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Modelling Migration and Regional Labour Markets: An Application of the New Economic Geography Model RHOMOLO

Andries Brandsma (), d'Artis Kancs and Damiaan Persyn
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Andries Brandsma: European Commission – JRC, https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en

No JRC80825, JRC Working Papers from Joint Research Centre (Seville site)

Abstract: The present paper describes the modelling approach of regional labour markets taken in the newly developed dynamic spatial general equilibrium model RHOMOLO, where the labour market equilibrium is determined by ?rms’ labour demand, a wage-curve with unemployment, and inter-regional labour migration. The RHOMOLO model is parameterised by estimating the key structural parameters econometrically. In order to illustrate the potential of the proposed dynamic spatial general equilibrium approach to inter-regionally integrated labour markets, we carry out simulations showing the e?ects of a reduction in ransportation cost, and assess the impact on regional labour markets. Our results con?rm that wages and unemployment are by far the most important channels of adjustment to macro-economic and policy shocks in the EU. In contrast, labour migration plays a secondary role in labour market adjustments in the EU. Our results also suggest that the relationship between market access, labour demand and labour supply is non-linear and spatially inter-dependent, which underlines the importance of the proposed dynamic spatial general equilibrium approach.

Keywords: Dynamic spatial general equilibrium model; labour; migration; unemployment; wage; RHOMOLO; DSGE; new economic geography. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C68 D58 F22 J20 J61 J64 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eur, nep-geo, nep-lab, nep-mig and nep-ure
Date: 2013-03
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Journal Article: Modelling Migration and Regional Labour Markets: an Application of the New Economic Geography Model RHOMOLO (2014) Downloads
Working Paper: Modelling Migration and Regional Labour Markets: An Application of the New Economic Geography Model RHOMOLO (2013) Downloads
Working Paper: Modelling Migration and Regional Labour Markets: An Application of the New Economic Geography Model RHOMOLO (2013) Downloads
Working Paper: Modelling Migration and Regional Labour Markets: An Application of New Economic Geography Model Rhomolo (2012) Downloads
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