Joseph Cortright

Mr

Joseph Cortright

I'm an economist specializing in studying metropolitan economies and knowledge based industries.

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The #talentdividend data is coming

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: Great question:  We record degrees according to the location of the awarding institution.   ...

Dan Moulthrop

Joe--can you explain how online degrees get factored in? If I get an online degree from Ohio State but I live in Chicago, who counts me?

The #talentdividend data is coming

I responded to Patrick Britton: We haven't done a detailed analysis yet--again, the striking pattern is that we're seeing...

Patrick Britton

Good afternoon everyone! Question for consideration: are you seeing a difference across the competing cities in growth (or decline) in bachelor's or associate's degrees in particular? 

The #talentdividend data is coming

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: The data are adjusted to reflect population growth, so that places with slow-growing populations...

Dan Moulthrop

Also, a clarifying question--you and I have spoken about this before, but it will be useful to have it here. How do you control for passive population growth that might have an effect on the data? And, not that anyone... Continue reading

The #talentdividend data is coming

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: Some folks may know the details of particular schools well enough to spot issues at first glance,...

Dan Moulthrop

Does that mean that metro teams should bring their own numbers, too, so they can do that error checking on site or is that more something you'll hope people will do over the following months?

The #talentdividend data is coming

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: Dan, we haven't used the data to draw any connections between what different cities are doing and...

Dan Moulthrop

Joe, without giving away too much, what are you finding about what's working best? And have you been surprised by any of the data that you'll be presenting to the metros? 

The #talentdividend data is coming

I responded to Joseph Cortright: Another key reason for providing these detailed reports to each participating city is to give...

Joseph Cortright

In Philadelphia we'll be giving each city its first annual progress report on how they're doing.  The report will show the baseline data for each metro area--the number of AA, BA, and higher degrees awarded in the 2009-10... Continue reading

The #talentdividend data is coming

I responded to Joseph Cortright: These data cover completions through 2011.  Metros will be able to see how much degree-granting...

Joseph Cortright

In Philadelphia we'll be giving each city its first annual progress report on how they're doing.  The report will show the baseline data for each metro area--the number of AA, BA, and higher degrees awarded in the 2009-10... Continue reading

The #talentdividend data is coming

I responded to The #talentdividend data is coming: In Philadelphia we'll be giving each city its first annual progress report on how they're doing. ...

How do we define talent? What's working in your city?

I responded to Emily Cole: There are lots of ways to measure talent.  With the talent dividend, our headline measure is the...

Emily Cole

Let's take the conversation to another level, and talk about metrics.   Joe-perhaps you can tell the group a bit about how to measure talent? And, what that means?   What is your opinion as far as evidence-based... Continue reading

How do we define talent? What's working in your city?

I responded to Blair Forlaw: Talent is multi-dimensional, as Blair emphasizes.  And increasingly, I think we have to look to...

Blair Forlaw

Below is how we defined talent in the preface to our regional strategy for St. Louis.  I know: this definition is not easily quantifiable.  But it's a great dialogue-starter for collaborations. It encourages us to question... Continue reading

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