Urban Economics

Urban economics is a sub-field of economics that refers to the economic analysis of cities, and touches on a broad range of topics, such as housing, transportation, land use, the cost and benefit of cities and urbanization, or the provision of local public goods like education. Several recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics have been interested in urban issues, including Paul Samuelson, Bob Solow, Bob Lucas, Bill Vickrey, Joe Stiglitz and Paul Krugman.

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