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Communication externalities in cities

  • Sylvie Charlot

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    (Centre d'Economie et de Sociologie Rurales Appliquées à l'Agriculture et aux Espaces Ruraux, INRA)

  • Gilles Duranton

    (EXT)

Afin d'identifier les externalités de communication dans les villes françaises, les auteurs mobilisent une enquête originale disposant de la communication des travailleurs sur leur lieu de travail. Ils supposent que les travailleurs sont à même de plus communiquer dans les villes les plus grandes et les plus "éduquées". En contre partie, plus de communication doit avoir un effet positif sur les salaires individuels. En estimant à la fois une équation de salaire et une équation de communication, ils mettent en évidence l'existence d'externalités de communication. Etre localisé dans une grande ville éduquée conduit les salariés à communiquer plus et en retour la communication a un effet positif sur les salaires. Cependant, seule une petite part des effets totaux de la taille de la ville et de son niveau d'éducation passe par la communication.

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Paper provided by Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France in its series Working Papers with number 155376.

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Length: 581-613
Date of creation: 2004
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Urban Economics
Handle: RePEc:inr:wpaper:155376
Note: A également fait l'objet d'une présentation à la Journée Cesaer-Core : Economie géographique appliquée : le cas de l'Europe, le 27/02/2003 à Dijon. Egalement paru dans : CEPR Discussion paper ; 4048
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