WAGES, RENTS, UNEMPLOYMENT, AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE: A CONSISTENT THEORY-BASED MEASURE
Matthias Wrede ()
Journal of Regional Science, 2015, vol. 55, issue 4, 609-625
type="main"> Combining a spatial equilibrium model with a search-matching unemployment model, this paper analyzes the willingness to pay for regional amenities and the regional quality of life when wages, rents, and unemployment risk compensate for local amenities and disamenities. The results are compared with those obtained from the Rosen-Roback approach. We demonstrate that the traditional approach gives too much weight to the wage differential if search frictions are significant. Furthermore, the paper confirms that the wage curve is negatively sloped for quasi-linear utility. Specifically, the wage rate increases and the unemployment rate decreases in response to an increase in the amenity level if the amenity is marginally more beneficial to producers than to consumers.
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