Tag Archives: Urban Economics

Washington just awarded the largest state tax subsidy in U.S. history

From the Washington Post: With the stroke of a pen, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) on Monday signed into law the largest corporate tax break any state has ever given to a single company. And it took just three days … Continue reading

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Macroeconomic Implications of Agglomeration

From Morris Davis, Jonas Fisher, and Toni Whited: Cities exist because of the productivity gains that arise from clustering production and workers, a process called agglomeration. How important is agglomeration for aggregate growth? This paper constructs a dynamic stochastic general … Continue reading

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Subways, Strikes, and Slowdowns: The Impacts of Public Transit on Traffic Congestion

After recent debates about BART strikes, I found this paper from Michael Anderson to be pretty interesting. Transit accounts for only 1% of U.S. passenger miles traveled but attracts strong public support. Using a simple choice model, we predict that … Continue reading

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