Distance is crucially important, at least for neighbors – foreign employment at the district level

Lehmann, Robert and Nagl, Wolfgang (2015) Distance is crucially important, at least for neighbors – foreign employment at the district level. In: 71st Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance "Taxation in a Global Economy", August 20-23, 2015, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. 30 p.

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We study the regional representation of foreign workers from each EU-27 country in German regions. For most of the German neighboring countries, we find that distance significantly matters for the workplace location in Germany. The striking exception is Poland. For non-neighboring countries, distance only matters for countries which are geographically close to Germany. Distance has also a negative effect on the net-migrations flows of foreign workers from geographically close countries. We confirm the state-specific effects of distance using a random effects approach. Approaches with different estimation techniques at different time points back up our findings.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: migration costs, distance, foreign employment
Classification Codes (e.g. JEL): JEL Code: F22, J15, J61, O15
Status: Published
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Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2015 09:33
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2016 14:20
URI: http://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/3771

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