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The Resource City economics, Brendan O'Flaherty

City economics, Brendan O'Flaherty

Label
City economics
Title
City economics
Statement of responsibility
Brendan O'Flaherty
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This introductory but innovative textbook on the economics of cities is aimed at students of urban and regional policy as well as of undergraduate economics. It deals with standard topics, including automobiles, mass transit, pollution, housing, and education, but it also discusses nonstandard topics such as segregation, water supply, sewers, garbage, fire prevention, housing codes, homelessness, crime, illicit drugs, and economic development." "Its methods of analysis are primarily verbal, geometric, and arithmetic. The author achieves coherence by showing how the analyses of various topics reinforce one another. Thus buses can tell us something about schools and optimal tolls about land prices. Brendan O'Flaherty looks at almost everything through the lens of Pareto optimality and potential Pareto optimality - how policies affect people and their well-being, not abstract entities such as cities or the economy or growth or the environment. Such traditionalism leads to radical questions, however: Should cities have police and fire departments? Should tax preferences for home ownership be repealed? Should public schools charge for their services? O'Flaherty also gives serious consideration to such heterodox policies as pay-at-the-pump auto insurance, curb rights for buses, land taxes, marginal cost water pricing, and sidewalk zoning."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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O'Flaherty, Brendan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban economics
  • Urban policy
  • Sociology, urban
Label
City economics, Brendan O'Flaherty
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Why proximity is good.
  • p. 12
  • 3.
  • Cars, pollution, and accidents.
  • p. 34
  • 4.
  • Congestion.
  • p. 52
  • 5.
  • Mass transit.
  • p. 86
  • 6.
  • Land.
  • p. 116
  • 7.
  • Too many cars? too much lawn? too much blight?.
  • p. 145
  • 8.
  • Rules.
  • p. 159
  • 9.
  • Water, sewers, fire, and garbage.
  • p. 209
  • 10.
  • Education.
  • p. 247
  • 11.
  • Race and space.
  • p. 286
  • 12.
  • Race and policy.
  • p. 316
  • 13.
  • Housing : the big picture.
  • p. 348
  • 14.
  • Housing and poor people.
  • p. 390
  • 15.
  • Homelessness.
  • p. 423
  • 16.
  • Crime.
  • p. 441
  • 17.
  • Drugs, guns, and alcohol.
  • p. 483
  • 18.
  • Urban economic development.
  • p. 517
Control code
ocm58791104
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 587 p.
Isbn
9780674019188
Lccn
2005046310
Other physical details
ill.
Label
City economics, Brendan O'Flaherty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Why proximity is good.
  • p. 12
  • 3.
  • Cars, pollution, and accidents.
  • p. 34
  • 4.
  • Congestion.
  • p. 52
  • 5.
  • Mass transit.
  • p. 86
  • 6.
  • Land.
  • p. 116
  • 7.
  • Too many cars? too much lawn? too much blight?.
  • p. 145
  • 8.
  • Rules.
  • p. 159
  • 9.
  • Water, sewers, fire, and garbage.
  • p. 209
  • 10.
  • Education.
  • p. 247
  • 11.
  • Race and space.
  • p. 286
  • 12.
  • Race and policy.
  • p. 316
  • 13.
  • Housing : the big picture.
  • p. 348
  • 14.
  • Housing and poor people.
  • p. 390
  • 15.
  • Homelessness.
  • p. 423
  • 16.
  • Crime.
  • p. 441
  • 17.
  • Drugs, guns, and alcohol.
  • p. 483
  • 18.
  • Urban economic development.
  • p. 517
Control code
ocm58791104
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 587 p.
Isbn
9780674019188
Lccn
2005046310
Other physical details
ill.

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