Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/103766
Authors: 
Bode, Eckhardt
Perez Villar, Lucia
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 1958
Abstract: 
This paper substantiates the debate following Richard Florida's suggestion to measure regional human capital by creative occupations rather than education. Consistent with Florida's notion of creativity, it suggests a microfoundation that relates creativity to workers' cognitive and noncognitive skills. It shows that this microfoundation is similar to that of human capital in recent labor economics, which has facilitated important new insights. It also shows that Florida's measure is too crude to make a difference. Nonethe-less, it is time to rethink regional human capital. Occupations may help project workers' cognitive and noncognitive skills from the micro to the regional level.
Subjects: 
Human Capital
Education
Creativity
Cognitive Skills
Noncognitive Skills
Occupation
Regional Wages
Regional Growth
JEL: 
I21
I25
J24
R12
R23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
826.64 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.