1 Is There an Urban Wage Premium in Italy ?

  title={1 Is There an Urban Wage Premium in Italy ?},
  author={Sabrina Di Addario and Eleonora Patacchini},
We analyze empirically the impact of urbanization (i.e., urban agglomeration) on Italian wages, in contrast to other empirical studies on Italy that have focussed on localization effects (i.e., industrial agglomeration). How to define and measure urbanization is a matter of investigation in itself. The population distribution, for instance, is much more dispersed in Italy than in the US. Thus, whether to use the same threshold value to define a "large city" is a debatable issue. The application… CONTINUE READING

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