Saturday, March 06, 2010
Let more of them in!
It's too bad that these authors have to rely on metropolitan area data. Nevertheless, the finings are interesting and plausible. Inventive types from various immigrant groups cluster and (apparantly) flourish when doing so. This paper makes the point by studying the spatial distribution of patents awarded (in the name of the patent applicant) and does so using ethnic name lists.
Posted by Peter Gordon at 3/06/2010 09:37:00 AM