Reference : Endogenous Qualifications and Firms' Agglomeration
Scientific journals : Article
Business & economic sciences : Economic systems & public economics
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/25466
Endogenous Qualifications and Firms' Agglomeration
English
Toulemonde, Eric [Centre de Recherche en Économie Régionale et Politique Économique (CERPE) Faculté des Sciences Économiques, Sociales et de Gestion (FSESG) Université de Namur > > > ; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)]
Picard, Pierre M mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) >]
2004
Journal of Urban Economics
Academic Press
55
3
458-477
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
0094-1190
1095-9068
San Diego
CA
[en] This paper analyzes firms' location when workers endogenously choose to qualify for professional skills but when they remain uncertain about the potential match between their personal abilities and/or affinities and the firms' specific production tasks. By qualifying in a region where firms agglomerate, workers benefit from higher prospects of good match. At the equilibrium, we show that firms may locate in a single cluster, symmetric clusters or even asymmetric clusters. Comparative statics with respect to product market demand and labor supply parameters are provided.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/25466
10.1016/S0094-1190(03)00075-5

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