OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2009
This book has a bit of a new look and some interesting new analyses. Readers may be drawn to the opening chapter on the economic crisis and the section on emerging research fields.
This is a really important report and I haven't read it closely enough yet to comment, however, some key messages include.
- Across all OECD countries, regions vary greatly in per capita income levels and growthrates; there are few signs that they are becoming more similar.
- Urban areas tend to have higher income levels than rural regions, but not necessarily higher growth rates; there is no consistent relationship between urban concentration and economic performance.
Some interesting material, but this book is a collection of papers from a conference the OECD and World Bank ran.