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The location quotient as an estimator of industrial concentration
We construct the location quotient (LQ) from a discrete data generating process and formally test its statistical properties. First, we show that the LQ is typically unbiased, but exhibits finiteExpand
Agglomeration within an urban area
This paper utilizes a newly created index for colocalization to estimate the determinants of industrial agglomeration within a single urban area. Our new index directly incorporates the location ofExpand
Intergenerational conflict and the political economy of higher education funding
Abstract We examine how a population's age distribution and a growing divide between the ethnic composition of older and young generations is likely to affect support for higher education funding.Expand
The Effect of Property Taxes on Location Decisions:Evidence from the Market for Vacation Homes
The Tiebout model assumes that individuals 'vote with their feet' and choose to locate in the jurisdiction which best matches their fiscal preferences. In this paper, we test Tiebout's votingExpand
Valuing Curb Appeal
We recover the value of curb appeal in residential housing by using photos obtained from Google Street View, a deep learning classification algorithm and a variety of hedonic controls. We show thatExpand
A nonparametric test for industrial specialization
We introduce a non-parametric microdata based test for industrial specialization and apply it to a single urban area. Our test employs establishment densities for specific industries, a populationExpand
The Impact of Uber and Lyft on Taxi Service Quality: Evidence from New York City
Using detailed trip-level taxi and for-hire-vehicle data and new incident-level complaints data, we study how the entry of Uber and Lyft has affected the quality of taxi services in New York City. InExpand
Localization and Co-Localization within an Urban Area
Urban economists hypothesize that industrial diversity matters for urban growth and development, but metrics for empirically testing this relationship are limited to simple concentration metricsExpand
Machine Learning, Architectural Styles and Property Values
This paper couples a traditional hedonic model with architectural style classifications from human experts and machine learning (ML) enabled classifiers to estimate sales price premia overExpand
Measuring Agglomeration: Which Estimator Should We Use?
With the tremendous growth of research in industrial agglomeration has come increased complexity in the construction of a `better' measure of agglomeration. The research presented here tests theExpand