Density and Destiny: The Benefits of Clustering Together


Ed Glaeser


April 14, 2014


Innovation for Growth and Shared Prosperity

Running Time:

20 minutes



Local externalities help foster economic growth, particularly within cities and their surrounding suburbs. In this presentation, Ed Glaeser reviews recent evidence on the spatial concentration of entrepreneurship and innovation, the rationale for the agglomeration of these activities, and the challenges and benefits of promoting agglomeration on local and national scales. 

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