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The creative class, bohemians and local labor market performance: a micro-data panel study for Germany 1975-2004

Möller, Joachim ; Tubadji, Annie


Abstract

The paper aims at testing Florida’s concept of the Creative Class using panel data for 323 West German regions for the time period 1975 – 2004. Applying a dynamic system approach based on GMM, we find that the local concentration of the Creative Class has predictive power for the economic development of a region and tends to outperform traditional indicators of human capital. However, our results ...

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