A view from the UK: Universities and regional economic development
A think tank in the UK has released an interesting report on the role of universities in regional economic development. The report provides a good framework for understanding how universities shape the trajectory of regional economies.
One important economic impact of universities that's missing: the increased earnings of graduates. Our partners at EMSI have captured this impact in their work on measuring economic impacts of universities. EMSI captures the impacts from different perspectives. You can view their approach by exploring their work for the University of Idaho.
UK IPRR Universities and the Future of Regional Economic Development 2012.pdfDownload this file