Tag Archives: Economic Geography

Go West Young Man: Population Share Growth in the US 1980-2010

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The Benefits of High Productivity

Higher productivity lowers effective labor costs and makes the US a more attractive place for businesses to locate. This idea is important to keep in mind when thinking about the President’s push for more FDI and (productivity enhancing) infrastructure investment. … Continue reading

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Is New York as Expensive as You Think?

Catherine Rampell has an interesting piece on this issue that is worth reading. It  highlights research from Jessie Handbury, who makes three points in a recent paper: First, I find that there are large differences in how high- and low-income households … Continue reading

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