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Product Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press (September 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262016362
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262016360
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #226,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is a very nice presentation of basic urban material. Brueckner has a great talent for taking complex ideas and models and putting them in readily accessible frameworks that capture the key points. Moreover he uses simple examples to illustrate the issues. The material should be accessible to advanced undergraduates and will provide insights for graduate students as well.

(J Vernon Henderson, Eastman Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Economics and Urban Studies, Brown University)

Jan Brueckner's lucid Lectures on Urban Economics is a rigorous, but non-technical, analysis of the major topics in the field. The lectures survey topics of broad appeal to students, and they provide just enough detail--clear diagrams and tightly written prose--to support a definitive analysis. This slim volume has the hallmark of an excellent undergraduate text.

(John Quigley, I. Donald Turner Distinguished Professor and Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley)

Overall, this book does an excellent job of surveying the theory of urban economics. It does so cleanly, neatly, concisely, and about as simply as possible, making it accessible to a wide audience.

(David Albouy Journal of Regional Science)

About the Author

Jan K. Brueckner is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Irvine, and former editor of the Journal of Urban Economics.

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Jan K. Brueckner is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Irvine. He received an A.B. from UC Berkeley in 1972 and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1976, and was a long-time faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before coming to UCI in 2005. He has served as visiting professor at UC Santa Barbara and UC San Diego, and has been a visiting scholar at many foreign universities.

Brueckner has published extensively in the areas of urban economics, public economics, housing finance, and the economics of the airline industry. He served as editor of the Journal of Urban Economics for 16 years and is currently a member of the editorial boards of 6 journals. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, many of the major airlines, and other organizations. For more information, see his personal website at

http://www.socsci.uci.edu/~jkbrueck/

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dennis Hanseman on March 13, 2012
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Jan Brueckner's LECTURES ON URBAN ECONOMICS is an excellent introduction to the subject for anyone with a background in intermediate microeconomics. As Vernon Henderson (back cover endorsement) points out, Brueckner "... has a great talent for taking complex ideas and models an putting them in readily accessible frameworks that capture the key points."
The book contains chapters on urban spatial structure (4), transportation, housing (2), local public goods, pollution, crime, and urban quality of life measurement. The author admits that "the book contains very little purely descriptive or factual material of the kind usually found in textbooks." That said, it seems very up-to-date and even provides a basic analysis of the housing market implosion of recent years.
To sum up, this is a very thoughtfully organized and clearly written introduction to the key elements of urban economic theory.
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It is a very simple textbook on urban economics . It attempts to explain very complex ideas in very easy manner.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Camilo Acosta Mejia on February 14, 2013
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I have found this book an excelent introduction to Urban Economics. It gives the basic concepts of this area of economics and it lets you understand better some more advanced papers that appear in the literature.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Juan Sayago Gomez on February 2, 2013
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This book has a good presentation of the main topics in urban economics. The author used good examples and is very clear.
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