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dc.contributor.authorCombes, Pierre-Philippeen_US
dc.contributor.authorMagnac, Thierryen_US
dc.contributor.authorRobin, Jean-Marcen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1984-1993en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:13:04Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:13:04Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20296-
dc.description.abstractWe study the impact of local economic structure on employment dynamics. Local employment is decomposed into the product of the average plant size and the number of plants in the area and industry. We estimate the dynamics of both components simultaneously using French yearly data on 36 industries and 341 areas between 1984 and 1993. The careful specification of short-run dynamics and the control for fixed effects and endogeneity are shown to be critical in the empirical model. First, static externalities are prevalent compared to dynamic ones. Moreover, whereas area-and-industry effects explain most of the spatial variation of plant size, the local number of plants is mainly driven by the current local economic structure. Policies targeted towards plant creation should thus be more efficient. For instance, large areas endowed with a small number of even size industries have both more and larger plants. A large number of plants heterogeneous in size increases the average plant size, but the number of plants is higher when plants have similar size.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 1061en_US
dc.subject.jelJ21en_US
dc.subject.jelJ23en_US
dc.subject.jelR23en_US
dc.subject.jelC33en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor marketen_US
dc.subject.keywordpanel dataen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic geographyen_US
dc.subject.keywordemploymenten_US
dc.subject.stwRegionaler Arbeitsmarkten_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Industriestrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionales Wachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwFrankreichen_US
dc.titleThe Dynamics of Local Employment in Franceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn381659011en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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