Relatedness and Technological Change in Cities: The rise and fall of technological knowledge in U.S. metropolitan areas from 1981 to 2010
Ron Boschma (),
Pierre-Alexandre Balland () and
Dieter Kogler ()
No 1316, Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) from Utrecht University, Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Group Economic Geography
This paper investigates by means of USPTO patent data whether technological relatedness was a crucial driving force behind technological change in 366 U.S. cities from 1981 to 2010. Based on a three-way fixed effects model, we find that the entry probability of a new technology in a city increases by 30 percent if the level of relatedness with existing technologies in the city increases by 10 percent, while the exit probability of an existing technology decreases by 8 percent.
Keywords: relatedness; technological change; urban diversification; U.S. cities; technology space (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D83 L65 O33 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 39 pages
Date: 2013-09, Revised 2013-09
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