Essays in Local Labor Economics

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Title: Essays in Local Labor Economics
Author: Diamond, Rebecca
Citation: Diamond, Rebecca. 2013. Essays in Local Labor Economics. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.
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Abstract: This dissertation consists of three independent chapters. Chapter 1 examines the determinants and welfare implications of the increased geographic of workers by skill from 1980 to 2000. I estimate a structural spatial equilibrium model of local labor demand, housing supply, labor supply, and amenity levels. The estimates indicate that cross-city changes in firms' demands for high and low skill labor were the underlying forces driving the increase in geographic skill sorting. I find that the combined effects of changes in cities' wages, rents, and endogenous amenities increased well-being inequality between high school and college graduates by a significantly larger amount than would be suggested by the increase in the college wage gap alone.
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