The field of urban economics is built on an analysis of housing prices, land rents, housing consumption, spatial form, and other aspects of urban residential structure. Drawing on the journal publications and teaching notes of Professor John Yinger of Syracuse University, Housing and Commuting: The Theory of Urban Residential Structure presents a simple model of urban residential structure and shows how the model’s results change when key assumptions are made more realistic. This book provides a wide-ranging introduction to research on urban residential structure. Topics covered range from theoretical analysis of urban structure with different transportation systems or multiple worksites to empirical work on the impact of local public services on house values and the impact of racial prejudice and discrimination on housing choices. Graduate students and scholars who want to learn about research in urban economics will find this book to be a good starting point.
o This book brings together the research on urban residential structure by Professor John Yinger
o This book provides the only comprehensive introduction to urban economics at the graduate level, covering a much wider range of topics in more depth than any alternative
o No other book provides graduate-level analysis of basic urban models; extensions of these theoretical models to complex urban transportation systems, heterogeneous households, multiple worksites, local governments, and racial discrimination; and applications of the insights from these models to empirical work on housing demand, the impact of property taxes and local public services on housing values, and the causes and consequences of housing discrimination