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Economics of Cities : Theoretical Perspectives - Jean-Marie Huriot

Economics of Cities

Theoretical Perspectives

Hardcover Published: 13th February 2000
ISBN: 9780521641906
Number Of Pages: 472

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Since cities are likely to play an even more predominant role in the global economy in the future than they do at present, it is important to understand how urban centers are created, grow, and function in the process of generating and distributing wealth. This integrated collection of essays exploring the new economic theory of cities assembles recent work by a number of the world's leading exponents in North America, the UK/Europe, and Japan. Topics investigated include cities and agglomeration, urban systems, urbanization and growth, and cities and factor markets. The perspectives the editors and contributors offer have strong connections with several branches of modern economics, including industrial organization, public economics, international trade, and endogenous growth and economic development.

"Recent years have witnessed renewed interest in the economics of cities and regions. This fine collection of essays provides an interesting synthesis of international perspectives on a wide range of topics, including city formation, monopolistic competition models of agglomeration and trade, strategic issues in urban development, urbanization and economic growth, the dynamics of urban spatial structure, and urban unemployment. This collection should be in the hands of everyone interested in the state-of-the-art in urban economics and the 'new' economic geography." Roberty Helsley, University of British Columbia, Canada "Economics of Cities is a valuable book for anyone seriously interested in the economic forces which shape, structure and locate cities...The book provides a state-of-the-art survey that accomplishes a great deal." Canadian Journal of Urban Research

Introduction
Cities and Agglomeration
The formation of economics agglomerations - old problems and new perspectives
Urban economics in retrospect: continuity or change?
Urban Systems
City systems: general equilibrium approaches
Intra-industry specialization and urban development
A monopolistic competition model of urban systems and trade
Dynamic evolution of the US city size distribution Linda Harris Dobkins
Urbanization and Growth
Urban growth models with durable housing: an overview
Urbanization, urban structure and growth
Urban spread beyond the edge of the city
Cities and Factor Markets
Unemployment in cities
Rural vs. urban location: the spatial division of labour
Cities and the geography of financial centers
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ISBN: 9780521641906
ISBN-10: 052164190X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 13th February 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.86