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ECON 8300: Urban Economics: Suggested Readings

Suggested Readings

I. Introduction

Glaeser, Edward L. 2007. The Economics Approach to Cities. NBER Working Paper 13696.

II. Spatial Equilibrium within Cities (The Alonso-Mills-Muth model)

Baum-Snow, Nathaniel. 2007. Did highways cause suburbanization? Quarterly Journal of Economics 122 (2):775-805.

Glaeser, Edward L., Matthew E. Kahn and Jordan Rappaport. 2008. Why Do the Poor Live in Cities? The Role of Public Transportation. Journal of Urban Economics 63(1):1-24.

Mieszkowski, Peter and Edwin Mills. 1993. The Causes of Metropolitan Suburbanization. Journal of Economic Perspectives 7(3): 135-147.

III. Spatial Equilibrium Between Cities (The Rosen-Roback Model)

Rosen, S. 1974. Hedonic Prices and Implicit Markets: Product Differentiation in Pure Competition. Journal of Political Economy 82: 34-55.

Roback, J. 1982. Wages, Rents, and Quality of Life. Journal of Political Economy 90: 1257-1278.

IV. Agglomeration

Duranton and Puga. 2004. Microfoundations of Urban Agglomeration Economies. In Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Vol. 4, edited by J.Vernon Henderson and Jacques-Francois Thisse. Amerstdam: North-Holland: 2063-2117. (In the General Collection. You can request a pdf copy via Interlibrary Loan/Desktop Delivery).

Fujita and Thisse. 2000. The Formation of Economic Agglomerations. In Economics of Cities edited by Jean-Marie Huriot and Jacques-Francois Thisse. Chapter 1. (In the General Collection. You can request a pdf copy via Interlibrary Loan/Desktop Delivery).

Combes, Pierre-Philippe and Laurent Gobillon. 2015. The empirics of agglomeration economies. In Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Vol. 5, edited by J.V. Henderson, G. Duranton, and W. Strange. Amsterdam: North Holland, 247-348. (You can request a pdf copy via Interlibrary Loan/).

Rosenthal and Strange. 2004. Evidence on the Nature and Sources of Agglomeration Economies. In Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Vol. 4, edited by J.Vernon Henderson and Jacques-Francois Thisse. Amerstdam: North-Holland: 2119-2171. (In the General Collection. You can request a pdf copy via Interlibrary Loan/Desktop Delivery).

Ellison, Glenn, Edward Glaeser, and William Kerr. 2010. What Causes Industry Agglomeration? Evidence from Co-Agglomeration Patterns. American Economic Review 100(3): 1195–1213.

V. Neighborhood Choice

Tiebout, Charles. 1956. A Pure Theory of Local Expenditures. Journal of Political Economy October: 416-424.

Bayer, Patrick F. Ferreira, R. McMillan. 2007. A Unified Framework for Measuring Preferences for Schools and Neighborhoods. Journal of Political Economy 115(4): 558-638.

Katz, Lawrence, Jeffrey Kling, and Jeffrey Liebman 2001. Moving to Opportunity in Boston: Early Results of a Randomized Mobility Experiment. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 116(2): 607-654.

Ahmed, Ali and Mats Mannarstedt. 2008. Discrimination in the rental housing market: A field experiment on the Internet. Journal of Urban Economics 64(2): 362-372.

Bayer, Patrick, Robert McMillan and K.S. Rueben. 2004. What Drives Racial Segregation? New Evidence Using Census Microdata. Journal of Urban Economics 56(2): 514–535.

Card, Mas, and Rothstein. 2008. Tipping and the Dynamics of Segregation. Quarterly Journal of Economics.

VI. More on Housing

Anderson, John, Jeffrey Clemens, and Andrew Hanson. 2007. Capping the Mortgage Interest Deduction. National Tax Journal 60(4): 769-785.

Baum-Snow, Nathaniel. 2009. The Effects of Low Income Housing Tax Credit Developments on Neighborhoods. Journal of Public Economics 93: 654-666.

VII. Placed-Based Policy

Glaeser, Edward L. and Joshua Gottlieb. 2008. The Economics of Place-making Policies. NBER Working Paper 14373.

Hanson, Andrew and Shawn Rohlin. 2012. Do Spatially Targeted Redevelopment Programs Spillover? Regional Science and Urban Economics.

Partridge, Mark D. and Dan S. Rickman. 2007. Persistent Pockets of Extreme American Poverty and Job Growth: Is There a Placed-Based Policy Role? Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 32(1): 201-224.

Patrick, Carlianne. 2014. “Do More Economic Development Incentives Result in More Jobs? An examination of the influence of the economic development incentives environment on US county jobs,” National Tax Journal.