(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Cities, skills and regional change

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GLAESER E.L. (1) ; PONZETTO G.A.M. (2) ; TOBIO K. (3) ;
(1) Dept. of Economics, Harvard Univ., Cambridge, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional , Univ. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, ESPAGNE
(3) Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, ETATS-UNIS


This article examines almost 200 years of regional change in the United States and finds that few, if any, growth relationships remain constant. Human capital spillovers occur at the city level because skilled workers produce more product varieties and thereby increase labour demand. It is found that skills are associated with growth in productivity or entrepreneurship, not with growth in quality of life, at least outside of the West. Evidence is also presented that skills have had a disproportionately large impact on unemployment during the current recession


Article of periodic

published at : Regional studies / ISSN 0034-3404

Editor : Cambridge University Press, Cambridge - ROYAUME-UNI (1967)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 48, no1 [pp. 7-43]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 10 tabl.



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