The Rise of the Skilled City

  title={The Rise of the Skilled City},
  author={Edward L. Glaeser and Albert Saiz},
  journal={Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs},
  pages={105 - 47}
For more than a century, educated cities have grown more quickly than comparable cities with less human capital. This fact survives a battery of other control variables, metropolitan area fixed effects and tests for reverse causality. We also find that skilled cities are growing because they are becoming more economically productive (relative to less skilled cities), not because these cities are becoming more attractive places to live. Most surprisingly, we find evidence suggesting that the… 

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