Seminars

The Comparative Advantage of Cities

Economics & Decision Sciences

Speaker: Pr Donald Davis
Columbia

21 September 2017 - HEC Campus - T Building - room T020 - From 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm


What determines the distributions of skills, occupations, and industries across cities? We develop a theory to jointly address these fundamental questions about the spatial organization of economies. Our model incorporates a system of cities, their internal urban structures, and a high-dimensional theory of factor-driven comparative advantage. It predicts that larger cities will be skill-abundant and specialize in skillintensive activities according to the monotone likelihood ratio property. We test the model using data on 270 US metropolitan areas, 3 to 9 educational categories, 22 occupations, and 19 industries. The results provide support for our theory’s predictions.

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Northwestern

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UCLA

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Aalto

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Speaker: Olivier Deschenes
UCSB

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