In Spain, economic disparities between regions have traditionally played a relevant role in migration. Nevertheless, during the previous high-instability period, analyses provided conflicting results about the effect of these variables. In this work, we aim to determine the role that labour market factors play in internal migration during the Great Recession, paying special attention to the migration response of the heterogeneous population groups. To do so, we resort to an extended gravity model and we consider as a territorial unit the 45 Spanish Functional Urban Areas. Our results point to real wages as having a significant influence on migration motivations.
- Title: What Drives Migration Moves across Urban Areas in Spain? Evidence from the Great Recession
- When: Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:00pm–1:00pm
- Where: Room 518/519, Chamberlain Building (#35)
- Speaker: Vicente Royuela is Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Barcelona. He works in the area of regional science and urban economics. He is currently involved in a number of research programs in Spain and Italy funded by the EU Horizon 2020 and the OECD ps. He is the editor of Investigaciones Regionales / Journal of Regional Research and Associate Editor of Regional Science Policy and Practice. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the AQR Research Grup and member of the European Organizing Committee of ERSA.