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Testing charter cities: Can new cities with better rules accelerate economic growth in Honduras and other developing nations?

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Econ Focus , Volume 16 , Issue 2Q/3Q , Pages 20-23

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The end of nowhere: what can ghost towns teach us about saving small communities?

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Econ Focus , Volume 15 , Issue 3Q , Pages 20-23

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Economic history: On the waterfront : two million immigrants entered the United States via Baltimore in the 19th century

Econ Focus , Volume 10 , Issue Sum , Pages 41-43

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Stability, credibility : D.C. makes fiscal progress

Econ Focus , Volume 11 , Issue Fall , Pages 10-11

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F.Y.I. measuring state and local fiscal capacities in the Southeast

Economic Review , Issue Sep , Pages 36-46

Working Paper
A productivity model of city crowdedness

Population density varies widely across U.S. cities. A simple, static general equilibrium model suggests that moderate-sized differences in cities? total factor productivity can account for such variation. Nevertheless, the productivity required to sustain above-average population densities considerably exceeds estimates of the increase in productivity caused by such high density. In contrast, increasing returns to scale may be able to sustain multiple equilibria at below-average population densities.
Research Working Paper , Paper RWP 06-06

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District digest: Economic trends across the region

Article by Ann Macheras and Jack Blackwood, "Dimensions and drivers of metro area growth: how do Fifth district metros stack up?"
Econ Focus , Volume 16 , Issue 2Q/3Q , Pages 44-47; 48-51

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Dollars for Dell : incentives help lure company to Winston-Salem

Econ Focus , Volume 9 , Issue Win , Pages 9

Discussion Paper
Reinvigorating Springfield's economy: lessons from resurgent cities

As part of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's commitment to supporting efforts to revitalize the economy of Springfield, Massachusetts, this paper analyzes the economic development approaches of other mid-sized manufacturing-oriented cities during the past half century. From among a comparison group of 25 municipalities that were similar to Springfield in 1960, the study identifies 10 "resurgent cities" that have made substantial progress in improving living standards for their residents, and that are recognized as vital communities in a broader sense by experts on urban economic ...
Public Policy Discussion Paper , Paper 09-6

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A simple model of city crowdedness

Population density varies widely across U.S. cities. A calibrated general equilibrium model in which productivity and quality-of-life differ across locations can account for such variation. Individuals derive utility from consumption of a traded good, a nontraded good, leisure, and quality-of-life. The traded and nontraded goods are produced by combining mobile labor, mobile capital, and non-mobile land. An eight-fold increase in population density requires an approximate 50 percent productivity differential or an approximate 20 percent compensating differential. A thirty-two-fold increase in ...
Research Working Paper , Paper RWP 04-12

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