Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Economic Geography of Tech Talent

The tech talent apple doesn't fall too far from the university tree.

Theme: Emerging economic geographies

Subject Article: "The truth about life in 2015 at Stanford, where 21-year-olds are offered hundreds of thousands of dollars right out of school."

Other Links: 1. "Ernest George Ravenstein: The Laws of Migration, 1885."
2. "Economic Geography Of Talent Production."
3. "Stanford University Is Dying."
4. "From Metal to Minds: Economic Restructuring in the Rust Belt."
5. "Silicon Valley is already dead."
6. "Comparative Localization of Academic and Industrial Spillovers."

Postscript: Private firms don't cluster near each other to reap some sort of density dividend. They aim to be as close as possible to a research university seeking proximity spillovers from the knowledge production for public good. Density doesn't drive innovation. It is an effect of innovation.

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