Creativity Over Time and Space
85 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2017 Last revised: 22 Sep 2021
Date Written: October 2017
production and attraction of creative talent is associated with city institutions that protected economic and political freedoms and promoted local autonomy. Instead, indicators of local economic conditions such as city size and real wages, do not predict creative clusters. We also show that famous creatives are spatially concentrated and clustered across disciplines, that their spatial mobility has remained stable over the centuries, and that creative clusters are persistent but less than population.
Keywords: agglomeration, Gravity, Human Capital, Immigration, Innovation, Political Institutions
JEL Classification: J24, J61, O10, R10
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