Regional price levels and the agglomeration wage differential in western Germany

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Autor(en): Gartner H, Blien U, Stüber H, Wolf K
Zeitschrift: The annals of regional science
Verlag: Springer Verlag (Germany)
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2009
Band: 43
Heftnummer: 1
Seitenbereich: 71-88
ISSN: 0570-1864
eISSN: 1432-0592


Abstract


We analyse whether wage differences between cities and rural areas in western Germany are due to unobserved differences in regional price levels. Since regional prices are available for only 10% of the regions we use multiple imputation to generate prices for all regions. Our results show that the nominal agglomeration wage differential is 25%, whereas the real differential is 19%. If we control for the composition of the labour force and jobs, the real wage differential is 4%. If we additionally control for differences in regional building land prices the agglomeration wage differential vanishes.



FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Gartner, Hermann PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre
Stüber, Heiko Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Makroökonomik


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APA:
Gartner, H., Blien, U., Stüber, H., & Wolf, K. (2009). Regional price levels and the agglomeration wage differential in western Germany. The annals of regional science, 43(1), 71-88. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00168-007-0205-8

MLA:
Gartner, Hermann, et al. "Regional price levels and the agglomeration wage differential in western Germany." The annals of regional science 43.1 (2009): 71-88.

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