Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs 2002 (Google eBook)

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William G. Gale, Janet Rothenberg Pack
Brookings Institution Press, Dec 1, 2010 - Political Science - 250 pages
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Designed to reach a wide audience of scholars and policymakers, this new series contains studies on urban sprawl, crime, taxes, education, poverty, and related subjects. " This journal will set the tone for urban economics for the coming decades. It will play a major role not only in academia, but also in ensuring that we have better urban economic policy." George Akerlof, University of California, Berkeley Contents of the third issue include: " Local Government Fiscal Structure and Metropolitan Consolidation" Dennis Epple (Carnegie-Mellon University), Stephen Calabrese (University of South Florida), and Glenn Cassidy Should the Suburbs Help Finance Central City Public Services? Andrew Haughwout (Federal Reserve Bank of NY) and Robert Inman (University of Pennsylvania) " Tax Incentives and the City" Therese McGuire (UCLA) and Teresa Garcia-Mila (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) " Does Gentrification Harm the Poor?" Jacob Vigdor (Duke University) " Corruption in Cities: Graft and Politics in American Cities at the Turn of the Twentieth Century" Rebecca Menes (George Mason University) " Immigrant Children and Urban Schools: Lessons from New York on Segregation, Resources and School Attendance Patterns" Ingrid Gould Ellen, Katherine O'Regan, Amy Ellen Schwartz, and Leanna Stiefel (New York University) William G. Gale is the Arjay and Frances Fearing Miller Chair in Federal Economic Policy in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. Janet Roterber Pack is professor public policy and management and real estate at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
  

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Local Government Fiscal Structure and Metropolitan Consolidation
1
Comments by Alberto Alesina and Julie Berry Cullen
33
Should Suburbs Help Their Central City?
45
Comment by Vernon Henderson
89
Tax Incentives and the City
95
Comments by Edward Glaser and Todd Sinai
115
Does Gentrification Harm the Poor?
133
Comments by Douglas Massey and Alice Rivlin
174
Segregation and Its Consequences
183
Comments by Derek Neal and Thomas Nechyba
206
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About the author (2010)

William G. Gale is a vice president and director of the Brookings Institution's Economic Studies program, where he holds the Arjay and Frances Fearing Miller Chair in Federal Economic Policy. He is also founding codirector of the Tax Policy Center, a joint venture of the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute. Janet Rothenberg Pack is professor of business and public policy and real estate at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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