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Endogenous qualifications and firms' agglomeration

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  • PICARD, Pierre
  • TOULEMONDE, Eric

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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.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers RP with number -1810.

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Note: In : Journal of Urban Economics, 55, 458-477, 2004.
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  1. Toulemonde, Eric, 2006. "Acquisition of skills, labor subsidies, and agglomeration of firms," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 59(3), pages 420-439, May.
  2. THARAKAN, Joe & TROPEANO, Jean-Philippe, . "On the impact of labor market matching on regional disparities," CORE Discussion Papers RP -2151, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  3. OTTAVIANO, Gianmarco & THISSE, Jacques-François, . "Agglomeration and economic geography," CORE Discussion Papers RP -1725, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  4. Picard, Pierre M. & Wildasin, David, 2009. "Labor Market Pooling, Outsourcing and Labor Contracts," IZA Discussion Papers 4357, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  5. PICARD, Pierre M. & WILDASIN, David E., 2006. "Labor market pooling, outsourcing and contracts in Chamberlinian regions," CORE Discussion Papers 2006060, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).

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