Ryan Avent

Ryan Avent is The Economist's economics correspondent and the primary contributor to Free Exchange, an economics blog

How to Get More Apples and Facebooks

It's high time to invest in the infrastructure cities need to foster new industrial clusters

The Case for Strengthening Urban Property Rights

We'll never escape from NIMBY sentiments, but local governments can take steps to ensure everyone benefits from new development

Dallas + Austin + Houston + San Antonio = 'Texas Miracle'

The Lone Star State’s only jobs advantage: 4 fast-growing metros