Maxwell School, Syracuse University

Housing and Commuting:
The Theory of Urban Residential Structure

an e-book
by John Yinger

 

with contributions by:

Seok Joon Choi

Sheldon Danziger

Phuong Nguyen-Hoang

Jan Ondrich

Stephen Ross

Alex Stricker

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

Exercises

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. [Published online in 2014 as doi:10.1177/1091142113520562]
   
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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