Originally published in 1965, Margolis brings together a wide variety of papers on a multitude of subjects relating to the urban public economy presented at the second conference on urban public expenditures in 1964. This collection covers issues such as criteria for decision-making in urban public spending, public and private supply and the political and voting behaviour of urban economies in order to contribute to the development of new analytical models and techniques as well as to disseminate findings of research results to a larger audience. This title will be of interest to those studying Environmental studies and Economics as well as professionals.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. A model of Economic and Political Decision Making 2. Long-run Welfare Criteria 3. Public and Private Interaction under Reciprocal Externality 4. Voting Behavior on Municipal Public Expenditures: a Study in Rationality and Self-interest 5. Emprirical Evidence of Political Influence upon the Expenditure Policies of Public Schools 6. Majority Voting and Alternative Forms of Public Enterprise 7.Urban Transportation Parables 8. Rationalizing Decisions in the Quality Management of Water Supply in Urban-Industrial Areas 9. Geographic Spillover Effects and the Allocation of Resources to Education 10. Spatial Externalities in Urban Public Expenditures: A Case Study 11. The Role of Cost-Benefit Analysis in the Public Sector of Metropolitan Areas.