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Stolarick, Kevin

Works: 22 works in 42 publications in 1 language and 717 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HC117.O6, 338.9713
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Talent, technology and tolerance in Canadian regional development by Richard L Florida( file )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
This article examines the factors that shape economic development in Canadian regions. It employs path analysis and structural equation models to isolate the effects of technology, human capital and/or the creative class, universities, the diversity of service industries and openness to immigrants, minorities and gay and lesbian populations on regional income. It also examines the effects of several broad occupations groups - business and finance, management, science, arts and culture, education, and healthcare -- on regional income. The findings indicate that both human capital and the creative class have a direct effect on regional income. Openness and tolerance also have a significant effect on regional development in Canada. Openness toward the gay and lesbian population has a direct effect on both human capital and the creative class, while tolerance toward immigrants and visible minorities is directly associated with higher regional incomes. The university has a relatively weak effect on regional incomes and on technology as well. Management, business and finance, and science occupations have a sizeable effect on regional income; arts and culture occupations have a significant effect on technology; health and education occupations have no effect on regional income
Funding to arts and cultural organizations by the city of Toronto, 1990-2008 final report by Andrew Bell( file )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Beyond spillovers the effects of creative density on innovation by Brian B Knudsen( file )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Inside the black box of regional development human capital, the creative class and tolerance by Richard L Florida( file )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
The economic "impact" of a downtown casino in Toronto by Kevin Stolarick( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
This is going to be a very different kind of research report. It is a research report without any directly applicable research. A lot of numbers have been thrown about with regard to the establishment of a casino or mixed-use, multi-purpose, destination, resort, hotel (casino) somewhere in the downtown core of the city of Toronto. All of the players for the downtown location seem to prefer some variation of the highly visible, in the heart of the city, waterfront location. The interesting thing is that so far, all we have are numbers -- lots and lots of numbers. The important thing is that all of them are meaningless
Canada's increasing human capital equitable returns? by Kevin Stolarick( file )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
A marked effort has been made over the past several decades to increase educational attainment at all levels across Canada. Part of that effort has been focused on increasing the share of the Canadian workforce that has completed a university (four-year) degree or higher (master's or doctoral degrees). While the share of the workforce with a BA or above has been increasing, the individual impact from that increase in human capital is less apparent. While overall education levels have increased, wages, in real dollar terms, have remained fairly stagnant. Although this is the case at the overall level, the pattern may be different for subgroups of the Canadian workforce. This paper specifically examines the changing nature and relationships in educational attainment and real wages for immigrants, visible minorities, and women across the Canadian workforce from 1971 to 2006. It also investigates these same relationships for the provinces. The results show that while these groups are more likely to have attained a university degree (this is more recent for women), the wages they receive have consistently remained below the Canadian average. Although human capital has increased, the equity of the returns to human capital has remained unchanged
What you do, not who you work for a comparison of the occupational and industry structures of the United States, Canada and Sweden by Karen King( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
While there has been increased interest in the role of occupations, little has been done from a methodological and empirical approach to find out exactly how occupational analysis plays out on the ground in real places and how the study of the relationships among occupations across industries can further illuminate national and regional economic performance. This descriptive research enhances the understanding of the relationships among industries and occupations. These relationships are analyzed and compared at both national (United States, Canada, Sweden) and sample regional (Boston, Toronto, Stockholm) levels. We uncovered significant differences in occupation mix between North American and Swedish industries. While the United States and Canada rely more heavily on service class occupations, which typically pay much lower wages, Sweden has transformed its reliance on low-wage service workers by increasing its creative employment across the entire economy (knowledge, service, and goods producing industry sectors). However, this transition has resulted in a much smaller knowledge industry than is found in both the United States and Canada, which could mean that Sweden has optimized for the short-term but with long-term consequences
Releasing constraints projecting the economic impacts of increased accessibility in Ontario by Alison Kemper( file )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Ontario competes performance overview using the 3Ts of economic development ( file )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Locating for potential an empirical study of Company X's innovation centre in Vancouver, British Columbia by Richard L Florida( file )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
More recently, Glaser (2000) emphasizes the importance of common pools of talent, which allow firms to cluster together in regional agglomerations, as opposed to inter-firm linkages. Finally, Gottlieb (1994; 1995) stresses that high tech firms choose locations based on residential and lifestyle amenities. However, none of this existing literature explores the location choice process and preferences for a world-class firm seeking potential talent and labour not yet realized. Therefore, this presentation will advance the main hypothesis that the economic geography of a high technology firm will be attracted to a region that enables and facilitates low barriers of entry for potential global talent. It will also build on the existing literature, which explores the factors that attract talent and shape its economic geography. As well, in light of providing a locational decision for potential talent, the notion of jurisdictional advantage (Feldman and Martin 2005) will be used in order to provide the theoretical foundation needed to set the stage for the creation of the development of a new location theory called "Potencia."
