Blending knowledge from a variety of disciplines with a strong analytical approach, John P Blair presents an accessible and jargon-free text offering extensive coverage of economic concepts and the new market forces at work today in local economic development. Topics addressed include: regional growth and development; land use; metropolitan government and finance; housing; economic development strategies; and neighbourhood development.
John P. Blair is a Professor of Economics at Wright State University where he teaches courses in urban economics and local economic development. He received a Ph. D. from West Virginia University. He has served as a consultant for a variety of state and local governments as well as private agencies. He has written numerous books and articles about urban issues and public policies. Blair's academic articles have appeared in such journals as Land Economics, Growth and Change, and Economic Development Quarterly.