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Journal of Urban Economics
This paper provides supportive evidence to the notion that the division of labour is limited by the extent of the (local) market. We first propose a theoretical model. Its main prediction is that scarce specialists occupations are over-represented in large cities. Using census data for French cities, we find strong empirical support for this prediction.
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division of labour, specialisation, extent of the market
Duranton, G., & Jayet, H. (2011). Is the Division of Labour Limited by the Extent of the Market? Evidence From French Cities. Journal of Urban Economics, 69 (1), 56-71. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jue.2010.08.004
Date Posted: 27 November 2017
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