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Human Capital in Cities and Suburbs

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  • Stolarick, Kevin

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    (University of Toronto)

  • Mellander, Charlotta

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    (Jönköping International Business School)

  • Florida, Richard

    ()

    (University of Toronto)

Research on human capital generally focuses on the regional level, and neglects the relative effects of its distribution between center cities and surrounding suburbs. This research examines the effects of this intra-metropolitan distribution on economic performance. The findings indicate that this distribution matters significantly to US regional performance. Suburban human capital matters more than center city human capital. However, this varies by regional size. Suburban human capital has the biggest effect on regional economic performance in smaller and medium size metros. Center city human capital has a relatively larger effect on economic performance in regions with over one million people.

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Paper provided by Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies in its series Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation with number 264.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: 20 Jan 2012
Handle: RePEc:hhs:cesisp:0264
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