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Title:Local employment growth in West Germany: a dynamic panel approach PDF Logo
Authors:Blien, Uwe
Suedekum, Jens
Wolf, Katja
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 1723
Abstract:In this paper we study the dynamics of local employment growth in West Germany from 1980 to 2001. Using dynamic panel techniques, we analyse the timing of the impact of diversity and specialisation, as well as of the human capital structure of local industries. Diversity has a positive effect on employment growth in the short run, which is stronger in manufacturing than in services. Concerning specialization we find evidence for mean reversion, which is inconsistent with the idea that growth emphasizes itself. But there is considerable inertia in this process. A positive effect of education is only found in manufacturing. Additionally, we look at the impact of firm size and regional wages on local employment growth.
Subjects:regional labor markets
externalities
local employment growth
dynamic panel estimation
urbanization and localisation effects
JEL:R11
O40
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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