Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/75590
Authors: 
Brakman, Steven
Garretsen, Harry
Schramm, Marc
Year of Publication: 
2000
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 395
Abstract: 
In this paper we want to shed some light on the empirical relevance of the new economic geography. Using one of the central features of the core new economic geography models, namely that wages have the tendency to fall the further one moves away from centres of economic activity, we investigate the existence of a spatial wage structure for post-unification Germany. We find support for a spatial wage structure for German city-district wages, and hence indirectly for the relevance of a new economic geography model for Germany. We also find that demand linkages in Germany are strongly localised and that the “old” border still matters to the extent that economic interactions between western and eastern Germany are still limited compared to the situation within these two parts of Germany.
Subjects: 
New economic geography
spatial wage structure
Germany
JEL: 
F12
F15
R12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.