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Consumer City

  • Edward L. Glaeser
  • Jed Kolko
  • Albert Saiz

Urban economics has traditionally viewed cities as having advantages in production and disadvantages in consumption. We argue that the role of urban density in facilitating consumption is extremely important and understudied. As firms become more mobile the success of cities hinges more and more on cities' role as centers of consumption. Empirically, we find that high amenity cities have grown faster than the low amenity cities. Urban rents have gone up faster than urban wages, suggesting that the demand for living in cities has risen for reasons beyond rising wages. The rise of reverse community suggests the same consumer city phenomena.

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Paper provided by Harvard - Institute of Economic Research in its series Harvard Institute of Economic Research Working Papers with number 1901.

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Date of creation: 2000
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  2. Edward L. Glaeser & David C. Mare, 1994. "Cities and Skills," NBER Working Papers 4728, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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  4. Rappaport, J., 2000. "Local Growth Empirics," Papers 23, Chicago - Graduate School of Business.
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  6. Kahn, Matthew E., 1997. "Particulate pollution trends in the United States," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 27(1), pages 87-107, February.
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