Published By: Cambridge and London: MIT Press ISBN: 978-0-262-01636-0 Date of Publication: 2011
Book Review Detail
Edwin S. Mills of Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.3.791.r1 Review Pages: 791-92
Book Review Abstract
Edwin S. Mills of Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University reviews "Lectures on Urban Economics" by Jan K. Brueckner. The EconLit abstract of the reviewed work begins: Presents a rigorous but nontechnical treatment of major topics in urban economics. Discusses why cities exist; analyzing urban spatial structure; modifications of the urban model; urban sprawl and land-use controls; freeway congestion; housing demand and tenure choice; housing policies; local public goods and services; pollution; crime; and urban quality-of-life measurement. Brueckner is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Irvine. Index.