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Upwardly mobile: are you living in the wrong city?

Overman, Henry G. ORCID: 0000-0002-3525-7629 (2012) Upwardly mobile: are you living in the wrong city? Spatial Economics Research Centre Blog (10 Apr 2012). Website.

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I'm not a big fan of city-rankings. Part of the problem is the the most simple rankings usually only consider one or two aspects of cities, which don't capture the complex trade-off faced by households and firms. In contrast, once you consider a lot of factors, you need to somehow collapse these down to get one index. Then the problem is what weight should you give to each of the factors?

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Additional Information: © 2012 The Author(s)
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Centre for Economic Performance
What Works Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 09:22
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2023 23:34

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