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.

chapter 1|36 pages

Resistance to the Wired City

ByHarold J. Barnett

chapter 2|24 pages

The Spatial Dimension of the Economy as a Social Outcome: Some Theoretical and Empirical Issues

ByJames L. Barr, Charles L. Leven*

chapter 3|18 pages

Federalism and Regional Policy

ByJesse Burkhead*

chapter 4|19 pages

The Economy of the Central City: An Appraisal

ByBenjamin Chinitz

chapter 5|24 pages

The Demography of Constantly Changing Birth Rates

ByAnsley Coale

chapter 6|14 pages

High Fertility Impairs Credit Worthiness of Developing Nations

ByStephen Enke*

chapter 7|32 pages

Thünen, Weber and the Spatial Structure of the Nineteenth Century City

ByRaymond L. Fales, Leon N. Moses

chapter 8|23 pages

Directions for Metropolitan Policy

ByJoseph L. Fisher, Lowdon Wingo

chapter 9|17 pages

Externalities and Urban Decision-Making

ByBritton Harris

chapter 10|22 pages

Policy Location Games: Some Applications of Location Theory to Political Decision Making*

ByWalter Isard, Tony E. Smith

chapter 11|29 pages

Population Policy, Welfare, and Regional Development

ByIra s. Lowry

chapter 12|30 pages

Regional and Interregional Input-Output Models: A Reappraisal

ByWilliam H. Miernyk

chapter 13|18 pages

On Health, Population Change, and Economic Development

ByMark Perlman

chapter 14|21 pages

National Urban Policy: Stage I: Building the Foundation

ByHarvey S. Perloff

chapter 15|26 pages

Fertility and the Business Cycle

ByPinhas Shwinger

chapter |5 pages

Publications of Edgar M. Hoover

Edited ByMark Perlman, Charles J. Leven, Benjamin Chinitz