Mass Transit incorporates the most recent developments in theory, empirical results, and practice.
  • New Material on Education and Innovation Cities in Chapter 2 discusses how knowledge spilover helps cities become centers of innovation.

Key Features

  • Axioms of Urban Economics Introduced in Chapter 2 provide the foundation for the economic analysis throughout the book.
  • GIS-Generated Maps allow visualization of the features of the urban economy.
  • End-of-Chapter Exercises give students the opportunity to test their mastery of the material and extend the analysis.
  • User-friendly Microeconomics Appendix gives students the opportunity to review the relevant material in a just-in-time fashion.

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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:

Table of Contents

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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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About the Authors

Arthur O'Sullivan