Labor Market Effects of Economic Integration - The Impact of Re-Unification in German Border Regions

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Details zur Publikation

Autorinnen und Autoren: Büttner T, Rincke J
Zeitschrift: German Economic Review
Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell: No OnlineOpen
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2007
Band: 8
Heftnummer: 4
Seitenbereich: 536-560
ISSN: 1465-6485
Sprache: Englisch


Abstract


This paper exploits the significant reduction in impediments to labor mobility in the process of German re-unification in order to identify labor supply shocks in the West German labor market. The focus is on the quasi-experiment of the border removal in the regions situated at the German–German border that faced a massive increase of cross-border labor supply. The results indicate that despite a gain in employment, the border removal was accompanied by a decline in wages and an increase in unemployment relative to other West German regions.



FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Büttner, Thiess Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Finanzwissenschaft
Rincke, Johannes Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Wirtschaftspolitik


Zitierweisen

APA:
Büttner, T., & Rincke, J. (2007). Labor Market Effects of Economic Integration - The Impact of Re-Unification in German Border Regions. German Economic Review, 8(4), 536-560. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0475.2007.00417.x

MLA:
Büttner, Thiess, and Johannes Rincke. "Labor Market Effects of Economic Integration - The Impact of Re-Unification in German Border Regions." German Economic Review 8.4 (2007): 536-560.

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