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This paper provides a synthesis of the state of knowledge on the economics of skyscrapers. First, we document how vertical urban growth has gained pace over the course of the 20th century. Second, we lay out a simple the...Read more...
Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Jason Barr
7 July 2020
We analyze the determinants of building heights in Chicago by combining a micro-geographic data set on tall buildings with a unique panel of land prices covering 140 years. Consistent with the predictions of classic urba...Read more...
Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Daniel P. McMillen
14 July 2015