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Defiant Trump Ignites Trade War with Canada and G-7 Allies

The Real News Network

Interview, June 2018 | Gerald Epstein

Defiant Trump Ignites Trade War with G-7 Allies In The Real News Network interview, PERI's Gerald Epstein discusses the G-7 summit and the implications of Trump's trade war with Canada and EU countries.   >> Watch interview
Research

On the Measurement of "Grayness" of Cities

Working Paper, June 2018 | Sripad Motiram, Vamsi Vakulabharanam

Sripad Motiram and Vamsi Vakulabharanam of PERI consider situations where individuals belonging to multiple groups inhabit a space that can be divided into smaller distinguishable units, a feature characterizing many cities in the world.  They conceptualize a phenomenon that they term "Grayness" - a combination of spatial integration based upon group-identity and income. Grayness is high when cities display a high degree of spatial co-existence in terms of both identity and income. They develop an index of Grayness, then apply this Grayness index to both the Indian city of Hyderabad and selected American cities.
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