Cover: The Urban Impacts of Federal Policies

The Urban Impacts of Federal Policies

Vol. 2, Economic Development

Published 1977

by Roger J. Vaughan


Download eBook for Free

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 5.4 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.


Purchase Print Copy

 Format Price
Add to Cart Paperback180 pages $30.00

One of four reports examining the urban effects of federal policies. This report establishes a conceptual framework for policy impact analysis and reviews existing research. The various techniques for analyzing economic growth and employment location are assessed. The report also describes and evaluates empirical findings on the influence of population, labor, transportation, energy, local taxes, and public services. Federal policies that affect urban economic development through their influence on demand are distinguished from those that influence the price and availability of factors of production. Taking all these factors into consideration, the report recommends directions for future research.

This report is part of the RAND report series. The report was a product of RAND from 1948 to 1993 that represented the principal publication documenting and transmitting RAND's major research findings and final research.

This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit

RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.