Labor Market Competition, Wages and Worker Mobility. [PDF]
I study an integration of local labor markets which made it easier for French border commuters to get a job in the high-wage Swiss labor market. The research design compares how wages and employment of employees in France evolve in treated labor markets relative to a matched control group of labor markets in other parts of France. The results show that low-skill wages rise by 1.6 percent and low-skill employment by around 3 percent after the reform. They are consistent with the integration having increased employer competition in the labor market, particularly for low-skill workers who search most locally for jobs.
Work in progress
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Childbearing and the gender career gap among scientists.
Firm-level adjustment to labor market competition.