How Seattle Transformed Itself Using Human Capital & The UW

Edward Glaeser uses his NY Times Economix blog to make a fascinating case for the recent transformation of Seattle’s economy chiefly via the consolidation of human capital–a largely local and spatial argument for economic success in a global economy. Citing the UW (along with Microsoft, Starbuck’s, Amazon, etc) as key drivers of the local Click to Read More

The Urgent Need for Job Creation

The Center For Economic Policy and Research just came out with the grim scenario that “normal” levels of employment won’t return to the US until at least 2021. If this is true, and we are indeed living through The Great Recession,  how should this effect the way economics (and economic geography) Click to Read More