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Job Matching Efficiency in Skilled Regions:
Evidence on the Microeconomic Foundations of Human Capital Externalities

Heuermann, Daniel F.



Abstract

Inspired by the literature on the role of local career networks for the quality of labour market matches we investigate whether human capital externalities arise from a higher job matching efficiency in skilled regions. Using two samples of workers in Germany we find that an increase in the regional share of highly qualified workers by one standard deviation is associated with between-job wage ...

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