Hubert Jayet

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European regions have experienced a polarisation of their unemployment rates between 1986 and 1996, as regions with intermediate rates have moved towards either extreme. This process has been driven by changes in regional employment, only partly offset by labour force changes. Regions’ outcomes have closely followed those of neighbouring regions. This is(More)
This paper explores the links between the patterns of migration (high vs. low-skill), trade policy, and foreign direct investment (FDI) from the standpoint of sending countries. A skeleton general equilibrium model with a non-traded good and sectorspecific labour is used to explore the effects of the skill-composition of exports on FDI. The model suggests(More)
  • Etienne FARVAQUE, Hubert Jayet, +11 authors François Bayrou
  • 2009
In this paper, we expose the results of a voting experiment realised in 2007, during the French Presidential election. This experiment aimed at confronting the Single Transferable Vote (SVT) procedure to two criteria: simplicity and the selection of a Condorcet-winner. Building on our electoral sample's preferences, we show that this voting procedure can(More)
This paper provides supportive evidence to the notion that the division of labour is limited by the extent of the (local) market. We first propose a theoretical model. Its main prediction is that scarce specialists occupations are over-represented in large cities. Using census data for French cities, we find strong empirical support for this prediction.(More)
The central purpose of this paper is to determine the effect of interjurisdictional competition for capital on public decisions of Leviathan-type policymakers who are also concerned with re-election. We show that the supply of public goods is (in)efficient in a Nash-equilibrium when such policy-makers (do not) use freely their tax instruments. Moreover, tax(More)
Firms often receive multiple acceptable applications for vacancies, requiring a choice among candidates. This paper contrasts equilibria when firms select workers at random and when firms select the worker with the shortest spell of unemployment, called ranking. With the filling of vacancies unaffected by the selection rule, both equilibria have the same(More)
Differences in probable population developments in France by region up to the year 2000 are examined. The authors note that the West and Southeast of the country will still be the regions likely to grow more rapidly and that the Northeast and Ile-de-France will be the regions of slowest growth. However, overall, such regional differences are likely to(More)
In this model, we characterize optimal immigration and fiscal policies in presence of a rival public good and heterogeneous discounting. Surprisingly, even if the government is benevolent towards natives only, it is optimal to keep borders open. Indeed, in the long run, patient natives hold the whole stock of capital, while impatient immigrants work.(More)
This paper examines the endogenous dynamics of the social structure of a city where the spatial repartition of amenities is endogenously modified by the spatial repartition of social groups. We start from the well known fact that, in most European cities, central locations are occupied by rich households; while in American cities, they are occupied by poor(More)