Development Economics Seminar: Yanos Zylberberg (University of Bristol)
|Starts:||13:00 11 Oct 2016|
|Ends:||14:00 11 Oct 2016|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
Title: Internal Migration and Firm Growth: Evidence from China.
Abstract: The reallocation of labour between the agricultural and the non-agricultural sector is central to the process of structural transformation.This paper provides the first empirical evidence on the role of internal migration on the development of cities, using Chinese data from 1990 to 2010. We first rely on shocks to rural livelihoods caused by variation in international agricultural prices and local climatic conditions and combine them with a gravity model to predict yearly migrant inflow into each urban centre. Exploiting this origin-driven variation in urban migration, we analyse how labour is absorbed by the urban sector using worker surveys and, more importantly, a quasi-exhaustive panel of firms.
Organisation: University of Bristol
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