Urban Economics

Urban Economics
Publish Date:
Compare Prices Buy at Amazon

2.0 pounds
9.0 inches
7.0 inches

Click on this books subject categories to see related titles:

Business & Money


Business & Money > Economics

Product Description

Over the course of two decades, Urban Economics has achieved a worldwide audience, and has been translated into Chinese, Greek, Russia, and Korean. Like the seven previous editions, this edition provides a clear and concise presentation of the economic forces that:

(a) cause the development of cities;

(b) determine the spatial form of cities;

(c) cause urban economies to grow or shrink;

(d) generate urban problems such as poverty, crime, and congestion;

(e) make the market for urban housing unique; and

(f) shape the tax and spending policies of local government.

In addition to developing the basic concepts of urban economics, the book uses economic analysis to evaluate the merits of policies designed to address our most vexing urban problems.

The text is designed for use in undergraduate courses in urban economics and urban affairs. It could also be used for graduate courses in urban planning, public policy, and public administration. All of the economic concepts used in the book are covered in the typical intermediate microeconomics course, so students who have completed such a course will be able to move through the book at a rapid pace.

Customer Book Reviews

Good Book


This was agreat text. It is easy to understand. If you are "required" to purchase book for a class, you should do it. It has great references and is written well. Not your typical text.



The book is of good quality, though a little bit expensive with some highlights in it. A little bit slow in delivery, but the book arrived right on time when I need to use it. So all in all, good experience~

Very Good Condition ..


The book is a primer for academics pursuing Urban Economics . Exercises are very thorough and help to prepare well .

bad book to me


This is a text book. But in fact the teacher does not use it. I almost never use it. And the book is not interesting

Poor explanation


I did not care for this product whatsoever. The questions in the book were challenging to answering, when referencing to the text for direction. I am going to have to invest in a tutor for the duration of the semester.

Not supported by pc's with window 8


I was really excited that I could rent the digital version from the kindle store. Since I recently received a laptop with windows 8 for school I thought it would be a great ideal to rent the book for class. Wow one less item to carry around, right well wrong after renting this book I found it will only work on computers that have window 7 or older, I get not supported by windows 8. Sad part i learned this in class Now i have the rental but need to go home to do any reading or homework very disappointed. I think it should be made clear that textbook rentals are not supported on new PC's with window 8

Five Stars



Add a Book Review

Book Summary: The title of this book is Urban Economics and it was written by Arthur O'Sullivan. This particular edition is in a Hardcover format. This books publish date is Oct 26, 2011. It was published by McGraw-Hill/Irwin and has a total of 528 pages in the book. The 10 digit ISBN is 0073511471 and the 13 digit ISBN is 9780073511474. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.