Smart Café Cities : Testing Human Capital Externalities in the Boston Metropolitan Area

  title={Smart Caf{\'e} Cities : Testing Human Capital Externalities in the Boston Metropolitan Area},
  author={Shihe Fu},
  • Shihe Fu
  • Published 2005
Existing studies have explored either only one or two of the mechanisms that human capital externalities percolate at only macrogeographic levels. This paper, by using the 1990 Massachusetts census data, tests four mechanisms at the microgeographic levels in the Boston metropolitan area labor market. We propose that individual workers can learn from their occupational and industrial peers in the same local labor market through four channels: depth of human capital stock, Marshallian labor… CONTINUE READING
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