All posts tagged “economics

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Income sorting by city

This is a fascinating study by Issi Romem about the characteristics of cross-metropolitan migration in the United States. The key findings are that in-migrants to expensive coastal cities tend to have higher incomes and more education than the out-migrants, and that the opposite is true… Read More

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The urban wealth pendulum

Jeffrey Lin, who is an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, recently published the following chart: I found it in this Washington Post article. And it’s packed full of fascinating information. The chart compares the socioeconomic status in US cities (y-axis) against “distance… Read More