Microeconomic Modeling in Urban Science - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128152966

Microeconomic Modeling in Urban Science

1st Edition

Authors: Francisco Concha
Paperback ISBN: 9780128152966
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st July 2018
Page Count: 300
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Microeconomic Modeling in Urban Science presents a novel, interdisciplinary framework for the analysis of urban systems, reconceived from microeconomic foundations as the complex interaction of individuals in a discrete context. The work considers a) The microscopic interaction between citizens, and between citizens and firms, (b) The mesoscopic agglomeration of firms and segregation of agents’ socioeconomic clusters, (c) The emergence of city-level scale laws observed when analyzing a system of cities, and (d) The optimal planning of cities. In addition, the market equilibrium computation properties, regarding existence, uniqueness and algorithms convergence are discussed.

Key Features

  • Presents a unified, coherent and realistic framework able to simulate complete urban systems
  • Describes the use of discrete–choice and stochastic behavior models in the auction spatial-equilibrium market
  • Provides a unified model relevant to all levels of analysis: micro-, meso- and macro-scale interactions
  • Includes computing outputs from Cube-Land modeling using GIS


Graduate and PhD students and early career researchers involved in modeling urban systems, primarily in urban and regional economics, transportation economics, economic geography, spatial network analysis, urban and regional planning, and environmental economics

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Accessibility
3. Theory of a discrete urban land market
4. A stochastic model of urban systems
5. Equilibrium analysis
6. Dynamic of urban land use
7. Applications and policy analysis
8. City scale laws


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About the Author

Francisco Concha

Francisco Martínez is a Professor of Civil Engineering with adjunct roles in the Urban Studies and Land Use Modeling department at the University of Chile. His research areas encompass land use theory and modeling, and methods of evaluation of urban management policies (including regulations and subsidies). He is the creator of the land use model, Model of Use of Soils of Santiago (MUSSA) and directs the professional team that develops the computational package. He is the editor of three books, author of nine book chapters, and has published 25 ISI-indexed papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Civil Engineering, Department of Urban Studies and Land Use Modeling, University of Chile, Chile

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