IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Bohemia and economic geography

Listed author(s):
  • Richard Florida
Registered author(s):

    This paper examines the geography of bohemia and the relationships between it, human capital, and high-technology industries. The underlying hypothesis is that the presence and concentration of bohemians in an area creates an environment or milieu that attracts other types of talented or high human capital individuals. The presence of such human capital in turn attracts and generates innovative, technology-based industries. To explore these factors, this paper introduces a new measure--the bohemian index --that directly measures the bohemian population at the MSA level. Statistical research examines the relationships between geographic concentrations of bohemians, human capital, and high-technology industry concentration. The findings support this hypothesis. The geography of bohemia is highly concentrated. The results indicate positive and significant relationships between the bohemian index and concentrations of high human capital individuals and between the bohemian index and concentrations of high-technology industry. The relationship between the bohemian index and high-technology concentrations is particularly strong. Copyright 2002, Oxford University Press.

    To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
    1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
    2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
    3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

    Article provided by Oxford University Press in its journal Journal of Economic Geography.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 55-71

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:oup:jecgeo:v:2:y:2002:i:1:p:55-71
    Contact details of provider: Postal:
    Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, UK

    Fax: 01865 267 985
    Web page:

    Order Information: Web:

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:oup:jecgeo:v:2:y:2002:i:1:p:55-71. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Oxford University Press)

    or (Christopher F. Baum)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.