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dc.contributor.author Eeckhout, Jan
dc.contributor.author Pinheiro, Roberto
dc.contributor.author Schmidheiny, Kurt
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-09T14:20:57Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-09T14:20:57Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Eeckhout J, Pinheiro R, Schimdheiny K. Spatial sorting. Journal of political economy. 2014; 122(3):554-620
dc.identifier.issn 0022-3808
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/33838
dc.description.abstract We investigate the role of skill complementarities in production and mobility across cities. The nature of the complementarities determines the equilibrium skill distribution across cities. With extreme-skill complementarity, the skill distribution has thicker tails in large cities; with top-skill complementarity, there is first-order stochastic dominance. Using wage and housing price data, we find robust evidence of thick tails in large cities: large cities disproportionately attract both high- and lowskilled workers, while average skills are constant across city size. This pattern of spatial sorting is consistent with extreme-skill complementarity, where the productivity of high-skilled workers and of the providers of low-skilled services are mutually enhanced.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Chicago Press
dc.rights © University of Chicago Press http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/ET/home.html
dc.subject.other Mobilitat laboral
dc.subject.other Mobilitat social
dc.title Spatial sorting
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/676141
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/208068
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


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