Originally published in 1972. Hoover’s first publication, his doctoral dissertation, set the stage for a life-long preoccupation with spatial economics from when it was a relatively new field. His work developed the subject and lead him into the area of regional economics, in which he became well known for his contributions to the New York Metropolitan Region Study. In this book his colleagues and a host of former students and admirers present chapters written within his areas of interest in honor of his work, at the end of his academic career, during which he mostly taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh.
1. Resistance to the Wired City Harold J. Barnett 2. The Spatial Dimension of the Economy as a Social Outcome: Some Theoretical and Empirical Issues James L. Barr and Charles L. Leven 3. Federalism and Regional Policy Jesse Burkhead 4. The Economy of the Central City: An Appraisal Benjamin Chinitz 5. The Demography of Constantly Changing Birth Rates Ansley Coale 6. High Fertility Impairs Credit Worthiness of Developing Nations Stephen Enke 7. Thünen, Weber and the Spatial Structure of the Nineteenth Century City Raymond L. Fales and Leon N. Moses 8. Directions for Metropolitan Policy Joseph L. Fisher and Leon N. Moses 9. Externalities and Urban Decision Making Britton Harris 10. Policy Location Games: Some Applications of Location Theory to Political Decision-Making Walter Isard and Tony Smith 11. Population Policy, Welfare, and Regional Development Ira S. Lowry 12. Regional and Interregional Input-Output Models: A Reappraisal William H. Miernyk 13. On Health, Population Change, and Economic Development Mark Perlman 14. National urban Policy: Stage 1: Building and Foundation Harvey S. Perloff 15. Fertility and the Business Cycle Pinhass Schwinger 16. Place Prosperity and People Prosperity: The Delineation of Optimum Policy Areas
Reissuing works originally published between 1952 and 1991, this collection presents a wide-ranging set of excellent texts across economics, geography, urban studies, planning, politics and industrial studies. Addressing problems and policy, development and demographics, these books together form a wealth of research and debate. Some volumes address specific areas such as industrialization, housing, property, city-systems, de-centralization, employment or rural resources. Other volumes present case studies in Australia, Britain, underdeveloped countries, South Africa and the USA while some are fully international in representation. Given the recent economic shifts around the world, this timely collection is an incredibly useful resource.