From a rising young economist, an examination of innovation and success, and where to find them in America. An unprecedented redistribution of jobs. Enrico Moretti’s groundbreaking research shows that you don’t have to the challenge of the century, and The New Geography of Jobs lights. Enrico Moretti’s The New Geography of Jobs makes the essential case in support of individual mobility, and for doing so is easily the most.

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Everything will be mass produced, unless it is high-end specialties for well paid innovation workers. The New Geography of Jobs p. For Moretti, this shift to a ne economy means the economic prospects of cities are diverging: Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Through the multiplier effect, however, the company generates more than 60, additional service jobs in the entire metropolitan area, of which 36, are unskilled and 24, are skilled. Moretti remembers this while avoiding another trap of economists. Didn’t really answer any questions This was a solid book, but it raised a few questions that it really just ended up glossing over. As communities grow apart, the U. Also, this book is shockingly non-partisan; it has something for everyone.

The author discusses how the forces of agglomeration are strong as productivity feeds on itself as talented individuals come into close contact and as the geography of employment is changing as well as the education levels required to fill those labor gaps is changing the country is becoming polarized in opportunity set.

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But the winners and losers aren’t necessarily who you’d expect. Dec 03, Mehrsa rated it it was amazing. He argues that America needs to invest in research and development at high-tech companies, improve math and science education, and reform immigration policy to attract highly skilled workers to innovation hubs like Silicon Valley, eventually increasing the number of hubs that exist across the country, which will have a multiplier effect on Geogrsphy society, increasing jobs and improving the s Moretti claims that America is not fulfilling its economic potential and is enroco danger of falling behind.

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US citizens would benefit modetti from engico immigration system that gives preference to highly skilled immigrants and would benefit from massive investments and redirection of the current education system. As such, there appears to be evidence for a viscous feedback, or divergence, between urban winners and urban losers, where winners continue to win and losers continue to lose, creating an increasingly uneven landscape for wealth and prosperity in the USA.

Or that cost of living in innovation hubs may not matter much for the creative class, but it matters much more for the service sector people. Moretti tackles those subjects with great and understandable analysis.

We can either increase the amount of high skilled immigration in the US and get the resulting multiplier effects of those jobsor we can restrict those immigrants and go into stagnation and decline in the innovation sector. View all 3 comments. If you feel like the ‘s were the best time ever, you will not particularly like the news. The cities with tech jobs will continue to grow, the well-educated will continue to do fine, and former manufacturing cities and their on average less well-educated workers will continue to decline.

Refresh and try again. But today there are three Americas. Without referring to Charles Murray, Moretti blows Coming Apart totally out of the water, replacing Murray’s moralistic sociology with solid economics. The Cal-Berkeley economic professor’s book is extremely necessary for politicians and commentators alike, book that artfully slays myriad myths that cloud the economic debate.


I opened up this book because of my interest in Taiwan’s Shinzu science-based industrial park. This is an enlightening book.

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Among the beneficiaries are the workers who support the “idea-creators”—the carpenters, hair stylists, personal trainers, lawyers, doctors, teachers and the like. Return to Book Page.

Mar 21, Ami Iida rated it really liked it Shelves: His entire argument can be found in chapter f I opened up this book because of my interest in Taiwan’s Shinzu science-based industrial park. A new map is being mlretti inevitable result of deep-seated but rarely discussed economic forces. Once an innovation hub is started, it becomes self-sustaining and generates spillover effects for that economy.

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Selected pages Title Page. If you have other priorities, his suggestions may be less instructive. But it is also skill-based. Off discussing how these innovation hubs develop geographically Moretti gives us the example of Wal-Mart. America’s new economic map shows growing differences, not just between people but especially between communities.

Aug 12, Bill Manzi rated it it was amazing.

The New Geography of Jobs by Enrico Moretti

However, the more you read the more it started to make sense. I can’t get over how absolutely fantastic this book was. I had to think about every now and then, but overall it was pretty good.

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