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: 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
William G. Gale is a vice president and director of the Brookings Institution's Economic Studies program, where he holds the Arjay and Frances Fearing Miller Chair in Federal Economic Policy. He is also founding codirector of the Tax Policy Center, a joint venture of the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute. Janet Rothenberg Pack is professor of business and public policy and real estate at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.