Nowcasting the Local Economy: Using Yelp Data to Measure Economic Activity
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Byron Perpetua provided excellent research assistance. Glaeser thanks the Taubman Center for financial support. Kim and Luca have done consulting for tech companies including Yelp, but their compensation and ability to publish are not tied to the results of this paper. All remaining errors are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.