Do Skyscrapers Predict The Economy’s Future?

As the global economy sputters in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, some economists are looking to city skylines for clues to the future. But skeptics argue that the so-called skyscraper curse, which holds that big buildings spell big financial trouble, is at best fanciful.

Video by Raymond Schillinger

Sources:

Thornton, Mark, Skyscrapers and Business Cycles (May 31, 2012):
https://ssrn.com/abstract=2071293

Barr, Jason and Mizrach, Bruce and Mundra, Kusum, Skyscraper Height and the Business Cycle: Separating Myth from Reality (July 1, 2014):
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1970059

Willis, Carol, Form Follows Finance (1995):
https://books.google.com/books?id=8ITT7GXSQnIC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

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