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The Economics of Talent

Human Capital, Precarity and the Creative Economy

Authors: Comunian, R., England, L., Faggian, A., Mellander, C.

  • Interdisciplinary approach to the concept of talent
  • First contribution that summarizes and reconciles the most recent advancements in the definition of human capital and its relationship with the concept of creativity
  • Written by experts in the field of human capital as well as creativity
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About this book

To date, research into urban economics, regional science and economic geography has predominantly focused on the firm and industry as the key units of analysis in order to understand economic development; however, the past few decades have seen a growing interest in the role played by talent in the knowledge economy. This book provides an essential overview of the skills revolution. It presents key milestones of the changes in economic development in the past few decades and explains the motivation behind the rise of talent, as well as its importance for cities and economies. It also offers advice on how to attract and manage talent – a major determinant of competitiveness for countries and regions around the world. In closing, the book explains the underlying theories and provides practical examples for students, researchers and practitioners alike.   

About the authors

Alessandra Faggian is Professor of Applied Economics, Director of Social Sciences and Vice Provost for Research at the Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila, Italy. She is also President of the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC) and co-editor of the journal Papers in Regional Science. Dr Faggian’s research interests lie in the fields of regional and urban economics, demography, labour economics and economics of education. Her publications cover a wide range of topics including migration, human capital, labour markets, creativity and local innovation and growth. She has co-authored over 80 academic publications. Her articles have appeared in journals such as Oxford Economics Papers, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Feminist Economics, Regional Studies, Papers in Regional Science, Journal of Regional Science and The Journal of Economic Geography. Alessandra is the 2007 recipient of the Moss Madden Memorial Medal by the Regional Science Association International: Irish and British section (RSAIBIS) for the best paper published in the year 2006 and the 2015 recipient of the Geoffrey Hewings Award by The North American Regional Council for outstanding research contribution by a young scholar in the field of regional science. In a recent ranking of the top 100 regional scientists in the world (Rickman and Winters, 2016), she was ranked 19th.

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-95124-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover ca. 57,19 €
price for Spain (gross)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Economics of Talent
Book Subtitle
Human Capital, Precarity and the Creative Economy
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Regional Science
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
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eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95124-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-95122-5
Series ISSN
2192-0427
Edition Number
1
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