Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/30252
Authors: 
Bode, Eckhardt
Mutl, Jan
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 1605
Abstract: 
We test a New Economic Geography (NEG) model for U.S. counties, employing a new strategy that allows us to bring the full NEG model to the data, and to assess selected elements of this model separately. We find no empirical support for the full NEG model. Regional wages in the U.S. do not respond to local wage shocks in the way predicted by the model. We show that the main reason for this is that the model does not predict either the migration patterns induced by local wage shocks or the repercussions of this migration for regional wages correctly.
Subjects: 
New Economic Geography
Spatial econometrics
JEL: 
C21
C51
R12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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