Technological Adaptation, Cities, and New Work
AbstractWhere does adaptation to innovation take place? I present evidence on the role of agglomeration economies in the application of new knowledge to production. All else equal, workers are more likely to be observed in new work in locations initially dense in college graduates and industry variety. This pattern is consistent with economies from the geographic concentration of factors and markets related to technological adaptation. A main contribution is a new measure, based on revisions to occupation classifications, that characterizes cross-sectional differences across cities in technological adaptation. Worker-level results also provide new evidence on the skill bias of recent innovations. © 2011 The President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by MIT Press in its journal Review of Economics and Statistics.
Volume (Year): 93 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://mitpress.mit.edu/journals/
Other versions of this item:
You can help add them by filling out this form.
Blog mentionsAs found by EconAcademics.org, the blog aggregator for Economics research:CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
- Guy Michaels & Ferdinand Rauch & Stephen J. Redding, 2013.
"Task Specialization in U.S. Cities from 1880-2000,"
CEP Discussion Papers
dp1186, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
- Guy Michaels & Ferdinand Rauch & Stephen J. Redding, 2013. "Task Specialization in U.S. Cities from 1880-2000," NBER Working Papers 18715, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- Ferdinand Rauch & Guy Michaels & Stephen J. Redding, 2013. "Task Specialization in U.S. Cities from 1880-2000," Economics Series Working Papers 638, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
- Guy Michaels & Ferdinand Rauch & Stephen J. Redding, 2013. "Task specialization in U.S. cities from 1880-2000," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 48925, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
- Michaels, Guy & Rauch, Ferdinand & Redding, Stephen J., 2013. "Task Specialization in U.S. Cities from 1880-2000," CEPR Discussion Papers 9308, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- Antonio accetturo & Alberto Dalmazzo & Guido De Blasio, 2011.
"Skill Polarization in Local Labour Markets under Share-Altering Technical Change,"
Department of Economics University of Siena
625, Department of Economics, University of Siena.
- Alberto Dalmazzo & Antonio Accetturo & Guido de Blasio, 2012. "Skill Polarization in Local Labour Markets under Share-Altering Technical Change," ERSA conference papers ersa12p288, European Regional Science Association.
- Lin, Jeffrey, 2014. "The paper trail of knowledge transfers," Business Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, issue Q2, pages 1-6.
- repec:gen:geneem:13121 is not listed on IDEAS
- Jeffrey Lin, 2011. "Urban productivity advantages from job search and matching," Business Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, issue Q1, pages 9-16.
- repec:gen:geneem:14012 is not listed on IDEAS
- Hoyt Bleakley & Jeffrey Lin, 2007.
"Thick-market effects and churning in the labor market: evidence from U.S. cities,"
07-23, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
- Bleakley, Hoyt & Lin, Jeffrey, 2012. "Thick-market effects and churning in the labor market: Evidence from US cities," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 72(2), pages 87-103.
- Mark Doms & Ethan Lewis & Alicia Robb, 2010.
"Local Labor Force Education, New Business Characteristics, and Firm Performance,"
in: Cities and Entrepreneurship
National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- Doms, Mark & Lewis, Ethan & Robb, Alicia, 2010. "Local labor force education, new business characteristics, and firm performance," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 67(1), pages 61-77, January.
- Gerald A. Carlino, 2011. "Three keys to the city: resources, agglomeration economies, and sorting," Business Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, issue Q3, pages 1-13.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Karie Kirkpatrick).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.