EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Heterogeneous Skills and Homogeneous Land: Segmentation and Agglomeration

Matthias Wrede ()

No 200922, MAGKS Papers on Economics from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung)

Abstract: This paper analyzes the impact of skill heterogeneity on regional patterns of production and housing in the presence of pecuniary externalities within a general-equilibrium framework assuming monopolistic competition at intermediate good markets. It shows that the interplay of heterogeneous skills and relatively homogeneous land demand triggers skill segmentation and agglomeration. The core region, being more attractive to high skilled workers, has a disproportionately large share of production at all levels of the supply chain. The paper studies the effects on segmentation and agglomeration of interregional trade in intermediate goods, attachment to home, the presence of immobile unskilled workers, various conditions at local land markets, and federal taxation.

Keywords: Skill heterogeneity; land use; segmentation; agglomeration. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R12 R13 R14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-geo and nep-ure
Date: 2009
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Forthcoming in

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.uni-marburg.de/fb02/makro/forschung/magkspapers/22-2009_wrede.pdf Second version, 2009 (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: Heterogeneous skills and homogeneous land: segmentation and agglomeration (2013) Downloads
Working Paper: Heterogeneous skills and homogeneous land: Segmentation and agglomeration (2012) 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:mar:magkse:200922

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in MAGKS Papers on Economics from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Bernd Hayo ().

 
Page updated 2020-01-17
Handle: RePEc:mar:magkse:200922