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ERIC Number: ED517639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 44
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Knowledge in Cities. Staff Report No. 470
Gabe, Todd; Abel, Jaison R.; Ross, Adrienne; Stolarick, Kevin
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
This study identifies clusters of U.S. and Canadian metropolitan areas with similar knowledge traits. These groups--ranging from Making Regions, characterized by knowledge about manufacturing, to Thinking Regions, noted for knowledge about the arts, humanities, information technology, and commerce--can be used by analysts and policymakers for the purposes of regional benchmarking or comparing the types of programs and infrastructure available to support closely related economic activities. In addition these knowledge-based clusters help explain the types of regions that have levels of economic development that exceed, or fall short of, other places with similar amounts of college attainment. Regression results show that Engineering, Enterprising, and Building Regions are associated with higher levels of productivity and earnings per capita, while Teaching, Understanding, Working, and Comforting Regions have lower levels of economic development. List of U.S. and Canadian Metropolitan Areas by Knowledge-Based Cluster is appended. (Contains 6 tables and 9 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States