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By technique of theoretical and empirical research agglomeration economies as localized returns to scale are validated because the easy resource of monetary disparity. The primary implication for the hard work industry is the ensuing course dependency of the spatial employment development. As an empirical research of migration inside Germany records powerful local segmentation within the brief run, neighborhood salary formation is of specific value for the adjustment technique based on alterations of the spatial employment development. even though, a theoretical dialogue indicates that during the German surroundings with centralized salary bargaining neighborhood wages has a tendency to be rigid. This view is supported through an empirical research of the spatial salary constitution in Germany utilizing district data.

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If each ind ivid ua l requires one unit of land for hous ing, area is equa l to tot al population . 5. 5. 2. 2 highlights th e differences in assumptions and result s. 1 A M odel with Homogeneous F in al Goods In the produ ction of the final manufactured good labor and a variety of intermediate goods are used as inputs. X r = F (Dr , LX,r) (2. 14) where LX,r denotes the labor input , and Dr is an index of intermedia te goods. p denotes th e const ant elasticity of substit ut ion between intermediate goods in the productio n of the final good.

4 below. s According to Goldste in / Gro nberg (1984, p. 97) agglomerat ion econom ies exist , " ,.. " T his definitio n not only app lies to agglomeration due to nonconvexities but also to th e case of an interi nd ust ry linkage wit h transport costs and a speci fic fact or. ge L St ahl (1995) for a relat ed classificat ion . lOSee Losch (1941, 1967), p. 68 If. ll See, for instance, Helpman / Krugman (1985). 22 Employment in an Interregional Equilibrium The gain from the pooling of activities subject to different fluctuations also has been stated by Marshall (1927) .

Helpman / Kru gman (1985) suggest introducing transport costs by th e assumption th at in order to get one unit of an intermediate good from th e ot her locati on one must order T 2: 1 units. e. th e mill pr ice, and the delivery price in the other region. In th e case where T = 1 tr ansport costs are zero and no wedge exists . As the tr ansport costs do not represent any value added th ey have been moti vat ed by th e meltin g of an iceberg dur ing its drift 2 4 For simplicity there are no tr ansport cost s for delivery within th e same region.

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