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- Description220 million Americans crowd together in the 3% of the country that is urban. 35 million people live in the vast metropolis of Tokyo, the most productive urban area in the world. The central city of Mumbai alone has 12 million people, and Shanghai almost as many. We choose to live cheek by jowl, in a planet with vast amounts of space. Yet despite all of the land available to us, we choose to live in proximity to cities. Using ecomics to understand this phemen, the urban ecomist uses the tools of ecomic theory and empirical data to explain why cities exist and to analyze urban issues such as housing, education, crime, poverty and social interaction. Drawing on the success of his Lindahl lectures, Edward Glaeser provides a rigorous account of his research and unique thinking on cities. Using a series of simple models and ecomic theory, Glaeser illustrates the primary features of urban ecomics including the concepts of spatial equilibrium and agglomeration ecomies. Written for a mathematically inclined audience with an interest in urban ecomics and cities, the book is written to be accessible to theorists and n-theorists alike and should provide a basis for further empirical work.
- Author BiographyEdward L. Glaeser is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1992. He teaches urban and social economics and microeconomic theory, and has published dozens of papers on cities, economic growth, and law and economics. He is a Faculty Research Fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research, and has also been a consultant for numerous international international institutions.
- Author(s)Edward L. Glaeser
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication03/07/2008
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Series TitleThe Lindahl Lectures
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content Notetables and figures
- Weight482 g
- Width144 mm
- Height223 mm
- Spine20 mm
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