Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/119907
Authors: 
Dalmazzo, Alberto
Accetturo, Antonio
de Blasio, Guido
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
51st Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "New Challenges for European Regions and Urban Areas in a Globalised World", 30 August - 3 September 2011, Barcelona, Spain
Abstract: 
The paper consider the skill-biased "share-altering" technical change hypothesis in a spatial general equilibrium model where skilled and unskilled individual may exhibit different preferences for local amenities. A main novelty - both for labour and urban economics- is that, under this hypothesis, skill-biased technical change can be readily represented by simple Cobb-Douglas production functions, rather than CES technologies. We then analyse the local labour markets equilibrium, where the adoption of new technologies may require an adequate proportion of skilled workers.
Subjects: 
skill-biased technical change
share-altering technologies
local labour markets
JEL: 
O33
R12
R23
J31
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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