Local High-Tech Job Multipliers in Europe

35 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2018

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Maarten Goos

Utrecht University

Jozef Konings

Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) - LICOS - Centrum voor Transitie-economie; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Marieke Vandeweyer

KU Leuven. Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE)

Date Written: April 2018

Abstract

Examining employment growth in local labor markets across Europe, this paper finds that each worker in a high-skilled occupation creates up to five extra jobs in less-skilled intensive services in the same region. However, it is also shown that there exist persistent differences in the size of this local high-tech job multiplier across regions. In particular, we find that the multiplier is larger in regions with high immigration, an abundance of less-skilled workers, and lower gross output per capita. At the country level we also show that this results in local high-tech job multipliers that are larger in Southern European countries than in the rest of Europe.

Keywords: high-tech jobs, local job multiplier, regional growth

Suggested Citation

Goos, Maarten and Konings, Jozef and Vandeweyer, Marieke, Local High-Tech Job Multipliers in Europe (April 2018). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12868. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3163522

Maarten Goos (Contact Author)

Utrecht University ( email )

Vredenburg 138
Utrecht, 3511 BG
Netherlands

Jozef Konings

Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) - LICOS - Centrum voor Transitie-economie ( email )

Waaistraat 6 - box 3511
Leuven, 3000
Belgium
+32 16 326 589 (Phone)
+32 16 326 599 (Fax)

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Marieke Vandeweyer

KU Leuven. Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) ( email )

Naamsestraat 69
Leuven, B-3000
Belgium

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