My first post at Pacific Standard is up.
Theme: How talent migration explains the economic geography of energy industry clusters.
Subject Article: "From bog to bayou: Cities are bound by oil and gas" at Fuel Fix blog.
Other links: 1. "Children of the Congo who risk their lives to supply our mobile phones."
2. "Ernest George Ravenstein: The Laws of Migration, 1885."
Postscript: I didn't address other possible explanations for the economic geography of energy industry clusters. Also absent is a discussion of knowledge transfer and migration, which is the underlying theory supporting talent migration as the best explanation of economic geography. I will explore this more in future posts at Pacific Standard.