The spatial sorting and matching of skills and firms

Mion, Giordano and Naticchioni, Paolo (2009) The spatial sorting and matching of skills and firms. Canadian Journal of Economics, 42 (1). pp. 28-55. ISSN 0008-4085

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

In this paper we make use of a matched employer-employee database for Italy to look at the spatial distribution of wages. Using this rich database we aim to open up the black box of agglomeration economies exploiting the micro dimension of interaction among economic agents, both individuals and firms. We provide evidence that firm size and, especially, skills are sorted across space and account for a large portion of the spatial wage variation. Our data also support the assortative matching hypothesis, which we show not to be driven by co-location of good workers and firms. Finally, we point out that assortative matching is negatively related to local market size.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Tahir Beydola
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2015 09:14
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2015 09:14
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58681
📧 Request an update