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Do Migrants Believe in Market Potential?

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  • Crozet, M.

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New economic geography models predict migration flows from peripheral regions toward central ones. Agglomeration occurs in these models because firms, which tend to locate in large demand regions, and workers, who look for high real wages, are driven by the same force defined by the market potential function. As in Hanson [1998], we estimate this function and thereby all the parameters of the standard economic geography model.

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  • Crozet, M., 2000. "Do Migrants Believe in Market Potential?," Papiers d'Economie Mathématique et Applications 2000.30, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:pariem:2000.30
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    1. Head, Keith & Mayer, Thierry, 2004. "The empirics of agglomeration and trade," Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics,in: J. V. Henderson & J. F. Thisse (ed.), Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, edition 1, volume 4, chapter 59, pages 2609-2669 Elsevier.
    2. Keith Head & Thierry Mayer, 2004. "Market Potential and the Location of Japanese Investment in the European Union," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 86(4), pages 959-972, November.

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    Keywords

    GEOGRAPHY ; MIGRATION ; WAGES;

    JEL classification:

    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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