Economics Explored
Economics Explored
Nov 11, 2022
Innovative cities, coffee shops & entrepreneurs w/ Christopher Hire - EP165
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Cities worldwide want to be more innovative because innovation is a driver of economic growth. The Innovation Cities Index shows cities where they’re doing well and where they’re doing badly relative to other cities. Hear from Index creator Christopher Hire about the importance of having policies that are good for entrepreneurs and just how bad red tape is for innovation. You’ll also learn how the prevalence of coffee shops is a good predictor of innovation. And you’ll hear from Christopher about what cities are hot right now. 

Christopher Hire is Director of Data at 2THINKNOW, publishers of the Innovation Cities Index, a ranking of 500 cities for innovation, published since 2007. Christopher has given talks on cities and innovation to the OECD in Paris and the UN in Geneva. He’s a globally recognised expert on what makes cities innovative. 

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Links relevant to the conversation

See and download the Index in Excel:

https://innovation-cities.com/indexes

Substack Innovation Cities Gazette Newsletter:

https://innovation-cities.substack.com/

Get the data - Answer your research question with city data points:

https://citybenchmarkingdata.com

Connect with Christopher HIre on LinkedIn:

https://linkedin.com/in/christopherhire

Other Links:

https://Linktr.ee/Christopherhire

Credits

Thanks to Josh Crotts for mixing the episode and to the show’s sponsor, Gene’s consultancy business www.adepteconomics.com.au. Please consider signing up to receive our email updates and to access our e-book Top Ten Insights from Economics at www.economicsexplored.com. Economics Explored is available via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, and other podcasting platforms.

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