Urban economics

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Updated: Aug 20, 2021

The study of the economics of urban areas. This includes the factors making for the growth first of towns and then of metropolitan areas, including complementarity between industries and the attraction of proximity to markets. It also covers the special problems of conurbations, including congestion and pollution.

Reference: Oxford Press Dictonary of Economics, 5th edt.



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