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What Swiss highways can tell us about inequality

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The development of a major transportation infrastructure over a long period can impact the spatial allocation of heterogenous workers Image: UNSPLASH/kimi lee

Raphaël Parchet
Associate Professor, Institute of Economics, Università della Svizzera italiana
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a map of the Swiss highway network from 1970
The Swiss highway network from 1970 Image: VoxEu
a map of Swiss highway access from 2010
Swiss highway access from 2010. Image: VoxEu
a map showing the relative population gains by municipality, 1960–2010
Relative population gains by municipality, 1960–2010 Image: VoxEu
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