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An Economic Analysis of the Impact of Oil Prices on Urban Structures

Author: James R Melvin; David T Scheffman
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1983.
Series: Heritage.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study examines ways in which residents of Canadian cities are affected by increases in petroleum prices. The authors apply economic models of residential and industrial location to determine the response of individuals and firms to higher oil prices in the short run and the long run.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Melvin, James R.
An Economic Analysis of the Impact of Oil Prices on Urban Structures.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©1983
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James R Melvin; David T Scheffman
ISBN: 9781487573720 1487573723
OCLC Number: 1088348521
Description: 1 online resource (153 pages)
Contents: Cover; 1 Introduction; 2 An economic explanation of urban history; 3 The theoretical issues; Introduction; Determinants of change; Implications for urban structure; Interurban effects; 4 Existing theoretical models; Introduction; Models of residential location; Models of industrial location; 5 Substitution responses to gasoline price increases; Introduction; Substitution by producers; Substitution to energyefficient automobiles; The effects of technical change; Substitution to alternative modes; Summary; 6 Policy simulations of theoretical models; Introduction The standard journey-to-work modelSummary; 7 The empirical literature; Introduction; The demand for gasoline; The demand for automobiles; The demand for urban transit; The demand for and supply of housing; Conclusions; 8 Urban structure in Canada; Introduction; Profile of Canadian cities; Energy use in Ontario; 9 Policy implications and conclusions; Introduction; Reasons for public intervention 109; Policy issues; Conclusions; APPENDICES; A Derivation of Mills's model; B The mathematical formulation of substitution models; Introduction; Substitution by producers; Substitution by consumers C Policy simulation modelsShort-run model; A model with substitution possibilities
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This study examines ways in which residents of Canadian cities are affected by increases in petroleum prices. The authors apply economic models of residential and industrial location to determine the response of individuals and firms to higher oil prices in the short run and the long run.

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