From the Back Cover
Readings in Urban Economics: Issues and Public Policy
gathers popular press articles, reviews of applied economics literature, and regression-based empirical studies to examine pressing public policy issues in urban areas. The readings extend beyond textbook economic theory and allow for a more in-depth and real-world analysis of a multitude of twenty-first-century urban concerns:
- Urban growth and urban sprawl.
- Economic development incentives.
- Race, employment, and poverty.
- Public primary and secondary education.
- Local government.
Advanced undergraduates and graduates studying urban and/or regional economics, policy, studies, affairs, and planning - as well as urban academics, practitioners, policymakers, and planners - will appreciate the editorial framework of introduction, discussion questions, samples from selected further readings, and an appendix that conveniently lists pertinent journals in applied and policy-oriented urban economics and their websites.
About the Author
Robert W. Wassmer
is Associate Professor in the Graduate Program in Public Policy and Administration at California State University, Sacramento. As Director of the system-wide California State University Faculty Fellows Applied Research Program, he heads a group of public policy consultants to the state of California. His research in urban economic development and state/local public finance has appeared in numerous prestigious journals such as the Journal of Urban Economics
and Urban Studies.
He has taught at Wayne State University's Department of Economics and College of Urban, Labor, and Metropolitan Affairs, and holds a PhD from Michigan State University.