Introduction to Urban Economics

Introduction to Urban Economics

1st Edition - January 1, 1974

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  • Author: Douglas M. Brown
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483263298

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Introduction to Urban Economics offers a complete and self-contained coverage of urban economics. This book analyzes the economic rationale and growth and development of cities, theory and empirical analysis of urban markets, and problems and policies of urban economies. This text is divided into inter- and intra-urban analysis. Discussions on inter-urban analysis comprise Chapters 1 to 3 that include an introduction to urban economics, economic history of urban areas, and economics of urban growth. The rest of the chapters that cover intra-urban analysis describe the theories of urban markets, empirical tests of the theories, and implications of the empirical findings for policy decisions. This publication is valuable to students with a background in economic principles.

Table of Contents


  • Preface

    1 Introduction

    I. The Nature and Function of Cities

    II. What is Urban Economics?

    III. About This Book

    Suggested Readings

    2 An Economic History of Urban Areas

    I. Introduction

    II. Models of Urban Development

    III. Urbanization from the Beginning to the American Colonial Period

    IV. U.S. Urban Growth and Development: 1625-1940

    V. Summary

    Suggested Readings

    References

    3 The Economics of Urban Growth

    I. Introduction

    II. The Rudiments of Location Analysis

    III. Models of Urban Growth

    IV. The Frontiers of Urban Growth

    V. Summary

    Suggested Readings

    References

    4 The Economics of Intraurban Location Decisions

    I. Introduction

    II. The Basic Determinants of Intraurban Location Decisions at the Firm Level

    III. Models of Intraurban Location Decisions

    Suggested Readings

    References

    5 Land Use

    I. Introduction

    II. General Urban Land-Use Models

    III. The Determinants of Specific Land Uses

    IV. Changes in Land Uses

    V. Land Use Policy

    VI. Summary

    Suggested Readings

    References

    6 Housing

    I. Introduction

    II. Housing Markets

    III. Housing-Market Imperfections and Their Impacts

    IV. Housing Policy

    V. Summary

    Suggested Readings

    References

    7 Urban Transportation

    I. Introduction

    II. Transportation Markets

    III. Short-Run Supply Considerations

    IV. Long-Run Supply Considerations

    V. Transport Problems and Policies

    VI. Summary

    Suggested Readings

    References

    8 The Urban Public Sector

    I. Introduction

    II. The Rationale for and Market of the Local Public Sector

    III. The Functional Roles of Local Governments

    IV. Problems of Urban Governments

    V. Summary

    Suggested Readings

    References

    9 Urban Poverty: Problems and Policies

    I. Measures of Urban Poverty

    II. The Nature of Urban Poverty

    III. The Causes of Poverty

    IV. Urban Poverty Policy

    V. Summary

    Suggested Readings

    References

    10 The Urban Environment

    I. Introduction

    II. Environmental Pollution

    III. Urban Crime

    Suggested Readings

    References

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 314
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1974
  • Published: January 1, 1974
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483263298

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Douglas M. Brown

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