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Preface Chapter 1: Introduction and Axioms of Urban Economics Part I: Market Forces in the Development of CitiesChapter 2: Why Do Cities Exist?Chapter 3: Why Do Firms Cluster?Chapter 4: City SizeChapter 5: Urban Growth Part II: Land Rent and Land-Use PatternsChapter 6: Urban Land RentChapter 7: Land-Use PatternsChapter 8: Neighborhood ChoiceChapter 9: Zoning and Growth Controls Part III: Urban TransportationChapter 10: Autos and HighwaysChapter 11: Urban Transit Part IV: Education and Crime in CitiesChapter 12: EducationChapter 13: Crime Part V: HousingChapter 14: Why is Housing Different?Chapter 15: Housing Policy Part VI: Local GovernmentChapter 16: The Role of Local Government Chapter 17: Local Government Revenue Appendix: Tools of Microeconomics Index
ARTHUR OSULLIVAN is a professor of Economics at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. After receiving his B.S. degree in economics from the University of Oregon, he spent two years in the Peace Corps, working with city planners in the Philippines. He received his Ph.D. degree in economics from Princeton University in 1981 and taught at the University of California, Davis, and Oregon State University, winning teaching awards at both schools. He is the Robert B. Pamplin Junior Professor of Economics at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches microeconomics and urban economics. He is the coauthor of the introductory textbook, Economics: Principles and Tools, currently in its eighth edition.Professor OSullivans research explores economic issues concerning urban land use, environmental protection, and public policy. His articles appear in many economics journals, including Journal of Urban Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, National Tax Journal, Journal of Public Economics, and Journal of Law and Economics.