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Location Choices of highly Educated Foreign Workers: the Importance of Urban Amenities

Or Levkovich and Jan Rouwendal

No 14-093/VIII, Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers from Tinbergen Institute

Abstract: In the globalized economy the presence of migrants is essential for urban and regional growth, and it is therefore important to know what makes a city an attractive place for highly skilled migrants. This paper aims to shed light on this issue by considering the location choice of highly-educated foreign workers, and if and how their valuation of urban amenities differs from domestic workers. To do so, we apply a residential location-choice model to estimate the attractiveness of residential locations in the Dutch Randstad for low and high-skilled, domestic and foreign workers, and calculate and compare their willingness to pay for each of these amenities.

Keywords: urban amenities; foreign workers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F68 R11 R53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014-07-22
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dcm, nep-mig and nep-ure
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