Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs 2009 by Gary Burtless, Janet Rothenberg Pack

By Gary Burtless, Janet Rothenberg Pack

Designed to arrive a large viewers of students and policymakers, the Brookings-Wharton Papers on city Affairs is an annual sequence that serves as a discussion board for state-of-the-art, obtainable learn on city coverage. The editors search to combine broader examine into the city coverage dialogue via bringing city reports students including economists and researchers learning topics with vital city implications.In this factor, papers study a number of matters which are correct to city economics: —the results of task place in an city sector on residential selection styles —the influence of race, ethnicity, and gender on personal loan lending —the results of city features at the improvement of recent patentsThe quantity additionally comprises 3 papers on city improvement outdoor of the USA: —urban sprawl in Europe —rural-to-urban migration styles in Brazil —location styles of agglomeration throughout eastern towns

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10 Although we can never fully dispel the possibility that residential location precedes job choice, we argue that it is less likely to be operative among certain subgroups of the population—in particular, college graduates and recent migrants. College graduates function in a national labor market, and therefore their employment outcomes are not restricted to a narrow geographic band around where they happen to live (Wozniak 2006). Similarly, recent migrants to a metropolitan area have demonstrated their willingness to participate in a labor market that is much broader (in the geographic sense) than their immediate residential area.

Recent studies of consumer loans have amplified concerns that minorities still face disparate treatment when applying for credit. For example, Charles, Hurst, and Stephens (2008) showed that blacks pay appreciably higher rates than other borrowers when financing a new car. Some portion of the higher payments comes from a higher proportion of blacks who use more expensive finance companies, but even among borrowers with comparable risk profiles using finance companies, blacks still pay higher rates.

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