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Unlocking the Potential of Post-Industrial Cities
As urban economists, we are interested in everything that affects the economic well-being of people, businesses, and neighborhoods in cities. Cities are exciting and dynamic places where diverse groups of people benefit from close interaction. However, cities...
Downward Mobility - Q&A with author Katherine Binhammer
Katherine Binhammer answers questions about her new book Downward Mobility: The Form of Capital and the Sentimental Novel. Your book on downward mobility in eighteenth-century literature was published right before a pandemic-induced recession. How might...
Movable Markets: Food Wholesaling in the Twentieth-Century City
Movable Markets is the untold story of the evolutionary movement of the wholesale marketplace for fresh food in the United States from central produce districts to planned industrial parks on the urban periphery. Whereas food histories have traditionally...
Reading the Market in the Age of the Flash Crash
On 6 October 2016 the British pound fell 6 per cent in the space of just a few minutes of electronic trading. Just as quickly, sterling regained most of its value, but the scare caused the new Chancellor of the Exchequer to warn that the road to Brexit might...