EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Discordant city employment cycles

Michael Owyang (), Jeremy Piger () and Howard Wall ()

Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2013, vol. 43, issue 2, 367-384

Abstract: This paper estimates city-level employment cycles for 58 large U.S. cities and documents the substantial cross-city variation in the timing, lengths, and frequencies of their employment contractions. It also shows how the spread of city-level contractions associated with U.S. recessions has tended to follow recession-specific geographic patterns. In addition, cities within the same state or region have tended to have similar employment cycles. We find no evidence that similarities in employment cycles are related to similarities in industry mix, although cities with more-similar high school attainment, mean establishment size, and industrial diversity have tended to have more-similar employment cycles.

Keywords: City employment cycles (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R12 E32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (3) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166046212000877
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
Working Paper: Discordant City Employment Cycles (2011) Downloads
Working Paper: Discordant city employment cycles (2010) Downloads
Working Paper: Discordant city employment cycles (2010) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:regeco:v:43:y:2013:i:2:p:367-384

Access Statistics for this article

Regional Science and Urban Economics is currently edited by D.P McMillen and Y. Zenou

More articles in Regional Science and Urban Economics from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Dana Niculescu ().

 
Page updated 2019-08-03
Handle: RePEc:eee:regeco:v:43:y:2013:i:2:p:367-384