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dc.contributor.advisorNorth, Charles Mark, 1964-
dc.contributor.authorStaha, Melissa B.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of Economics.en
dc.date.accessioned2006-10-13T16:42:06Z
dc.date.available2006-10-13T16:42:06Z
dc.date.copyright2006-08-08
dc.date.issued2006-10-13T16:42:06Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/4821
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 52-55).en
dc.description.abstractThe neoclassical economic model of wage behavior over time and place predicts that firms spread out and wages converge, given assumptions such as no transactions costs, homogenous products, and same access to resources and technology. However, there are rents called agglomeration economies that can be extracted in certain occupations and occupational groups simply by being located near other similar firms. In this case, the firms agglomerate and wages diverge. We use data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to test if agglomeration is happening in certain occupational groups based on whether wages are converging or diverging over the short term. Although agglomeration happens more often in the higher-ordered occupational groups, overall, the evidence is mixed concerning the presence of agglomeration economies.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Melissa Brianne Staha.en
dc.format.extentviii, 55 p. : ill.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectIndustrial location -- Effect of labor market on -- Research.en
dc.subjectLabor market -- Research.en
dc.titleA test of agglomeration using wage behavior.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.S.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide access.en
dc.rights.accessrightsAccess changed 1-12-2011.
dc.contributor.departmentEconomics.en


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