An innovative advanced-undergraduate and graduate-level textbook in urban economics.
With more than half of today's global GDP being produced by
approximately four hundred metropolitan centers, learning about the
economics of cities is vital to understanding economic
prosperity. This textbook introduces graduate and upper-division
undergraduate students to the field of urban economics and fiscal
policy, relying on a modern approach that integrates theoretical and
empirical analysis. Based on material that I have taught at
the University of Pennsylvania, Urban Economics and Fiscal Policy
brings the most recent insights from the field into the classroom.
Divided into short chapters, the book explores fiscal policies that
directly shape economic issues in cities, such as city taxes, the
provision of quality education, access to affordable housing, and
protection from crime and natural hazards. For each issue, I offer
questions, facts, and background; illuminates how economic theory
helps students engage with topics; and presents empirical data that
shows how economic ideas play out in daily life. Throughout, the book
pushes readers to think critically and immediately put what they are
learning to use by applying cutting-edge theory to data.
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