An Empirical Analysis on the Geography of Korea's High-Tech Jobs and Start-Ups

54 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2016

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Sang Hoon Jee

KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Ju-Ho Lee

KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Ho-Young Oh

Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training

Date Written: September 2016

Abstract

Active creation of high tech jobs and start-ups in innovation clusters like Silicon Valley has drawn a lot of attentions from policy makers and analysts around the world. We empirically investigate the geography of Korea’s high tech jobs and start-ups using the combined data set of Korea’s Local Area Labor Force Survey and Survey of Research and Development in Korea. Although we identified significantly positive agglomeration effects through the evidence on higher wages and bigger probability of start-ups in locations with more highly educated people, we could not find the existence of innovation clusters with active technology transfers from universities and public R&D expenditures in Korea.

Suggested Citation

Jee, Sang Hoon and Lee, Ju-Ho and Oh, Ho-Young, An Empirical Analysis on the Geography of Korea's High-Tech Jobs and Start-Ups (September 2016). KDI School of Pub Policy & Management Paper No. 16-11, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2836795 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2836795

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Ju-Ho Lee

KDI School of Public Policy and Management ( email )

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Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
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Ho-Young Oh

Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training ( email )

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Seoul, 135-949
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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