Developments in methodologies, agglomeration, and a range of applied issues have characterized recent advances in regional and urban studies. Volume 5 concentrates on these developments while treating traditional subjects such as housing, the costs and benefits of cities, and policy issues beyond regional inequalities. Contributors make a habit of combining theory and empirics in each chapter, guiding research amid a trend in applied economics towards structural and quasi-experimental approaches. Clearly distinguished from the New Economic Geography covered by Volume 4, these articles feature an international approach that positions recent advances within the discipline of economics and society at large.
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Number of pages: 722
Weight: 1620 g
Dimensions: 235 x 191 x 41 mm
"This invaluable collection brings together excellent reviews of the state-of-the-art in contemporary Regional and Urban Economics, written by the world's most renowned experts, thus forming a most welcome addition to what is already an essential collection of reference reviews in the field. It will prove to be of great value as much to those who have been working in the field since the appearance Handbook's first volume in 1987 or before, as it will be to those who are new in the field." --Erik Verhoef, VU University, The Netherlands
"The chapters in this impressive collection, written by the top scholars in the field, offer a rigorous view of the frontiers of urban and regional economics. Both established and emerging researchers will benefit from the volume's timely focus on empirical methods, heterogeneity, networks, and housing finance and market microstructure. This volume will be the standard reference in the field for years to come." --Robert Helsley, University of British Columbia
"The fifth volume of Elsevier's Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics is a worthy successor to its fine predecessors. The chapters are on subjects at the forefront of urban and housing research, and the authors are among the best in their fields. At a time when urban and housing issues are more important to the study of economics than ever before, the Handbook will serve as a stimulating gateway to its most interesting and important topics. This is a volume that everybody with an interest in this subject will want to read." --Edward Coulson, University of Nevada