The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Urban Economics

  • John M. Quigley
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Urban economics emphasizes: the spatial arrangements of households, firms, and capital in metropolitan areas; the externalities which arise from the proximity of households and land uses; and the public policy issues which arise from the interplay of these economic forces.


Cities Congestion Density gradient Diversity (ethnic and racial) Endogenous growth External economies Housing markets Human capital Labour markets Land markets Land use Monopolistic competition Patents Pollution Price discrimination Property taxation Regional economics Residential segregation Road pricing Schelling, T Social externalities Spatial competition Suburbanization Tipping point models Transport costs Urban agglomeration Urban consumption externalities Urban economics Urban production externalities von Thünen, J Zoning 

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