Real Estate Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

1-2011

Publication Source

Journal of Urban Economics

Volume

69

Issue

1

Start Page

56

Last Page

71

DOI

10.1016/j.jue.2010.08.004

Abstract

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.

Copyright/Permission Statement

© 2011. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.

Keywords

division of labour, specialisation, extent of the market

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Date Posted: 27 November 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.