Agglomeration of invention in the Bay Area: Not just ICT

@inproceedings{Forman2015AgglomerationOI,
  title={Agglomeration of invention in the Bay Area: Not just ICT},
  author={Chris Forman and Shane Greenstein},
  year={2015}
}
We document that the Bay Area rose from 4% of all successful US patent applications in 1976 to 16% in 2008. This is partly driven by the increase in the prevalence of information and communication technology; however, even for patents unrelated to information and communication technology, we see a disproportionate increase in the share of all US patents from the Bay Area. We interpret this to suggest that there has been a trend to coagglomeration in invention across technologies. We explore… CONTINUE READING

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