Shannon Sweeney

Cory Yemen

Dissertation Topic/Title: The Urban Productivity Premium: An Occupation Based Approach to Modeling an Agglomerative Force.


Advisor: Mike Lahr


Previous Degrees: BA, Virginia Tech; MCP, University of Pennsylvania


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Research Interest

Since my introduction to the provocative and contentious Rise of the Creative Class I have been interested in how occupational endowments affect cities’ economic growth and development.  Within this area specifically, I enjoy formalizing the implied mechanics in endogenous growth models.


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