Frictional Sorting

主讲人: 梁文泉

梁文泉是暨南大学副教授,2015年获得复旦大学经济学博士,2015年7月至2017年7月在上海交通大学安泰经济与管理学院从事博士后研究工作。主要研究领域为城市经济学、劳动经济学和环境经济学。他的研究成果发表于Journal of Environmental Economics and Management,中国社会科学,经济研究和管理世界等国内外顶尖期刊。他在equilibrium sorting方面的的研究属于学术前沿问题,他的来访将会帮助我院教师和学生更加深入了解equilibrium sorting模型的构建和应用。

主持人: 赵敏强

In many countries around the world, migration costs and housing supply restrictions interact with each other and combine to restrict workers' location decisions. Using an equilibrium sorting model and rich micro data from China, we evaluate the impacts of these dual constraints on workers sorting behavior and quantify the resulting changes in aggregate welfare and inequality. We find strong policy interactions between the two kinds of frictions in determining welfare losses and regional inequality. Counterfactual simulations show that lowering migration costs can increase welfare and reduce regional inequality by moving workers from unproductive inland regions to productive coastal regions in China; such welfare and regional distributional impacts depend on the elasticity of housing supply in coastal regions and vice-versa. Results highlight the policy complementarities between reducing the two kinds of frictions and have general implications for countries with different levels of constraints on mobility and housing supply.

时间: 2020-10-23(Friday)16:40-18:00
地点: N302
类型: 系列讲座