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1400 Governments

The Political Economy of the New York Metropolitan Region

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674594012

Publication Date: 01/01/1961

267 pages

12 charts, 21 tables


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The purpose of this volume—rarely attempted before—is to relate systematically the workings of urban government to the workings of the economic system. Robert Wood shows how population and economic activities analyzed in other NYMRS volumes are influenced by the Region’s 1,467 governments. Differentiating “public sector” from “private sector,” he analyzes the public sector in terms of two great systems that manage it—“local governments” and “regional enterprises” (like the Port of New York Authority). Vladimir Almendinger provides an ingenious application of factor analysis to the study of municipal finance.

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