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Agglomeration of Knowledge

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  • Todd Gabe
  • Jaison R. Abel

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This paper examines the agglomeration of people working in jobs with similar knowledge requirements, ranging from groups of artists and scientists to service providers and low-skilled labourers. Empirical results from the US suggest that agglomeration enhances earnings in innovation- and creative-based occupations such as artists, engineers, financial executives and information technology workers. In contrast, medical workers, personal service providers and low-skilled labourers do not appear to benefit from agglomeration. Positive agglomeration effects, however, need not lead to a high geographical concentration of economic activity. Rather, an occupation’s ability to concentrate in a few places also depends on the way in which knowledge is disseminated to people outside the occupational cluster.

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  • Todd Gabe & Jaison R. Abel, 2011. "Agglomeration of Knowledge," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 48(7), pages 1353-1371, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:urbstu:v:48:y:2011:i:7:p:1353-1371
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    1. Lara Penco, 2015. "The Development of the Successful City in the Knowledge Economy: Toward the Dual Role of Consumer Hub and Knowledge Hub," Journal of the Knowledge Economy, Springer;Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), vol. 6(4), pages 818-837, December.
    2. Montez, Jennifer Karas & Zhang, Wencheng & Zajacova, Anna & Hamilton, Tod G., 2018. "Does college major matter for women's and men's health in midlife? Examining the horizontal dimensions of educational attainment," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 198(C), pages 130-138.
    3. Krenz, Astrid, 2016. "Agglomeration of knowledge in the German regional economy," Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers 277, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics.
    4. Jaison R. Abel & Todd M. Gabe & Kevin Stolarick, 2014. "Skills across the Urban–Rural Hierarchy," Growth and Change, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 45(4), pages 499-517, December.
    5. Enrico Ivaldi & Lara Penco & Gabriele Isola & Enrico Musso, 2020. "Smart Sustainable Cities and the Urban Knowledge-Based Economy: A NUTS3 Level Analysis," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 150(1), pages 45-72, July.
    6. Krenz, Astrid, 2014. "Agglomeration of knowledge: A regional economic analysis for the German economy," Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers 206, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics.
    7. William F. Lever, 2013. "Evaluating the urban milieu of an individual city," Chapters, in: Peter Karl Kresl & Jaime Sobrino (ed.), Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Urban Economies, chapter 15, pages 372-395, Edward Elgar Publishing.

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