Publications

March 20, 2014

Cities, Tasks and Skills

This research applies a task-based approach to measure and interpret changes in the employment structure of the 168 largest US cities in the period 1990-2009.

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June 6, 2013

Matching worker skills to job tasks in the Netherlands: Sorting into cities for better careers

Matches between workers and jobs are better in thick labour markets than in thin ones. This CPB Discussion Paper measures match quality by the gap between worker skills and their job tasks in the Netherlands.

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June 3, 2013

Town and city jobs: Your job is different in another location

This CPB Discussion Paper shows that a job contains a different task package in a large city than the same job in a small city.

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March 8, 2013

Returns to Communication in Specialised and Diversified US Cities

This CPB Discussion Paper documents and interprets the significance of communication for individual wages within cities with a diversified or specialised industrial structure.

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February 6, 2013

The effects of technology and offshoring on changes in employment and task-content of occupations

Combining employment data with the British Skill Survey (BSS) we analyse employment changes between occupations (extensive margin) and within occupations (intensive margin).

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