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2006-02-06Buch DOI: 10.18452/3931
Regional Labor Markets, Network Externalities and Migration: The Case of German Reunification
dc.contributor.authorUhlig, Harald
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-15T23:02:49Z
dc.date.available2017-06-15T23:02:49Z
dc.date.created2006-02-09
dc.date.issued2006-02-06
dc.identifier.issn1860-5664
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/4583
dc.description.abstractFifteen years after German reunification, the facts about slow regional convergence have born out the prediction of Barro (1991), exceptthat migration out of East Germany has not slowed down. I document that in particular the 18-29 year old are leaving East Germany,and that the emigration has accelerated in recent years. To understand these patterns, I provide an extension of the standard laborsearch model by allowing for migration and network externalities. In that theory, two equilibria can result: one with a high networking rate, high average labor productivity, low unemployment and no emigration (“West Germany”) and one with a low networking rate, low average labor productivity, high unemployment and a constant rate of emigration (“East Germany”). The model does not imply any obviouslysound policies to move from the weakly networked equilibrium to the highly networked equilibrium.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectmigrationeng
dc.subjectGerman reunificationeng
dc.subjectlabor market searcheng
dc.subjectnetwork externalitieseng
dc.subjectregional economicseng
dc.subject.ddc330 Wirtschaft
dc.titleRegional Labor Markets, Network Externalities and Migration: The Case of German Reunification
dc.typebook
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-10057420
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/3931
dc.subject.dnb17 Wirtschaft
local.edoc.container-titleSonderforschungsbereich 649: Ökonomisches Risiko
local.edoc.pages52
local.edoc.type-nameBuch
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local.edoc.container-type-nameSchriftenreihe
local.edoc.container-volume2006
local.edoc.container-issue4
local.edoc.container-year2006
local.edoc.container-erstkatid2195055-6

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