Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96484
Authors: 
Krenz, Astrid
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Papers, Center for European Governance and Economic Development Research 206
Abstract: 
We investigate the effects of job-specific knowledge for individual labor earnings of workers in the German economy. The results indicate a positive effect for earnings stemming in particular from high-knowledge in the areas of sales and marketing, computers and electronics, mathematics, biology and law and government. Investigating the geographical concentration of employment reveals, for example, that workers with highknowledge in the field of communication and media are concentrated in just a few places whereas workers with high-knowledge in law and government and administration and management are far more dispersed over the regions. These patterns of geographical localization of employment give evidence for differences in the dissemination of knowledge across peers and customers.
Subjects: 
agglomeration
knowledge
growth
German regional planning units
wages
Heckman selection
Krugman index
JEL: 
J31
J61
R11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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