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Commentary on "Urban colossus: why is New York America's largest city?"


  • J. Vernon Henderson


This article is commentary on a paper presented at a conference organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in April 2005, "Urban Dynamics in New York City." The goal of the conference was threefold: to examine the historical transformations of the engine-of-growth industries in New York and distill the main determinants of the city's historical dominance as well as the challenges to its continued success; to study the nature and evolution of immigration flows into New York; and to analyze recent trends in a range of socioeconomic outcomes, both for the general population and recent immigrants more specifically.

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  • J. Vernon Henderson, 2005. "Commentary on "Urban colossus: why is New York America's largest city?"," Economic Policy Review, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, issue Dec, pages 25-27.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fednep:y:2005:i:dec:p:25-27:n:v.11no.2

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    1. Mohammad Arzaghi & J. Vernon Henderson, 2008. "Networking off Madison Avenue," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 75(4), pages 1011-1038.
    2. Yukako Ono, 2003. "Spatial organization of firms," Working Paper Series WP-03-30, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
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