Tracking 'Go-Getters' Across America

4 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2010

See all articles by Bruce Yandle

Bruce Yandle

Clemson University; PERC - Property and Environment Research Center

Tate Watkins


Date Written: June 29, 2010


U.S. economic history has been heavily influenced by mobile “go-getters” - young entrepreneurs, inventors, skilled laborers, and innovators. That appears to still be the case today, as both foreign and domestic go-getters are attracted to high-skilled jobs and high-risk opportunities. What parts of the United States are particularly attractive to these workers, and what characteristics attract these go-getters? Moreover, are foreign-born go-getters attracted to different areas than domestic-born go-getters? This article uses empirical data to answer these questions.

Suggested Citation

Yandle, Bruce and Watkins, Tate, Tracking 'Go-Getters' Across America (June 29, 2010). Regulation, Vol. 33, No. 2, p. 10, Summer 2010. Available at SSRN:

Bruce Yandle (Contact Author)

Clemson University ( email )

101 Sikes Ave
Clemson, SC 29634
United States

PERC - Property and Environment Research Center

2048 Analysis Drive
Suite A
Bozeman, MT 59718
United States

Tate Watkins


No Address Available

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
PlumX Metrics