Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/181527
Authors: 
Haller, Peter
Heuermann, Daniel F.
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2018: Digitale Wirtschaft - Session: Labor and Unemployment I A16-V3
Abstract: 
Since Marshall (1890), it has been widely held in urban economic theory that cities ensure workers against the risk of unemployment by offering a larger pool of potential jobs. Using a large administrative panel data set on workers affected by firm closures, we examine whether positive effects from a higher urban job density are offset by more intense competition between workers. When controlling for the sorting of workers between regions, we find no evidence that the number of days workers spend in unemployment decreases with local job density. Instead, longer unemployment periods in cities are partly driven by more intense competition for available jobs
Subjects: 
agglomeration
thick labor markets
displacement
JEL: 
J63
J64
R12
R23
Document Type: 
Conference Paper
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