Cities and Urbanization

What smartphone data tells us about Tokyo's economy

Millions call Tokyo home. Image: REUTERS/Issei Kato

Yuhei Miyauchi

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Boston University

Kentaro Nakajima

Associate Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University

Stephen Redding

Harold T. Shapiro Professor in Economics, Princeton University


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The darkness of the red represents the number of stays in each grid cell between December 2017 and February 2018. Image: Authors
Average number of work and other stays per day for weekdays and weekends (excluding home stays) for our baseline sample users in the metropolitan area of Tokyo in April 2019. Image: Authors

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