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Will coronavirus cause a big city exodus?
Matthew Clancy, Diane Coyle, Jonathan Dingel, Elena Magrini, Philip McCann, Max Nathan, Henry Overman and Helen Simpson September 2020
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Tags: covid-19; urban; economic geography; productivity

Big cities thrive because of the economic and social benefits of proximity - but proximity also helps to spread Covid-19. Does this mean an end to the big city revival of recent years? Much will depend on how quickly we exit the pandemic - and how far the forced experiments of lockdown translate into new norms.