New Geography of Jobs

New Geography of Jobs

Authors: 

Enrico Moretti

Why I Recommend It: 

Lately, seems like hardly a week goes by without a new study coming out that finds a link between where one lives in the US and some socio-economic indicator. Live expectancy, health status, economic mobility, one's income potential, or even the future income potential of one's children: to name just a few of the correlations I've read about lately. I suspect this book provided the impetus for a lot of the recent analytical work. I find books like this to be a useful reminder that maps used to drive a business decision, like where to locate a retail store or extend fiber cables, are not highlighting a chance situation on the ground but instead are a reflection of larger economic and societal forces at work.