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Technology diffusion and the spatial distribution of wages in the US

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dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa 2017-07-26T10:50:32Z 2017-07-26T10:50:32Z 1997-10-01
dc.description.abstract What explains the spatial distribution of wages across US counties? I find that two of the most important factors are spatial technology diffusion and externalities due to the aggregate scale of production. One empirical finding supporting the importance of spatial technology diffusion is that average wages in a county decrease with the average level of schooling in neighboring counties when employment in the county and average wages in neighboring counties are held constant. All empirical results are obtained using a novel instrument for (endogenous) employment at the county-level and take into account other factors (e.g. productivity-differences across states, climate) that may determine wages.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 500
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dc.title Technology diffusion and the spatial distribution of wages in the US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper 2017-07-23T02:05:41Z
dc.subject.keyword us spatial wage distribution
dc.subject.keyword spatial technology diffusion
dc.subject.keyword dynamic spatial externalities
dc.subject.keyword spatial fixed effects
dc.subject.keyword Macroeconomics and International Economics
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