Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/120582
Authors: 
Andini, Monica
de Blasio, Guido
Duranton, Gilles
Strange, William
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
52nd Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Regions in Motion - Breaking the Path", 21-25 August 2012, Bratislava, Slovakia
Abstract: 
Marshallian Labor Market Pooling: Evidence from Italy This paper employs a unique Italian data source to take a comprehensive approach to labor market pooling. It jointly considers many different aspects of the agglomeration labor market relationship, including turnover, learning, matching, and hold up. It also considers labor market pooling from the perspective of both workers and firms and across a range of industries. The paper reports a general positive relationship of turnover to local population density, which is consistent with theories of agglomeration and uncertainty. The paper also finds evidence of on-the-job learning that is consistent with theories of labor pooling, labor poaching, and hold up. In addition, the paper provides evidence consistent with agglomeration improving job matches. However, the labor market pooling gains that we measure are unlikely to account for a significant share of the agglomeration benefits accruing to worker and firms.
Subjects: 
local labor markets
matching
turnover
learning
holdup
agglomeration
JEL: 
R23
J60
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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