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Lectures on Urban Economics by Jan K. Brueckner

Published By: Cambridge and London: MIT Press
ISBN: 978-0-262-01636-0
Date of Publication: 2011


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Reviewed by: 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.


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Edwin S. Mills of Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University


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A22: Undergraduate
R00: General


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