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Relative Wage Variation and Industry Location


Andrew B. Bernard


Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Stephen J. Redding


Princeton University

Peter K. Schott


Yale University - School of Management; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Helen Simpson


CMPO; Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

January 2004

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4213

Abstract:     
Relative wages vary considerably across regions of the United Kingdom, with skill-abundant regions exhibiting lower skill premia than skill-scarce regions. This Paper shows that the location of economic activity is correlated with the variation in relative wages. UK regions with low skill premia produce different sets of manufacturing industries than regions with high skill premia. Relative wages are also linked to subsequent economic development: over time, increases in the employment share of skill-intensive industries are greater in regions with lower initial skill premia. Both results suggest firms adjust production across and within regions in response to relative wage differences.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 29

Keywords: De-industrialization, relative factor prices, diversification cones

JEL Classification: C14, F11, F14

working papers series





Date posted: February 11, 2004  

Suggested Citation

Bernard, Andrew B. and Redding, Stephen J. and Schott, Peter K. and Simpson, Helen, Relative Wage Variation and Industry Location (January 2004). CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4213. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=502126

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Andrew B. Bernard
Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business ( email )
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HOME PAGE: http://mba.tuck.dartmouth.edu/pages/faculty/Andrew.Bernard/
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) ( email )
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Stephen J. Redding (Contact Author)
Princeton University ( email )
Princeton, NJ 08544-1021
United States
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Peter K. Schott
Yale University - School of Management ( email )
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HOME PAGE: http://www.som.yale.edu/faculty/pks4
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Helen Simpson
CMPO ( email )
University of Bristol
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Bristol, BS8 ITX
United Kingdom
Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) ( email )
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