Creativity, tourism and economic development in a rural context the case of Prince Edward County ( file )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Located on Lake Ontario, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada is equidistant (about 200km) from both Ottawa and Toronto. Described by its own web site as "A beautiful island adventure, the County is a mecca for artists, nature lovers and anyone looking for a beautiful island adventure ... for a weekend break or for life. Renowned for its sailing, fishing and giant sand dunes, The County also offers live theatre, artists' studios and galleries, unique regional cuisine and a flourishing wine region." Prince Edward County is an outstanding example of a rural community that has leveraged its natural resources with a focus on the creative economy including gastronomy, enology, culture and heritage, and the visual arts to create not only a desirable tourist destination but also vibrant regional economic development. In this paper, we use a combination of quantitative and qualitative data to examine the underlying intentions and strategy of this development focus along with the actual performance, growth, and underlying economic and demographic changes in the region. We demonstrate the impact of both planned, intended changes and serendipitous events, conditioned on a willingness to adapt, in creating lasting advantage for the region. We conclude by offering insights on what other rural communities can learn from the Prince Edward County case in terms of revitalizing their tourist economies and enhancing overall regional economic development
Benchmarking the creative economy in rural Ontario by Kevin Stolarick( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
The changing returns to education in Canada and its provinces, 1971-2006 by Kevin Stolarick( file )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Satisfaction guaranteed? talent mobility and regional satisfaction by Brian J Hracs( file )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Are creative metropolitan areas also entrepreneurial? by Kevin Stolarick( file )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
The education-job match, wages, and occupational class by Kevin Stolarick( file )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Understanding the creative economy in India ( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
This report measures the Creativity Index which is a combination of regional levels of Technology, Talent, and Tolerance (the 3Ts) that is meant to be a leading indicator or measure of regional potential for the 28 Indian States and 7 Union Territories. The report presents both the component sub-indices of the Creativity Index and other, related measures for regional technology, talent, and tolerance. Delhi (NCT, National Capital Territory of Delhi) takes the top spot as the place in India with the greatest potential for success in today's Creative Economy. While Delhi takes the top spot as the most creative state in India, Chandigarh, Punjab, Kerala, Goa, Mizoram, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Puducherry, and Maharashtra round out the top 9. Haryana and Manipur are tied for 10th
So much more : the economic impact of the Toronto Public Library on the City of Toronto by Kevin Stolarick( file )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The results of Toronto Public Library's economic impact study clearly demonstrate that Toronto Public Library delivers a strong Return on Investment, through the delivery of library services that enhance Toronto's competitiveness and prosperity and contribute to a better quality of life for all. This study is the first Canadian public library study to measure in concrete economic terms the Return on Investment for library service
Night-time light data : a good proxy measure for economic activity? by Charlotta Mellander( file )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Research has suggested that night-time light (NTL) can be used as a proxy for a number of variables, including urbanization, density, and economic growth. But, just how close is the relationship between NTL and economic activity? This paper uses a combination of correlation analysis and geographically weighted regressions in order to examine the relationship between the two. We use fine-grained geo-coded micro-data for Swedish establishments and individuals, and match it with both radiance and saturated light emissions. We find that the correlation between NTL and economic activity is strong enough to make it a relatively good proxy for population and establishment density, but the correlation is weaker in relation to wages. In general, we find a stronger relation between light and density values, than with light and total values. We also find a closer connection between radiance light and economic activity, than with saturated light. Further, we find the link between light and economic activity, especially estimated by wages, to be slightly overestimated in large urban areas, and underestimated in rural areas
Workforce skills across the urban-rural hierarchy by Jaison R Abel( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This paper examines differences in the skill content of work throughout the United States, ranging from densely populated city centers to isolated and sparsely populated rural areas. To do so, we classify detailed geographic areas into categories along the entire urban-rural hierarchy. An occupation-based cluster analysis is then used to measure the types of skills available in the regional workforce, which allows for a broader measure of human capital than is captured by conventional measures. We find that the occupation clusters most prevalent in urban areas - scientists, engineers, and executives - are characterized by high levels of social and resource-management skills, as well as the ability to generate ideas and solve complex problems. By contrast, the occupation clusters that are most prevalent in rural areas - machinists, makers, and laborers - are among the lowest in terms of required skills. These differences in the skill content of work shed light on the pattern of earnings observed across the urban-rural hierarchy. -- human capital ; skills ; occupations ; urban-rural ; earnings
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