Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs: 2003

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Designed to reach a wide audience of scholars and policymakers, this series contains studies on urban sprawl, crime, taxes, education, poverty, and related subjects.

"This journal will set the tone for urban economics for the coming decades. It will play a major role not only in academia, but also in ensuring that we have better urban economic policy."—George Akerlof, University of California, Berkeley

Contents include:

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The Geography of Inequality in the United States, 1950-2000
Douglas S. Massey and Mary J. Fischer (University of Pennsylvania)

Getting Inside Accountability: Lessons from Chicago
Brian A. Jacob (Kennedy School of Government)

School Accountability Ratings and Housing Values
Thomas J. Kane, Douglas O. Staiger, and Gavin Samms

Public School Finance and Urban School Policy: General vs Partial Equilibrium Analysis
Thomas Nechyba

Catching Cheating Teachers: The Results of an Unusual Experiment in Implementing Theory
Brian A. Jacob and Steven D. Levitt

Local Variation in Land Use Regulations
Bengte Evenson and William C. Wheaton