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Measuring Detroit’s Economic Progress with the DEAI
This article explains what the Detroit Economic Activity Index (DEAI) tells us about Detroit’s economic progress as of late 2019. Although the rate of progress had slowed some since 2016, the city continued to make headway last year in its recovery from bankruptcy.In a previous Chicago Fed Letter,1 we introduced the DEAI to show that Detroit was doing better in late 2016 than in late 2014, when it exited bankruptcy. According to the DEAI, there were signs of increasing private investment, higher employment, lower unemployment, rising incomes, and improving real estate values in December ...
Tracking Detroit’s Economic Recovery After Bankruptcy with a New Index
This article presents evidence that Detroit?s economy is doing noticeably better than before the city filed for bankruptcy in July 2013. In order to track the city?s economic recovery following its bankruptcy, we use a new index that quantifies Detroit?s overall economic performance from 1998 to the present.