Urban and regional economics – in contrast to the rest of economics – places great emphasis on distance and location and the importance of spatial relationships.
Urban economics focuses on the city as a centre of economic activity where productivity is increased through many firms being located close to each other and to decision makers in the public sector. But because proximity is important, distance within the cities is also important and locations within the city will differ in their economic characteristics.
At the core of regional economics is the concept of the region as a part of the national economy which has distinct characteristics and, which because it is spatially separate, develops in a different way to the rest of the economy. In turn, the trajectory of the national economy is influenced by the economic performance of its regions.
This major new reference collection – prepared by leading authorities in the field – presents a blend of classic articles, examples of the most recent research and surveys of particular topics. It will be an essential source of reference for students, instructors and researchers with an interest in urban and regional economics.
A. Anas and L.N. Moses (1978), 'Transportation and Land Use in the Mature Metropolis"
B. Chinitz (1961), 'Contrasts in Agglomeration: New York and Pittsburgh'
R.L. Moomaw (1983), 'Spatial Productivity Variations in Manufacturing: A Critical Survey of Cross-Sectional Analyses'
A.W. Evans (1972), 'The Pure Theory of City Size in an Industrial Economy'
W. Alonso (1960), 'A Theory of the Urban Land Market'
J.R. Harris and M.P. Todaro (1970), 'Migration, Unemployment and Development: A Two-Sector Analysis'
P. Blackley (1984), 'A Hedonic Approach to the Decentralization of Manufacturing Activity'
P.C. Cheshire (1979), 'Inner Areas as Spatial Labour Markets: A Critique of the Inner Area Studies'
M. Neutze (1987), 'The Supply of Land for a Particular Use'
O.A. Davis and A.B. Whinston (1961), 'The Economics of Urban Renewal'
C.M. Tiebout (1956), 'A Pure Theory of Local Expenditures'
L.A. Rose (1989), 'Urban Land Supply: Natural and Contrived Restrictions'
C.M. Tiebout (1957), 'Regional and Interregional Input-Output Models: An Appraisal'
A.J. Brown et al. (1967), 'Regional Multipliers'
C.M. Tiebout (1962), 'The Community Economic Base Study', Supplementary Paper 16, New York: Committee for Economic Development'
J.S.L. McCombie (1988), 'A Synoptic View of Regional Growth and Unemployment: I - The Neoclassical Theory'
N. Kaldor (1970), 'The Case for Regional Policies'
E. von Boventer (1975), 'Regional Growth Theory'
L.A. Sjaastad (1962), 'The Costs and Returns of Human Migration'
I.R. Gordon (1985), 'The Cyclical Sensitivity of Regional Employment and Unemployment Differentials'
J.R. Moroney and J.W. Walker (1966), 'A Regional Test of the Hecksher-Ohlin Hypothesis'
C.L. Leven (1985), 'Regional Development Analysis and Policy'
M. Chisolm (1987), 'Regional Development: the Reagan-Thatcher Legacy'
J. Twomey and J. Taylor (1985), 'Regional Policy and the Interegioanl Movement of Manufacturing Indsutry in Great Britain'