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The Effect of Infrastructure on Worker Mobility: Evidence from High-Speed Rail Expansion in Germany

Heuermann, Daniel F. and Schmieder, Johannes F. (2018) The Effect of Infrastructure on Worker Mobility: Evidence from High-Speed Rail Expansion in Germany. Journal of Economic Geography. (In Press)

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Abstract

We use the expansion of the high-speed rail (HSR) network in Germany as a natural experiment to examine the causal effect of reductions in commuting time between regions on the commuting decisions of workers and their choices regarding where to live and where to work. We exploit three key features in this setting: (i) investment in HSR has, in some cases dramatically, reduced travel times between ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2018
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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10.1093/jeg/lby019DOI
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Status:In Press
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:38318
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