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Job Turnover, Risk Sharing, and Regional Wages in Western Germany

Heuermann, Daniel F. (2008) Job Turnover, Risk Sharing, and Regional Wages in Western Germany. IAAEG Discussion Paper Series. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

We test Krugman’s (1991) notion of risk sharing in pooled labor markets as one of the micro-foundations of agglomeration economies, i.e. we examine whether firms share risks from idiosyncratic and sector specific shocks through labor pooling. Estimating wage functions we find that job turnover depresses wages at the regional and the firm level, indicating that firms incur significant adjustment ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2008
Institutions:Business, Economics and Information Systems > Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre und Ökonometrie > Lehrstuhl für Empirische Makroökonomie und Regionalökonomie (Prof. Dr. Joachim Möller)
Business, Economics and Information Systems > Institut für Immobilienenwirtschaft / IRE|BS > Lehrstuhl für Empirische Makroökonomie und Regionalökonomie (Prof. Dr. Joachim Möller)
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R12Journal of Economics Literature Classification
R30Journal of Economics Literature Classification
J31Journal of Economics Literature Classification
J63Journal of Economics Literature Classification
Keywords:Marshallian Externalities, Labor Pooling, Specialization, Idiosyncratic Shocks
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:No, this version has not been refereed yet (as with preprints)
Created at the University of Regensburg:No
Item ID:26548
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