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  • Zenou, Yves

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The aim of this paper is to expose the recent developments of urban search models which incorporate a land market into a search-matching framework. Using these models, we will be able to explain why unemployment rates vary within a city, how city structure affects workers' labor-market outcomes, how unemployment benefits and the job-destruction rate affect the growth of cities and why workers living far away from job centers search less intensively and experience higher unemployment rates than those residing closer to jobs. We are also able to explain why, as compared to whites, black workers spend more time commuting to work but travel less miles and search for jobs over a smaller area.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 53 (2009)
Issue (Month): 6 (August)
Pages: 607-624

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Keywords: Job search Urban land use Search intensity Spatial mismatch Automobile mismatch;

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  1. Etienne LEHMANN & Paola L. MONTERO LEDEZMA & Bruno VAN DER LINDEN, 2013. "Inefficient equilibrium unemployment in a duocentric economy with matching frictions," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 2013033, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
  2. Zenou, Yves, 2008. "Endogenous Job Destruction and Job Matching in Cities," Working Paper Series 752, Research Institute of Industrial Economics.
  3. Vincent Boitier, 2013. "Endogenous city size in urban search models: the case of high reallocation costs," ERSA conference papers ersa13p590, European Regional Science Association.
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