Tag Archives: Labor Mobility

Labor Mobility within Currency Unions

From Ivan Werning and Emmanuel Fahri: We study the effects of labor mobility within a currency union suffering from nominal rigidities. When the demand shortfall in depressed region is mostly internal, migra- tion may not help regional macroeconomic adjustment. When … Continue reading

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Declining Migration within the US: The Role of the Labor Market

From Raven Molloy, Christopher Smith, Abigail Wozniak: Interstate migration has decreased steadily since the 1980s. We show that this trend is not primarily related to demographic and socioeconomic factors, but instead appears to be connected to a concurrent secular decline in … Continue reading

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When the Levee Breaks: Black Migration and Economic Development in the American South

From Richard Hornbeck and Suresh Naidu: In the American South, post-bellum economic development may have been restricted in part by white landowners’ access to low-wage black labor. This paper examines the impact of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 on black … Continue reading

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