Cities through the Prism of People's Spending Behavior

14 May 2015 Sobolevsky Stanislav Sitko Izabela Combes Remi Tachet des Hawelka Bartosz Arias Juan Murillo Ratti Carlo

Scientific studies of society increasingly rely on digital traces produced by various aspects of human activity. In this paper, we use a relatively unexplored source of data, anonymized records of bank card transactions collected in Spain by a big European bank, in order to propose a new classification scheme of cities based on the economic behavior of their residents... (read more)

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