Reading List

Pingree's Potato Patch
Studying the Economics of Detroit

This list contains articles culled from online journal indexes which I want to read, along with any books that I run across that seem germaine. The most worthwhile ones will get summarized as blog postings, and the conclusions worked into some sort of framework as one becomes evident.


Following a Panel of Stayers: Length of Stay, Tenure Choice, and Housing Demand
Allen C. Goodman; Journal of Housing Economics, vol. 12, no. 2, June 2003, pp. 106-33


Assessing High House Prices
Bubbles, Fundamentals and Misperceptions:Charles Himmelberg; Christopher Mayer; Todd Sinai; The Journal of Economic Perspectives'', Vol. 19, No. 4. (Autumn, 2005), pp. 67-92.
Central Cities and Housing Supply: Growth and Decline in US Cities
Allen C. Goodman; Journal of Housing Economics, vol. 14, no. 4, December 2005, pp. 315-35
Did the Death of Distance Hurt Detroit and Help New York?
Glaeser, Edward L; Ponzetto, Giacomo A M;National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, NBER Working Papers: 13710, 2007
Economic Deprivation and Environmental Inequality in Postindustrial Detroit: A Comparison of Landfill and Superfund Site Locations
Chad L. Smith; Organization Environment 2007; 20; 25
The Economic Aftermath of the 1960s Riots in American Cities: Evidence from Property Values
Collins, William; Margo, Robert; Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University, Working Papers: 0410, 2004
The Effect of Detroit's Living Wage Law on Nonprofit Organizations
Reynolds, David; Vortkamp, Jean;Economic Development Quarterly, vol. 19, no. 1, February 2005, pp. 45-61
Job Information Networks, Neighborhood Effects, and Inequality
Yannis M. Ioannides; Linda Datcher Loury; Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 42, No. 4. (Dec., 2004), pp. 1056-1093.
Economic Versus Natural Disasters: If Detroit Had a Hurricane...
Laura A. Reese; Economic Development Quarterly 2006; 20; 219
Metropolitan-Specific Estimates of the Price Elasticity of Supply of Housing, and Their Sources
Richard K. Green; Stephen Malpezzi; Stephen K. Mayo; The American Economic Review > Vol. 95, No. 2, Papers and Proceedings of the One Hundred Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association, Philadelphia, PA, January 7-9, 2005 (May, 2005), pp. 334-339
Moving to the Suburbs
Do Relocating Companies Leave Their Black Employees behind?:Jeffrey S. Zax; John F. Kain; Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 14, No. 3. (Jul., 1996), pp. 472-504.
Progressive Reform, Gender and Institutional Structure: A Critical Analysis of Citizen Participation in Detroit's Community Development Corporations (CDCs)
Silverman, Robert Mark; Urban Studies, vol. 40, no. 13, December 2003, pp. 2731-50
Sources of Variation in Regional Economies
Bhattacharya, Radha; Annals of Regional Science, vol. 37, no. 2, June 2003, pp. 291-302
White Flight or Flight from Poverty?
Jego, Charles; Roehner, Bertrand M; Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, vol. 1, no. 1, May 2006, pp. 75-87
Why Is Central Paris Rich and Downtown Detroit Poor? An Amenity-Based Theory
Jan K. Bruecknera; Jacques-François Thisseb; Yves Zenou; European Economic Review, Volume 43, Issue 1, 10 January 1999, Pages 91-107 NOTE - Also published in Recent Developments in Urban and Regional Economics, 2005.
Workers' Education, Spillovers, and Productivity: Evidence from Plant-Level Production Functions
Enrico Moretti; The American Economic Review > Vol. 94, No. 3 (Jun., 2004), pp. 656-690


Detroit Divided
By Reynolds Farley, Sheldon Danziger, and Harry J. Holzer. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2000. Pp. 309. $34.95. ISBN 0-87154-243-9. JEL 2001-021 1
The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit
Thomas J. Sugrue. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996. Pp. xviii, 375. $35.00
Whose Detroit? Politics, Labor, and Race in a Modern American City
Heather Ann Thompson. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2001. Pp viii, 295. $29.95

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