Charlot, Sylvie and Duranton, Gilles (2003) Communication externalities in cities. CEPDP, 592. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753016702
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To identify communication externalities in French cities, we exploit a unique survey recording workplace communication of individual workers. Our hypothesis is that in larger and/or more educated cities, workers should communicate more. In turn, more communication should have a positive effect on individual wages. By estimating both an earnings and a communication equation, we find evidence of communication externalities. Being in a larger and more educated city makes workers communicate more and in turn this has a positive effects on wages. However, only a small fraction of the overall effects of a more educated and larger city on wages percolates through this channel.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Discussion Paper)|
|Additional Information:||© 2003 the authors|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||human capital, cities, communication externalities|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Journal of Economic Literature Classification System:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs > J31 - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials by Skill, Training, Occupation, etc.
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R19 - Other
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R2 - Household Analysis > R29 - Other
|Sets:||Collections > Economists Online
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