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Productivity in cities: self-selection and sorting

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  • Anthony J. Venables

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Productivity is high in cities partly because the urban environment acts as a self-selection mechanism.� If workers have imperfect information about the quality of workers with whom they match and matches take place within cities, then high-ability workers will choose to live and work in expensive cities.� This self-selection improves the quality of matches in such cities.� The mechanism may be reinforced by the development of informational networks in cities with a large proportion of high ability workers.� As a consequence productivity in these cities is high for workers of all ability types.

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Article provided by Oxford University Press in its journal Journal of Economic Geography.

Volume (Year): 11 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (March)
Pages: 241-251

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Handle: RePEc:oup:jecgeo:v:11:y:2011:i:2:p:241-251

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  1. Bernard Fingleton & Simonetta Longhi, 2011. "The Effects of Agglomeration on Wages: Evidence from the Micro-Level," SERC Discussion Papers 0081, Spatial Economics Research Centre, LSE.
  2. Suzanne Kok, 2013. "Town and city jobs: Your job is different in another location," CPB Discussion Paper 246, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
  3. Combes, Pierre-Philippe & Duranton, Gilles & Gobillon, Laurent & Roux, Sébastien, 2012. "Sorting and local wage and skill distributions in France," CEPR Discussion Papers 8920, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  4. Håkansson, Johan & Isacsson, Gunnar, 2013. "How Does Employment Density Influence Individuals' Wages? A Micro Data Approach," HUI Working Papers 97, HUI Research.
  5. Suzanne Kok, 2013. "Matching worker skills to job tasks in the Netherlands: Sorting into cities for better careers," CPB Discussion Paper 247, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.

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