Working paper

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 non-movers 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. Further evidence indicates that the integration reduced firms' monopsony power in low-skill labor markets that are less spatially integrated than high-skill labor markets.

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