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Lectures on Urban Economics

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Lectures on Urban Economics offers a rigorous but nontechnical treatment of major topics in urban economics. To make the book accessible to a broad range of readers, the analysis is diagrammatic rather than mathematical. Although nontechnical, the book relies on rigorous economic reasoning. In contrast to the cursory theoretical development often found in other textbooks, ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published September 9th 2011 by Mit Press
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Kyle Schroeckenthaler
Jun 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Pretty standard public economics text. Most of the examples are clear and presented graphically. It's a good intro and survey. You'll definitely want to branch out to specific topics to really think about issues.

I guess I've become kind of cynical about oversimplifications in economics that may produce a model that might not have unreasonable results, but is such an abstraction of reality that you hope no one is actually using them to make policy.
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Dec 21, 2014 marked it as to-read
I wonder if this is one of those books where everyone wants to be caught having on them but never actually reads.
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