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Misbehavioral Urban Economics


  • Marcus Berliant


Applications of the framework of behavioral economics to questions arising from urban economics are discussed. Directions for future research are outlined. Copyright (c) 2009, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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  • Marcus Berliant, 2010. "Misbehavioral Urban Economics," Journal of Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 50(1), pages 93-101.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jregsc:v:50:y:2010:i:1:p:93-101

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    1. Cardoso, Rodrigo V. & Meijers, Evert J. & van Ham, Maarten & Burger, Martijn J. & de Vos, Duco, 2017. "The City as a Self-Help Book: The Psychology of Urban Promises," IZA Discussion Papers 10693, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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    • C90 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - General
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population


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