Urban Economic Theory
Land Use and City Size
By (author) Masahisa Fujita
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Urban Economic Theory by Masahisa Fujita
Book DescriptionThis book examines the economic reasons why people choose to live where they live and develops, through analysis of the bid rent function, a unified theory of urban land use and city size. The first part of the book explicates the basic theory of urban land use and optimal city size. Residential location behavior of households is examined in a microeconomic framework and equilibrium and optimal patterns of residential land use are discussed. The corresponding equilibrium and optimal city sizes are studied in a variety of contexts. Part Two extends the classical theories of von Thunen and Alonso with the addition of externality factors such as local public goods, crowding and congestion, and racial prejudice. The rigorous mathematical approach and theoretical treatment of the material make Urban Economic Theory of interest to researchers in urban economics, location theory, urban geography, and urban planning.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521396455
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Jan-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Economic Integration in Asia and India, Hardback (April 2008)
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Regional Integration in East Asia, Hardback (January 2007)
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Spatial Economy, Paperback (September 2001)» View all books by Masahisa Fujita
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