The 10 Fastest-Growing (and Fastest-Declining) Cities in the World

A new survey from the Brookings Institution ranks the world’s 200 largest metropolitan economies — which account for half of global GDP — from 1-200. And the winners are …

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Shanghai is the fastest-growing city in the world, according to MetroMonitor, a quarterly analysis from the Brookings Institution that compares the 200 most prosperous metros by income and job growth. The victims of the euro zone crisis dominate the end of the list. Athens, Lisbon, and Dublin, the capitals of the three most endangered nations in Europe’s sovereign debt crisis, made up the bottom three.

Here are the ten fastest-growing cities (and the ten least dynamic cities) studied by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program.

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