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The Sources of the Urban Wage Premium by Worker Skills
We estimate the respective importance of spatial sorting and agglomeration economies in explaining the urban wage premium for workers with different sets of skills. Sorting is the main source of the
Commuters’ non-linear response to time distances
Empirical observations imply that time distances influence the commuting behaviour in a non-linear way, such that the time sensitivity is much lower for very short and long distances, whereas intermediate distances display a high time sensitivity.
How Local are Spatial Density Externalities? Neighbourhood Effects in Agglomeration Economies
Andersson M., Klaesson J. and Larsson J. P. How local are spatial density externalities? Neighbourhood effects in agglomeration economies, Regional Studies. The geographic scale at which density
Time distances and labor market integration
Abstract. This article investigates how time distances within and between municipalities determine the spatial extent of local and regional labor markets. As time distances change, the extent of the
How Local are Spatial Density Externalities? evidence from square grid data
We analyze the geographic scale at which density externalities operate and their attenuation with distance. Using square grid data at a fine spatial resolution, we find that a doubling of
Creative Milieus in the Stockholm Region
This chapter intends to demonstrate that the Stockholm region is the key centre for knowledge development, innovations and intellectual creativity in Sweden. The region is an attractor for
Market potential, start-up size and the survival of new firms
Abstract: Many phenomena in the economy are influenced by geography. The size of new firm start-ups vary in many dimensions, among them industry and geography. The purpose of this paper is to explore
Roots to Grow: Family Firms and Local Embeddedness in Rural and Urban Contexts
The present study analyzes the nexus among business growth, ownership structure, and local embeddedness—that is, the involvement of economic actors in a geographically bound social structure—in rural
Innovation in the hospitality industry
The hospitality industry is a rapidly growing revenue generator in many countries and is becoming economically important for generating employment and for integrating of immigrants into the labor
Ethnic enclaves and segregation—self-employment and employment patterns among forced migrants
The relevance of residential segregation and ethnic enclaves for labor market sorting of immigrants has been investigated by a large body of literature. Previous literature presents competing