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Economic theory and the cities

Author: J Vernon Henderson; Edwin S Mills
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Academic Press, 1985.
Series: Studies in urban economics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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The Second Edition of Economic Theory and the Cities has been revised and expanded with both the graduate student and the practicing professional in mind. Providing a state-of-the-art synthesis of important theoretical topics in urban economics, the volume emphasizes the fundamental links between urban economics and new developments in mainstream economic theory. From the Preface: In this book I present what I  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Henderson, J. Vernon.
Economic Theory and the Cities.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Vernon Henderson; Edwin S Mills
ISBN: 9781483294889 1483294889
OCLC Number: 897647491
Description: 1 online resource (289 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; Economie Theory and the Cities; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Spatial Equilibrium and the Spatial Characteristics of a Simple City; 1. The Residential Sector; 2. The Business Sector; Chapter 2. An Aggregative Model of a Simple City; 1. The Aggregative Model; 2. Partial Equilibrium City Size; 3. Comparative Statics; Chapter 3. Extensions of the Basic Spatial Model; 1. Racial Prejudice; 2. Industrial Air Pollution; Chapter 4. Basic Housing Models; 1. A Simple Housing Model; 2. Dynamic Development of a Monocentric City with Durable Capital. 3. Other Models of the Nature of Housing and the Housing MarketChapter 5. Housing Topics: Utilizing the Basic Model; 1. Housing Market Externalities; 2. An Application of the Basic Model: Rent Control; 3. Zoning Regulations Governing Housing Imputs; Chapter 6. Other Housing Topics; 1. Tenure Choice; 2. Search; 3. Racial Separation and Segregation; Chapter 7. Transportation and Modal Choice; 1. Congested Systems; 2. Modal Choice; 3. Extensions of the Model; 4. The Allocation of Land to Roads in an Urban Area; 5. Conclusions; Chapter 8. Transportation and the Peak-Load Problem. 1. Modeling a Peak-Period Situation2. A Simple Staggered Work-Hours Model; 3. Productivity Effects and Scheduling; Chapter 9. Issues in Urban Public Economics; 1. The Property Tax; 2. Fiscal Federalism; 3. The Impact of Federal Grants on Local Jurisdictions; Chapter 10. Provision of Local Public Services and the Tiebout Model; 1. The Basic Model with Endogenous Communities; 2. The Model with Fixed Communities; 3. The Tiebout Model in a Dynamic Setting; Chapter 11. The System of Cities in an Economy; 1. One Type of City; 2. Extensions. Chapter 12. The Efficient Allocation of Resources in a System of Cities1. One Type of City; 2. Multiple Types of Cities; 3. Conclusions; References; Index.
Series Title: Studies in urban economics.
Responsibility: J. Vernon Henderson.

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The Second Edition of Economic Theory and the Cities has been revised and expanded with both the graduate student and the practicing professional in mind. Providing a state-of-the-art synthesis of important theoretical topics in urban economics, the volume emphasizes the fundamental links between urban economics and new developments in mainstream economic theory. From the Preface: In this book I present what I believe to be the most important theoretical topics in urban economics. Since urban economics is a rather diffuse field, any presentation is necessarily selective, reflecting personal tas.

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