John Miron , Emeritus Professor

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Home Campus:
U of T Scarborough

PhD:
University of Toronto (1974)

Other Degrees:
MSc University of Toronto (1972)
MA University of Pennsylvania (1970)
BA Queen's University (1969)

Contact Information:

Phone:    (416) 287-7287
Location: CUCC
Email: john.miron@utoronto.ca

Research Interests:

  • Location theory
  • Migration and regional economic growth
  • Demographic change and housing demand

Call For Students:

I am interested in how transportation within cities shapes, and is shaped by, the conduct of ordinary life (the life of production and the life of the family) in general, and the pursuit of the good life in particular. I welcome students interested in urban transportation who focus on (1) purposeful activity of individuals and organizations (e.g, households and firms) either in pursuit of the good life and other objectives or on (2) coping with transportation not well suited to them. I also welcome students interested in the design of transportation systems that might better enable ordinary life and the “good life”.

Selected Publications:

Refereed Articles

  • Miron, JR. 2015. The economic experiences of immigrants in Canada and the United States. In Teixeira, C, & Li, W (eds.), The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in US and Canadian Cities. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 207-­‐225.
  • Miron, JR. 2004. Housing Demand, Coping Strategy, and Selection Bias. Growth and Change 35(2). 220-261.
  • Miron, JR. 2002. Löschian spatial competition in an emerging retail industry. Geographical Analysis 34(1), 34‐61.
  • Miron, JR. 2001. Business cycle and homogeneity in the residential built environment: Canada, 1986-­‐1996. Urban Geography 22(2), 154‐174.
  • Miron, JR. 1999. Enumeration Area (EA) circles: a new accounting of neighborhood environments in Canada. Urban Geography 20(1), 31‐45.
  • Miron, JR, & Lo, L. 1997. A selection bias approach to destination choice. Geographical Analysis 29(2), 14­168.
  • Miron, JR. 1996. Affordability and the demand for separate accommodation. Environment and Planning A 28, 1997-2020.
  • Miron, JR. 1995. Place to place rent comparisons among Canadian cities. Geographical Analysis 27(2). 116-136.
  • Miron, JR. 1995. Private rental housing: the Canadian Experience. Urban Studies 32(3). 579‐604.
  • Miron, JR. 1990. Security of tenure, costly tenants, and rent regulation. Urban Studies 27(2), 167-184.
  • Miron, JR. 1989. Household formation, affordability, and housing policy. Population Research and Policy Review 8, 55-77.
  • Miron, JR. 1983. A replacement model of metropolitan expansion. Geographical Analysis 15, 107-127.
  • Miron, JR. 1982. Centrifugal relocation and back commuting from the metropolitan fringe. Journal of Transport Economics and Policy 16, 239-­‐257.
  • Miron, JR, and Skarke, P. 1981. Non‐price information and price sustainability in the Koopmans-­‐Beckmann problem.
  • Miron, JR. 1979. Migration and urban economic growth. Regional Science and Urban Economics 9, 159‐183.
  • Miron, JR. 1978a. Dualistic spatial equilibrium and technical change. Journal of Regional Science 18, 337‐355.
  • Miron, JR. 1978. Job search perspectives on migration behaviour. Environment and Planning A, 10, 519‐535.
  • Miron, JR. 1978. Nucleated suburbanisation in a competitive market economy. Urban Studies 15, 223-229.
  • Miron, JR. 1975. Access, economic growth, and spatial dispersion. Journal of Regional Science 15, 151-164.
  • Miron, JR. 1973. On the estimation of a partial adjustment model with autocorrelated errors. International Economic Review 14, 653‐656.

