New Economic Geography meets Comecon: Regional Wages and Industry Location in Central Europe

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New Economic Geography meets Comecon: Regional Wages and Industry Location in Central Europe
Auteur(s)
Brülhart M., Koenig P.
Détails de l'institution
Université de Lausanne - HEC - DEEP
Date de publication
01/2005
Numéro
05.01
Genre
Cahiers de recherches économiques
Langue
anglais
Nombre de pages
24
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Published in: Economics of Transition, vol. 14 (2), April 2006, pp.245-267
Résumé
We analyze the internal spatial wage and employment structures of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia, using regional data for 1996-2000. A new economic
geography model predicts wage gradients and specialization patterns that are smoothly related to regions' relative market access. As an alternative, we formulate a "Comecon hypothesis", according to which wages and sectoral location are not systematically related to market access except for discrete concentrations in capital regions. Our estimations confirm the ongoing relevance of the Comecon hypothesis: compared to pre-2004 EU members, Central European countries' average wages and service employment were still discretely higher in capital regions. Our results point towards an increase in relative wages and employment shares of Central Europe's provincial regions, favoring particularly those that are proximate to the large markets of incumbent EU members.
Mots-clé
regional wages, industry location, transition economies, Central Europe, new economic geography
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