Working paper, meta-analysis, agglomeration economies

New working paper: Unravelling urban advantages - A meta-analysis of agglomeration economies

Together with Stuart Donovan, Henri L.F. de Groot and Carl Koopmans, we have a new working paper out, titled: Unravelling urban advantages - A meta-analysis of agglomeration economies. It is actually a rather interesting and complete meta-analysis containing about 7,000 estimates from slightly less than 300 studies using a Bayesian multilevel approach to account for measurement error in the effect size. Interestingly, at least in my opinion, accounting for measurement error in the dependent variable (the effect size), increases the precision of our overall estimates and changes the point estimates.