Posts Tagged ‘Creative Capital’

A MEASUREMENT ISSUE REGARDING THE LINK BETWEEN A REGION’S CREATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE AND ITS INCOME

Amitrajeet A. BATABYAL

Department of Economics, Rochester Institute of Technology, 92 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604, USA.

aabgsh@rit.edu

Seung JICK YOO

Corresponding Author. Graduate School of International Service, Sookmyung Women’s University, 100 Cheongpa-ro 47-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

sjyoo@sookmyung.ac.kr

Abstract

The creative capital possessed by the members of the creative class in region  is either acquired through education or present innately in these members. Therefore, the creative infrastructure  in the  region is the sum of a part  representing creative capital obtained through education and a second part  denoting creative capital present innately in the creative class members. A researcher wishes to estimate the true relationship between the  region’s log income per creative class member  and its creative infrastructure  He has data on  but not on  We study whether an ordinary least squares (OLS) regression of  on a constant and  will produce an unbiased estimate of the impact of  on  in two cases. In the first case,  and  are uncorrelated. In the second case,  and  are positively correlated.

Keywords: Creative Capital, Creative Infrastructure, Ordinary Least Squares Estimation

JEL classification: L80, C13
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A NOTE ON OPTIMAL INCOME REDISTRIBUTION IN A CREATIVE REGION

Amitrajeet A. BATABYAL

Department of Economics, Rochester Institute of Technology, 92 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604, USA.

aabgsh@rit.edu

Abstract

We study optimal income redistribution in a region that is creative in the sense of Richard Florida and thereby extend aspects of the recent analysis in Batabyal and Beladi (2017). Using the terminology of these researchers, members of the creative class are either artists or engineers. This bipartite grouping stems from the manner in which creative capital is acquired by the artists and the engineers. Specifically, we show that when the savings rates of the artists and the engineers comprising the creative class satisfy a particular inequality, it is possible for a regional authority (RA) to uniquely redistribute income between these two groups in a way that achieves the so called “golden rule” stock of physical capital.

Keywords: Creative Capital, Creative Class, Golden Rule, Income Redistribution, Region

JEL classification: R11, D31

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OUTPUT, GROWTH, AND CONVERGENCE IN A GREATIVE REGION: AN ANALYSIS OF SOME MEASUREMENT ISSUES

Amitrajeet A. BATABYAL

Department of Economics, Rochester Institute of Technology, 92 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604, USA.

aabgsh@rit.edu

Abstract

We study some measurement issues that arise when analyzing the long run behavior of the  jth creative region’s time t log output per creative class member (yj(t)) when this region is part of an aggregate economy of j=1,…N creative regions. We focus first (second) on absolute (relative) convergence. In the absolute (relative) convergence case, the N creative regions are similar (dissimilar) in that they all have the same (different) balanced growth path (BGP) level of log output per creative class member denoted by yBGP(yjBGP) In the absolute convergence case, we analyze how to estimate the speed of convergence parameter (σ) and then discuss the relationship between the variance of yj(t) and that of yj(0) In the relative convergence case, we study the error associated with estimating σ using the methodology of the absolute convergence case. Finally, suppose yjBGP= a + bXj where Xj is an explanatory variable such as creative capital and a and b are positive constants. Here, we study how to estimate b from our knowledge of the coefficients of a related cross-region growth regression.

Keywords: Convergence, Creative Capital, Economic Growth, Measurement, Output

JEL classification: R11, C18

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