Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/168560
Authors: 
Basile, Roberto
Girardi, Alessandro
Mantuano, Marianna
Russo, Giuseppe
Year of Publication: 
2017
Abstract: 
We analyze the effect of interregional migration on regional unemployment in Italy. With the help of a simple two-region model adapted to the main features of the Italian NorthSouth dualism, we illustrate the effects of labor mobility with and without human capital externalities. Using longitudinal data over the years 2002-2011 for 103 NUTS-3 Italian regions, we document that net outflows of human capital from the South to the North have increased the unemployment rate in the South, while it did not affect the unemployment rate in the North. Our analysis contributes to the literature on interregional human capital mobility suggesting that reducing human capital flight from Southern regions should be a priority.
Subjects: 
Unemployment
Migration
Human Capital
Exernalities
Italian Regions
JEL: 
C23
R23
J61
Document Type: 
Preprint
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