Wed, Mar 20, 2019

How a type of local government you may have never heard of may be costing you a bit more

I recently had the pleasure of writing a blog post for the London School of Economic’s US Centre Blog. It covers a recent publication in State and Local Government Review on the implications of overlapping local governments on local public employment in the US. You can find more information about this piece here. See below for the full text of the post as well as a link to the original.

Wed, Dec 12, 2018

Zipf's Law

Zipf’s law is a constant curiosity for urban observers. According to the law, the size of a city (i.e. population) is inversely related to the city’s population rank. This implies that the largest city is twice as large as the second largest city, three times as large as the third largest city, and so on.

Some of my random musing. Typically on data visualization. Sometimes my research. Sometimes both. View an index of posts by category.



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