Labor Market Conditions and Geographic Mobility in the Eurozone

Huart F. and M. Tchakpalla, “Labor market conditions and geographic mobility in the Eurozone”, Comparative Economic Studies, 61(2), 263-284, 2019

Posted: 22 Apr 2020

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Florence Huart

Université de Lille, LEM - CNRS (UMR 9221)

Date Written: September 20, 2018

Abstract

The Eurozone crisis has sparked renewed interest in the literature about optimum currency areas, in particular in the role of labor mobility as a mechanism of adjustment to shocks. We study the response of mobility in the Eurozone to national labor market conditions. We measure mobility by using data on stocks of foreign population by nationality. We find that mobility in the Eurozone is relatively low. It responded to national differences in unemployment during the crisis, but neither to national differences in wages nor to national differences in GDP per capita.

Keywords: Optimum Currency Areas, Labor Mobility, European Monetary Union

JEL Classification: F45, F66, F22

Suggested Citation

Huart, Florence, Labor Market Conditions and Geographic Mobility in the Eurozone (September 20, 2018). Huart F. and M. Tchakpalla, “Labor market conditions and geographic mobility in the Eurozone”, Comparative Economic Studies, 61(2), 263-284, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3562357

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