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How 'local' are local labour markets?


If we want to create jobs in disadvantaged local areas, the idea of ‘local’ needs to be revisited. Alan Manning and Barbara Petrongolo explain the problem of thinking of geographical space as non-overlapping single labour markets. Their study, which draws on evidence from job openings in London ahead of the 2012 Olympics, provides a useful toolkit to understand the likely impact of place-based policies.


Alan Manning and Barbara Petrongolo

1 March 2018     Paper Number CEPCP523

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This CentrePiece article is published under the centre's Labour markets programme.