Teresa Garcia-Milà, Therese J. McGuire, and Wallace E. Oates discuss many facets of the US fiscal federal governance the role this structure has played in the development of the country.
Xavier Cuadras Morató and Toni Rodon question whether the increase in support for independence in Catalonia is a by-product of the Great Recession.
Are American-style megacities or European-style urban networks the best development path for urbanizing countries like China? Can Europe’s relatively smaller cities compete with the world’s megacities by improving the transportation and communication links between them? Edward Glaeser, Giacomo Ponzetto, and Yimei Zou develop a theory of the flow of ideas within and between cities and discuss the factors that may favor consolidation into a dominant megalopolis over the balanced growth of a network of smaller cities.