Book Chapters

  • Miron, JR. 2001. Toronto. Beckel, L. (ed.), Megacities: the European Space Agency’s Contribution to a Better Understanding of a Global Challenge. Vienna, Austria: GEOSPACE Verlag. pp. 216-221.
  • Miron, JR. 2000. Cities as Real Estate. Bunting, T, and Filion, P. (eds.), Canadian Cities in Transition. 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press, pp 154-172.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. View from the door: a GIS study of neighbourhood environment. In Grafmeyer, Y, and Dansereau, F. (eds.), Trajectoires Familiales et Espaces de Vie en Milieu Urbain. Lyons. Presses Universitaires de Lyons. pp. 121-151.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Building cycle. Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. pp 36-­37.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. pp. 39­‐40.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Capital gain. Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. pp 40-41.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Carrying costs. Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. p. 41.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Common interest development. Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. pp. 61‐62.
  • Miron  JR. 1998. Development permit. . Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. p.118.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Do it yourself. Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. pp 123-124.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Growing equity mortgage. Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. p. 202.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Housing completions. Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. p.261-262.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Housing demand. Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. p. 272-273.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Housing price. Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. pp. 290-292.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Housing shortage. Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. pp.292-293.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Housing starts. Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. pp. 293-294.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Housing supply. Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. pp. 299-300.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Lease. Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. pp. 324-325.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Maintenance. Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. p. 346-347.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Market segmentation. Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. pp. 353-354.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Price-level adjusted mortgage. Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. p. 427.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Security deposit. Van Vliet–, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. pp. 522-523.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Setback requirements. Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. p.531.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Shared appreciation mortgage. Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. p. 531.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Size of unit. Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. pp. 541-542.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Space standards. Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. p. 551.
  • Miron, JR. 1998. Subdivision controls. Van Vliet, W. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Housing. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. p.562.
  • Miron, JR. 1997. Improving national housing surveys: a choice-theoretic framework. Després, C, and Piché, D. Eds. Housing Surveys: Advances in Theory and Methods. Centre de recherche en aménagement et développement, Université Laval. 59-71. OCLC 43630537
  • Miron, JR. 1993. Chapter 1: on progress in housing Canadians. Miron, JR. (ed). House, Home, and Community: Progress in Housing Canadians. 1945-1986. McGill-Queen’s University Press and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. pp 7-21.
  • Miron, JR. 1993. Chapter 2: demographic and economic factors in housing demand. Miron, JR. (ed). House, Home, and Community: Progress in Housing Canadians. 1945-1986. McGill-Queen’s University Press and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. pp 22-40.
  • Miron, JR. 1993. Chapter 21: lessons learned From Canada’s postwar housing experience. Miron, JR. (ed). House, Home, and Community: Progress in Housing Canadians. 1945-1986. McGill-Queen’s University Press and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. pp 353-370.
  • Miron, JR. 1993. Appendix A: glossary. Miron, JR. (ed). House, Home, and Community: Progress in Housing Canadians. 1945-1986. McGill-Queen’s University Press and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. pp 391-410.
  • Miron, JR. 1993. Appendix B: key event chronology. Miron, JR. (ed). House, Home, and Community: Progress in Housing Canadians. 1945-1986. McGill-Queen’s University Press and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. pp 411- 418.
  • Miron, JR. 1993. Demography, living arrangement, and the residential geography of Canadian Cities. Bourne, LS, and Ley, D. (eds.), The Changing  Social Geography of Canadian Cities. McGill-Queen’s University Press. pp 76-102.
  • Miron, JR. 1984. Spatial autocorrelation in regression analysis: a beginner’s guide. Gaile, GL, and Wilmott, CJ (eds.), Spatial Statistics and Models. D. Reidel Publishing Company. 201-222.
  • Miron, JR. 1982. Economic equilibrium in urban land use. Bourne, LS. (ed.), Internal Structure of the City: Readings on Urban Form, Growth, and Policy. 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press. 124-136.
  • Miron, JR. 1976. City size and land rents in a closed model of urban spatial structure. Papageorgiou, GJ, (ed.), Mathematical  Land Use Theory. Lexington. 79-95.
  • Miron, JR. 1974. Long-range employment forecasting for the Toronto Metropolitan Region. Bourne, LS, & Simmons, JW. (eds.) Urban Futures for Central Canada: Perspectives on Forecasting Urban Growth and Form. University of Toronto Press. 79-94. ISBN 02021441 0802062431 OCLC 1054050.

Books

  • Miron, JR. 2017. The Organization of Cities: Initiative, Ordinary Life, and the Good Life. Cham, Switzerland: Springer In-ternational Publishing. lx, 537 pp.
  • Miron, JR. 2010. The Geography of Competition: Prices, Firms, and Localization. Springer Science+Business Media. ISBN 978‐1-4419-5625-5. e-­‐ISBN 978-1-4419-5626-2. xxiv, 456 pp.
  • Miron, JR. (ed.) 1993. Habitation et milieu de vie: l’évolution du logement au Canada, 1945 à 1986. McGill University Press and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. ISBN 0773511210. OCLC 29597318. French translation of 1993b.Miron, JR. (ed). 1993. House, Home, and Community: Progress in Housing Canadians, 1945–1986 . McGill–Queen’s University Press and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. 454 p. ISBN 0773511210 OCLC 66149051.
  • Miron, JR. 1988. Housing in Postwar Canada: Demographic Change, Household Formation and Housing Demand. Montréal: McGill–Queen’s Press. 309 p. ISBN 0773506144. OCLC 19513816.
  • Miron, JR, & Cullingworth, JB. 1983. Rent Control: Impacts on Income Distribution, Affordability, and Security of Tenure. Toronto: Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto. 189 p. OCLC 10530226.
  • Miron, JR. 2010. The Geography of Competition: Prices, Firms, and Localization. Springer Science+Business Media. ISBN 978-1-4419-5625‐5. e-ISBN 978-1-4419‐5626-2. xxiv, 456 pp.