Show simple item record Eeckhout, Jan Jovanovic, Boyan 2010-11-24T10:40:33Z 2010-11-24T10:40:33Z 2012
dc.identifier.citation Eeckhout J, Jovanovic B. Occupational choice and development. J Econ Theory. 2012; 147(2): 657-683. DOI 10.1016/j.jet.2011.01.002
dc.identifier.issn 0022-0531
dc.description.abstract The rise in world trade since 1970 has been accompanied by a rise in the geographic span of control of management and, hence, also a rise in the e ective international mobility of labor services. We study the e ect of such a globalization of the world's labor markets. The world's welfare gains depend positively on the skill-heterogeneity of the world's labor force. We nd that when people/ncan choose between wage work and managerial work, the worldwide labor market raises output by more in the rich and the poor countries, and by less in the middle-income countries. This is because the middle-income countries experience the smallest change in the factor-price ratio, and where the option to choose between wage work and managerial work has the least value in the integrated/neconomy. Our theory also establishes that after economic integration, the high skill countries see a disproportionate increase in managerial occupations. Using aggregate data on GDP, openness and occupations from 115 countries, we find evidence for these patterns of occupational choice.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Economic Theory. 2012;147(2):657-683
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dc.subject.other Mobilitat professional
dc.title Occupational choice and development
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.subject.keyword Openness
dc.subject.keyword Occupational Choice
dc.subject.keyword Mobility
dc.subject.keyword Matching
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/208068
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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