A breakthrough study by Enrico Moretti is named the best economic book in 2012

Aug 05, 2013 1266

By Claudia Astarita


The findings of an Italian young and talented scholar Enrico Moretti are catalyzing discussions in academic circles, after the publication of his latest analysis book "The New Geography of Jobs". The study has attracted economists' attention after Forbes magazine called it "easily the most important read of 2012″ and "extremely necessary for politicians and commentators alike", because of its capacity to artfully slay myriad myths that cloud the economic debate.

The book examines job trends in metropolitan areas of the United States and shows that Americans with high school degrees who work in communities dominated by innovative industries (identified by Prof. Moretti as "brain hubs") actually earn more than the college graduates working in communities dominated by manufacturing industries.

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Fonte: This is Italy

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