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Modern Urban and Regional Economics

Second Edition

Philip McCann

January 2013

ISBN: 9780199582006

432 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £64.99

The second edition of this accessible text provides an integrated framework of the study of urban and regional economics. It offers a concise and up-to-date introduction to the main foundational models, principles, and theories of the subject, and uses a range of international examples to illustrate ideas.

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The second edition of this accessible text provides an integrated framework of the study of urban and regional economics. It offers a concise and up-to-date introduction to the main foundational models, principles, and theories of the subject, and uses a range of international examples to illustrate ideas.

  • The book discusses Urban and Regional economics within a coherent and integrated framework, emphasizing the importance of geographical and spatial factors
  • Model-based explanation from first principles and extensive graphic illustrations of the theories discussed make this the ideal introduction to both urban and regional economics
  • Explains both classical approaches to the subject and the latest models, allowing students to gain a thorough understanding of the basic analytical techniques, as well as the most current, state of the art thinking in the field
  • Technical appendices to each chapter allow students to follow up in more detail the main principles and theories being discussed in the text

New to this edition

  • Two new chapters on spatial data analysis and globalisation and global regions.
  • Incorporation of new research, policies and examples.
  • Online Resource Centre has been introduced to include PowerPoints and figures from the book for lecturers, and questions and cases for students.

About the Author(s)

Philip McCann, Professor of Economic Geography, Department of Economic Geography, University of Groningen

Philip McCann is a Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Groningen. He is also Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at The University of Waikato, New Zealand, and formerly Professor of Urban and Regional Economics in the Department of Economics at The University of Reading.

Table of Contents

    1:A World of Cities and Regions
    2:Industrial Location: The Location of the Firm in Theory
    3:The Spatial Distribution of Activities
    4:The Spatial Structure of the Urban Economy
    5:Regional Specialization, Trade, and Multiplier Analysis
    6:Regional and Inter-Regional Labour Market Analysis
    7:Regional Growth, Factor Allocation and Balance of Payments
    8:Cities and Regions in the Modern Global Economy
    9:Modern Urban and Regional Economic Policy Analysis

Additional Resources

Online Resource Centre

For Lecturers:
PowerPoints
Figures from the book

For Students:
Questions and cases