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Recent Developments in Urban and Regional Economics

Edited by Paul C. Cheshire, Professor of Economic Geography, London School of Economics, UK and Gilles Duranton, Department of Economics, University of Toronto, Canada
In this authoritative collection, Paul Cheshire and Gilles Duranton have brought together the most significant contributions to regional and urban economics since 1990. The volume presents papers on theoretical and empirical analyses of city structure and systems of cities. It places particular emphasis on the empirics of agglomeration and regional growth with a special section on the new economic geography and includes key policy-oriented contributions. The editors have written an authoritative new introduction which offers a comprehensive overview of the subject.
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Publication Date: 2005
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Regional Economics
  • Urban Economics
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Regional Economics
  • Urban Economics
In this authoritative collection, Paul Cheshire and Gilles Duranton have brought together the most significant contributions to regional and urban economics since 1990. The volume presents papers on theoretical and empirical analyses of city structure and systems of cities. It places particular emphasis on the empirics of agglomeration and regional growth with a special section on the new economic geography and includes key policy-oriented contributions. The editors have written an authoritative new introduction which offers a comprehensive overview of the subject.

This volume will be of particular interest to those pursuing research with a regional and urban focus, including spatial economists, regional scientists, economic geographers and planners.
28 articles, dating from 1990 to 2002
Contributors include: R. Benabou, J.K. Brueckner, M. Fujita, E.L. Glaeser, J. Gyourko, G. Hanson, V. Henderson, P. Krugman, W.E. Oates, D. Quah, J.-F. Thisse
Contents:
Acknowledgements
Introduction Paul C. Cheshire and Gilles Duranton
PART I INSIDE THE CITY (OR THEORETICALLY INSIDE THE CITY…): THEORETICAL ANALYSIS OF CITY STRUCTURE
1. Dennis R. Capozza and Robert W. Helsley (1990), ‘The Stochastic City’
2. Mitsuru Ota and Masahisa Fujita (1993), ‘Communication Technologies and Spatial Organization of Multi-unit Firms in Metropolitan Areas’
3. Jan K. Brueckner, Jacques-François Thisse and Yves Zenou (1999), ‘Why is Central Paris Rich and Downtown Detroit Poor? An Amenity-Based Theory’
4. Roland Bénabou (1994), ‘Human Capital, Inequality, and Growth: A Local Perspective’
PART II INSIDE THE CITY (OR …ACTUALLY INSIDE THE CITY?): EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF CITY STRUCTURE
5. Marlon G. Boarnet (1994), ‘The Monocentric Model and Employment Location’
6. Keith R. Ihlanfeldt (1992), ‘Intraurban Wage Gradients: Evidence by Race, Gender, Occupational Class, and Sector’
7. Lawrence Thurston and Anthony M.J. Yezer (1994), ‘Causality in the Suburbanization of Population and Employment’
8. Paul Cheshire and Stephen Sheppard (1995), ‘On the Price of Land and the Value of Amenities’
9. Jan K. Brueckner (2000), ‘Urban Sprawl: Diagnosis and Remedies’
PART III SYSTEMS OF CITIES
10. Gilles Duranton and Diego Puga (2000), ‘Diversity and Specialisation in Cities: Why, Where and When Does it Matter?’
11. Vernon Henderson and Randy Becker (2000), ‘Political Economy of City Sizes and Formation’
12. Alberto F. Ades and Edward L. Glaeser (1995), ‘Trade and Circuses: Explaining Urban Giants’
13. Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn (2000), ‘Power Couples: Changes in the Locational Choice of the College Educated, 1940–1990’
PART IV THE EMPIRICS OF AGGLOMERATION AND GROWTH
14. Antonio Ciccone and Robert E. Hall (1996), ‘Productivity and the Density of Economic Activity’
15. Robert Dekle (2002), ‘Industrial Concentration and Regional Growth: Evidence from the Prefectures’
16. Pierre-Philippe Combes (2000), ‘Economic Structure and Local Growth: France, 1984–1993’
17. David B. Audretsch (1998), ‘Agglomeration and the Location of Innovative Activity’
18. Angel de la Fuente (2000), ‘Convergence across Countries and Regions: Theory and Empirics’
19. Danny T. Quah (1996), ‘Twin Peaks: Growth and Convergence in Models of Distribution Dynamics’
20. Sergio J. Rey and Brett D. Montouri (1999), ‘US Regional Income Convergence: A Spatial Econometric Perspective’
PART V THE NEW ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
21. Paul Krugman (1991), ‘Increasing Returns and Economic Geography’
22. J. Peter Neary (2001), ‘Of Hype and Hyperbolas: Introducing the New Economic Geography’
23. Gordon H. Hanson (1996), ‘Localization Economies, Vertical Organization, and Trade’
24. Donald R. Davis and David E. Weinstein (1999), ‘Economic Geography and Regional Production Structure: An Empirical Investigation’
PART VI PUBLIC FINANCE AND POLICY
25. Wallace E. Oates (1999), ‘An Essay on Fiscal Federalism’
26. Jacques Crémer, Antonio Estache and Paul Seabright (1996), ‘Decentralizing Public Services: What Can We Learn from the Theory of the Firm?’
27. Joseph Gyourko and Joseph Tracy (1991), ‘The Structure of Local Public Finance and the Quality of Life’
28. Edward M. Gramlich (1994), ‘Infrastructure Investment: A Review Essay’
Name Index