The New Geography of Jobs

In the 1950s, the best indicator of a community’s economic success was its level of physical capital. In today’s world, the level of human capital plays a pivotal role in the economic success of communities. Watch the latest Economics in Person video as Professor Enrico Moretti discusses the factors shaping community development and the key role of college-educated workers.

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About the Speaker

Enrico Moretti is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he holds the Michael Peevey and Donald Vial Career Development Chair in Labor Economics. He is the Director of the Urbanization Program at the International Growth Centre (London School of Economics) and a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge) and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London) and the Institute for the Study of Labor (Bonn). His research interests include Labor Economics, Urban Economics, and Regional Economics.

Dr. Moretti earned his Ph.D. in Economics at U.C. Berkeley. See his page on the U.C. Berkeley website.

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