Working Paper No. 914

Local Multipliers and Human Capital in the US and Sweden

Published: April 13, 2012Pages: 29Keywords: Local multipliers; Local labor markets; Labor demandJEL-codes: J23; R11; R12; R23

Local Multipliers and Human Capital in the US and Sweden Enrico Moretti and Per Thulin


We show that every time a local economy generates a new job by attracting a new business in the traded sector, a significant number of additional jobs are created in the non-traded sector. This multiplier effect is particularly large for jobs with high levels of human capital and for high tech industries. These findings are important for local development policies, as they suggest that in order to increase local employment levels, municipalities should target high tech employers with high levels of human capital.

Integrating Immigrants into the Nordic Labour Markets

An Overall Perspective

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Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden face similar problems of integrating large groups of immigrants, especially low-educated ones from outside the EU, into their labour markets. In this volume, edited by Lars Calmfors, IFN, and Nora Sánchez Gassen in cooperation with researchers from across the Nordic Region analyse how labour market integration of immigrants can be promoted. 

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