City Economics

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - Business & Economics - 601 pages
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This introductory but innovative textbook on the economics of cities is aimed at students of urban and regional policy as well as of undergraduate economics. It deals with standard topics, including automobiles, mass transit, pollution, housing, and education but it also discusses non-standard topics such as segregation, water supply, sewers, garbage, fire prevention, housing codes, homelessness, crime, illicit drugs, and economic development.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Why Proximity Is Good
12
3 Cars Pollution and Accidents
34
4 Congestion
52
5 Mass Transit
86
6 Land
116
7 Too Many Cars? Too Much Lawn? Too Much Blight?
145
8 Rules
159
12 Race and Policy
316
The Big Picture
348
14 Housing and Poor People
390
15 Homelessness
423
16 Crime
441
17 Drugs Guns and Alcohol
483
18 Urban Economic Development
517
Epilogue
569

9 Water Sewers Fire and Garbage
209
10 Education
247
11 Race and Space
286
Glossary
571
Index
577
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Brendan O'Flaherty is Professor of Economics at Columbia University.