Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Randall K. Filer

Second Advisor

Partha Deb

Academic Program Adviser

Randall K. Filer


This paper examines the relationship between public transportation quality and economic well-being using New York City data from 2010-2016. We use fixed effects, random effects, and finite mixture models, and find that increasing on-time performance increases the number of businesses but decreases the number of employees and total payroll.

Included in

Economics Commons



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