Category Archives: Economics

Jane Jacobs tops Top 100 Urban Thinkers List

From a Planetizen poll, Jane Jacobs tops the list.

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More on Verifying Exceptionalism

Yesterday, Austin Contrarian fielded three good criticisms of my scatterplot (reprinted above) comparing advanced degrees vs. median income.  From the wonky blogfather himself: My criticisms:  (1) he  should run his regression on metropolitan areas rather than municipalities because high-wage earners … Continue reading

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Austin, Are You Professional?

Entrepreneur Magazine recently ranked Austin one of America’s Top Ten cities for start-ups, a claim echoed in the local press. If you delve into the methodology Entrepreneur used to develop the rankings…well, there just isn’t one.  For a policy maker, … Continue reading

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