Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444509673, 9780080495125

Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Volume 4

1st Edition

Cities and Geography

Editors: V. Henderson J.F. Thisse
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444509673
eBook ISBN: 9780080495125
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 21st July 2004
Page Count: 1082
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Table of Contents

Part I. Cities and urban systems: from theory to facts.

  1. Micro-foundations of urban agglomeration economies (G. Duranton, D. Puga).
  2. Evidence on the nature and sources of agglomeration economies (S. Rosenthal, W. Strange).
  3. Neighborhood effects (S. Durlauf).
  4. Human capital externalities in cities (E. Moretti ).
  5. Theories of systems of cities (H. Abdel-Rahman, A. Anas).
  6. Evolution of city size distributions (X. Gabaix, Y. Ioannides).

Part II. The design of local governments and policies

  1. Urban political economics (R. Helsley).
  2. Fiscal decentralization (D. Epple, T. Nechyba).
  3. Sprawl and urban growth (E. Glaeser, M. Kahn).
  4. Factor mobility and redistribution (H. Cremer, P. Pestieau).

Part III. Economic geography and the geography of modern economies

  1. Agglomeration and economic geography (G. Ottaviano, J.-F. Thisse).
  2. The empirics of agglomeration and trade (K. Head, T. Mayer).
  3. Agglomeration and regional growth (R. Baldwin, P. Martin).
  4. Knowledge spillovers and the geography of innovation (D. Audretsch, M. Feldman).
  5. Regional (di) convergence (S. Magrini).
  6. Spatial distribution of economic activities in North America (T. Holmes, J. Stevens).
  7. The Spatial distribution of economic activities in the European Union (P.-P. Combes, H. Overman).
  8. Spatial distribution of economic activities in Japan and China (M. Fujite, T. Mori, J. Henderson, Y. Kanemoto).

Part IV. The long-run view on cities and geography

  1. Historical perspectives on US economic geography (S. Kim, R. Margo).
  2. The Historical geography of European cities: An interpretive essay (P. Hohenberg).

Description

Part I. Cities and urban systems: from theory to facts.

  1. Micro-foundations of urban agglomeration economies (G. Duranton, D. Puga).
  2. Evidence on the nature and sources of agglomeration economies (S. Rosenthal, W. Strange).
  3. Neighborhood effects (S. Durlauf).
  4. Human capital externalities in cities (E. Moretti ).
  5. Theories of systems of cities (H. Abdel-Rahman, A. Anas).
  6. Evolution of city size distributions (X. Gabaix, Y. Ioannides).

Part II. The design of local governments and policies

  1. Urban political economics (R. Helsley).
  2. Fiscal decentralization (D. Epple, T. Nechyba).
  3. Sprawl and urban growth (E. Glaeser, M. Kahn).
  4. Factor mobility and redistribution (H. Cremer, P. Pestieau).

Part III. Economic geography and the geography of modern economies

  1. Agglomeration and economic geography (G. Ottaviano, J.-F. Thisse).
  2. The empirics of agglomeration and trade (K. Head, T. Mayer).
  3. Agglomeration and regional growth (R. Baldwin, P. Martin).
  4. Knowledge spillovers and the geography of innovation (D. Audretsch, M. Feldman).
  5. Regional (di) convergence (S. Magrini).
  6. Spatial distribution of economic activities in North America (T. Holmes, J. Stevens).
  7. The Spatial distribution of economic activities in the European Union (P.-P. Combes, H. Overman).
  8. Spatial distribution of economic activities in Japan and China (M. Fujite, T. Mori, J. Henderson, Y. Kanemoto).

Part IV. The long-run view on cities and geography

  1. Historical perspectives on US economic geography (S. Kim, R. Margo).
  2. The Historical geography of European cities: An interpretive essay (P. Hohenberg).

Details

No. of pages:
1082
Language:
English
Copyright:
© North Holland 2004
Published:
Imprint:
North Holland
eBook ISBN:
9780080495125
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444509673

Reviews

@qu:"The fourth volume of a handbook that provides comprehensive and accessible surveys of topics in regional and urban economics contains twenty papers that focus on cities and geography". @source: Journal of Economic Literature, 2005. @qu: "The contributors to the handbook are to be congratulated for making the insights from rigorous economic analysis accessible to people outside their fields. ...The handbook authors have translated and synthesized a huge volume of specialized economics research, transforming the suitably cryptic into the artfully transparent. @source: Journal of Economic Geography, 2006.


About the Editors

V. Henderson Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

J.F. Thisse Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Universitè Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium