Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/31972
Authors: 
Rühmann, Peter
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Diskussionsbeiträge aus dem Volkswirtschaftlichen Seminar der Universität Göttingen 142
Abstract: 
There seems to exist a consensus that transnational labour mobility will help to equalize workers` incomes and domestic product per head between the member countries of a monetary union. However, the ´the new economic geography` which stresses the centrifugal spatial forces of economic activity cast doubts on this opinion. By contrasting neoclassical analysis with models of imperfect competition, this paper illustrates the view that labour mobility might aggravate as well as equalize the national differences in domestic product per head. Therefore, with respect to EMU, it seems reasonable to support forms of transnational mobility which avoid the potential polarizing effects as far as possible.
Subjects: 
Transnational Labour Mobility
European Monetary Union
JEL: 
F22
F33
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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