2006–2010

Efficiency Wages and Unemployment in Cities: The Case of High-Relocation Costs

Reprint No. 2006:2

Author(s): Yves ZenouYear: 2006 Title: Regional Science and Urban Economics Volume (No.): 36 (1) Pages: 49–71


We develop an urban model in which all jobs are located in the Central Business District (CBD) and workers, who have high relocation costs, optimally choose their residence between the CBD and the city fringe. We consider two information structures. In the first case, firms perfectly observe the residential location of all workers, while, in the second one, firms do not observe where workers live. In the perfect information equilibrium, we show that the efficiency wage is increasing with distance to jobs. We also demonstrate that workers are better off and landlords worse off under the perfect information equilibrium.


Reference:
Zenou, Yves (2006), "Efficiency Wages and Unemployment in Cities: The Case of High-Relocation Costs". Regional Science and Urban Economics 36(1), 49–71.

Interdisciplinary European Studies

Trust in the European Union in Challenging Times

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This is the first book in the Interdisciplinary European Studies collection. This volume provides an interdisciplinary perspective on trust in the EU from the vantage point of political science, law and economics. Lars Oxelheim, Lund University and affiliated to IFN, is one of the authors.

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