Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics: Applied urban economics, Volume 3

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Peter Nijkamp, Edwin S. Mills, P. C. Cheshire
Elsevier, 1986 - Business & Economics - 800 pages
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This volume is a follow-up to the earlier Urban Economics, Volume 2 of Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, edited by Edwin Mills. The earlier volume, published in 1987, focussed on urban economic theory. This new handbook, in contrast, focuses on applied urban research. The difference is of course in emphasis. The earlier volume was by no means entirely concerned with theoretical research and this one is by no means entirely concerned with applied research.


There have certainly been important theoretical developments during the last decade, and they are surveyed at appropriate places in this volume. However, there has been an outpouring of high quality applied research in urban economics, as in other specialties. The reasons for the rapid growth of applied research are not difficult to identify; improved theoretical frameworks within which to do applied research; improved econometric techniques and software; more and better data; and, probably most important, ever cheaper computing power, which is being ever more widely distributed within the research community, providing increasingly easy access to and analysis of, data.


Selection and classification of topics to include in this handbook has inevitably depended on the editors' perceptions of subjects on which important research has been undertaken. It has also depended on the availability of authors who were able and willing to write critical surveys of large amounts of international research. An attempt was made to include authors and have them survey research from a variety of countries. However, there is still a US bias in applied urban research, partly related to the availability of data and computers but also to the sheer size of the US research community.


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Contents

Contents
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SPATIALLY RELATED RESEARCH
1341
Economic geographical approaches
1358
Some recent trends
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REGIONAL ECONOMICS
1370
E S MILLS and P NIJKAMP
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Rent and wage gradients in decentralized urban areas
1393
Are commuting patterns in decentralized cities wasteful?
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Chapter 9
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Impacts of public policy on urban growth
1718
land use transportation public finance
1732
Macroeconomic impacts of urbanization and internal migration
1752
References
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Spatial Equilibrium Analysis
1773
RuralUrban Migration in Developing Countries
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Chapter 44
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References
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Chapter 37
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Theoretical underpinnings
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LOCATIONAL ANALYSIS
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results comparisons
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The value of the environment and the urban quality of lifea detailed
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The challenge of relaxing the equilibrium assumption in quality
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The Theory of Urban Residential Location
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Chapter 38
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Chapter 38
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Estimates of agglomeration economies
1473
Conclusions
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Chapter 39
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Chapter 39
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Moves and quits using micro and subaggregate data
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Chapter 3
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References
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Chapter 40
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Chapter 40
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Chapter 4
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Urban housing policy
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Conclusions
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Chapter 41
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Chapter 41
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References
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Introduction
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Chapter 42
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Conservation areas and historic districts
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Planning gain and impact fees
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Growth controls matter
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Conclusions
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Chapter 5
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Chapter 43
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Chapter 43
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Models of city growth and empirical estimates
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Chapter 44
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Related markets
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Housing policy
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Chapter 10
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References
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Chapter 19
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REGIONAL ECONOMIC MODELS AND METHODS
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Chapter 45
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Chapter 45
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Nature characteristics and correlates of poverty
1881
Poverty and population growth
1898
Strategies and policies
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Concluding remarks
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Chapter 15
1930
Chapter 46
1937
Chapter 46
1939
Financing Urban Public Services
1940
Motor vehicle air pollution
1958
Motor vehicle accidents
1965
Public transportation
1972
Conclusions
1989
Computer Simulation Models of Urban Location
1995
Chapter 47
2001
Chapter 47
2003
Empirical research
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Normative analysis
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Chapter 23
2049
Conclusions
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Author index
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Chapter
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Chapter
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Subject index
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SPECIFIC URBAN MARKETS
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Chapter
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