eBook: Housing and Commuting: The Theory of Urban Residential Structure

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An e-book
by John Yinger

With contributions by: Seok Joon Choi, Sheldon Danziger, Phuong Nguyen-Hoang,
Jan Ondrich, Stephen Ross, Alex Stricker, and Bo Zhao

Version 2.1:  September 2015

Table of Contents

Part 1.  The Basic Urban Model

Chapter 1.1. – Introduction

Chapter 1.2. – Introduction to Urban Models

Chapter 1.3. – The Basic Urban Model

Additional Reading


Part 2.  The Urban Transportation System

Chapter 2.1.S – John Yinger, “Around the Block: Urban Models with a Street Grid.Journal of Urban Economics, May 1993, pp. 305-330.

Chapter 2.2.S – John Yinger, “Bumper to Bumper: A New Approach to Congestion in an Urban Model.”  Journal of Urban Economics, November 1993, pp. 249-274.

Chapter 2.3.S – Stephen Ross and John Yinger, “Timing Equilibira in an Urban Model with Congestion.Journal of Urban Economics, May 2000, pp. 390-413.

Part 3.  Sorting and Urban Labor Markets

Chapter 3.1.P – John Yinger and Sheldon Danziger, “An Equilibrium Model of Urban Population and the Distribution of Income,” Urban Studies, May 1978, pp. 201-214.

Chapter 3.2.S – John Yinger, “City and Suburb: Urban Models with More than One Employment Center,” Journal of Urban Economics, March 1992, pp. 181-205.

Chapter 3.3. – Stephen L. Ross and John Yinger, Comparative Static Analysis of Open Urban Models with a Full Labor Market and Suburban Employment.” Regional Science and Urban Economics, October 1995, pp. 575-605.

Chapter 3.4.S – John Yinger, 2013. “The Price of Access to Jobs: Bid-Function Envelopes for Commuting Costs.” Working Paper Center for Policy Research, Syracuse University, June.

Part 4.  Racial and Ethnic Prejudice and Discrimination

Chapter 4.1. – John Yinger. “Racial Prejudice and Racial Residential Segregation in an Urban Model,” Journal of Urban Economics, October 1976, 3 (4), pp. 383-396.

Chapter 4.2. – Paul N. Courant, and John Yinger. “On Models of Racial Prejudice and Urban Residential Structure,”  Journal of Urban Economics, July 1977, 4 (3), pp. 272-291.

Chapter 4.3.J – John Yinger, “Measuring Racial Discrimination with Fair Housing Audits: Caught in the Act,”  American Economic Review, December 1986, pp. 881‑893.

Chapter 4.4.S – John Yinger, “Cash in Your Face: The Cost of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination in Housing,”  Journal of Urban Economics, November 1997, pp. 339-365.

Chapter 4.5.J – John Yinger, “Evidence on Discrimination in Consumer Markets,” Journal of Economic Perspectives, Spring 1998, pp. 23-40.

Chapter 4.6. – Jan Ondrich, Stephen L. Ross, and John Yinger, “Geography of Housing Discrimination,”  Journal of Housing Research, 2001, pp. 217-238.

Chapter 4.7.I – Jan Ondrich, Stephen L. Ross, and John Yinger. “Now You See It, Now You don’t: Why Real Estate Agents Withhold Houses from Black Customers?” Review of Economics and Statistics, November 2003, pp. 854-873

Chapter 4.8.S – Seok Joon Choi, Jan Ondrich, and John Yinger. “Do Rental Agents Discriminate Against Minority Customers?  Evidence from the 2000 Housing Discrimination Study,” Journal of Housing Economics, March 2005, pp. 1-26.

Chapter 4.9.S – Bo Zhao, Jan Ondrich, and John Yinger. “Why Do Real Estate Brokers Continue to Discriminate?  Evidence from the 2000 Housing Discrimination Study,”  Journal of Urban Economics, May 2006, pp. 394-419.

Chapter 4.10 – John Yinger. Forthcoming. “Hedonic Estimates of Neighborhood Ethnic Preferences,” Public Finance Review, Vol 44, Issue 1, pp. 22 – 51.

Part 5.  Urban Public Finance, Capitalization and Hedonics

Chapter 5.1. – Bidding and Sorting

Chapter 5.2. – Property Tax Capitalization

Chapter 5.3.J – John Yinger. “Capitalization and the Theory of Local Public Finance,” Journal of Political Economy, October 1982, pp. 917‑943.

Chapter 5.4.G – John Yinger. “Capitalization and Sorting: A Revision,” Public Finance Quarterly, April 1995, pp. 217-225.

Chapter 5.5.S – Stephen L. Ross and John Yinger. “Sorting and Voting: A Review of the Literature on Urban Public Finance,”  In Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Vol. 3, Applied Urban Economics, P. Cheshire and E.S. Mills (eds.), Amsterdam: North-Holland. 1999, pp. 2001-2060.

Chapter 5.6.S – Phuong Nguyen-Hoang and John Yinger. “The Capitalization of School Quality into House Values: A Review,” Journal of Housing Economics, March 2011, pp. 30-48.

Chapter 5.7.S – John Yinger. “Hedonic Markets and Sorting Equilibria: Bid-Function Envelopes for Public Services and Neighborhood Amenities,” Journal of Urban Economics, March 2015, pp. 9-25.

Chapter 5.8.S – John Yinger. “Hedonic Equilibria in Housing Markets: The Case of One-to-One Matching,” Journal of Housing Economics, September 2015. [Published online in 2015: doi:10.1016/j.jhe.2015.05.001.]

Chapter 5.9. – John Yinger and Phuong Nguyen-Hoang. “Hedonic Vices: Fixing Inferences about Willingness to Pay in Recent House-Value Studies.” Working Paper, Syracuse University, June 2015.

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