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- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities. America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly . . . or are they? In this revelatory book, Edward Glaeser, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are actually the healthiest,... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.39
Understanding the modern city and the powerful forces within it is the life?s work of Harvard urban economist Edward Glaeser, who at forty is hailed as one of the world?s most exciting urban thinkers. Travelling from city to city, speaking to planners and politicians across the world, he uncovers questions large and small whose answers are both counterintuitive... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2011; US$ 12.72
In 2009, for the first time in history, more than half the world's population lived in cities. In a time when family, friends and co-workers are a call, text, or email away, 3.3 billion people on this planet still choose to crowd together in skyscrapers, high-rises, subways and buses. Not too long ago, it looked like our cities were dying, but in fact... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 25.00
Not-for-profit organizations play a critical role in the American economy. In health care, education, culture, and religion, we trust not-for-profit firms to serve the interests of their donors, customers, employees, and society at large. We know that such firms don't try to maximize profits, but what do they maximize? This book attempts to answer... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 45.00
When firms and people are located near each other in cities and in industrial clusters, they benefit in various ways, including by reducing the costs of exchanging goods and ideas. One might assume that these benefits would become less important as transportation and communication costs fall. Paradoxically, however, cities have become increasingly... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 39.00
Despite recent corporate scandals, the United States is among the world?s least corrupt nations. But in the nineteenth century, the degree of fraud and corruption in America approached that of today?s most corrupt developing nations, as municipal governments and robber barons alike found new ways to steal from taxpayers and swindle investors. In ... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 26.99
In this this timely study of the different approaches of America and Europe to the problems of domestic inequality and poverty, the authors describe just how different the two continents are in the level of State engagement in the redistribution of income. They discuss various possible economic and sociological explanations for the difference, including... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 110.00
Conventional wisdom held that housing prices couldn?t fall. But the spectacular boom and bust of the housing market during the first decade of the twenty-first century and millions of foreclosed homeowners have made it clear that housing is no different from any other asset in its ability to climb and crash. ... more...