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S.C. Tsiang Macroeconomics Workshop: Lorenzo Caliendo

Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 11:15am to 12:45pm

Uris Hall, 498
Central Campus

Lorenzo Caliendo, Yale University

Mechanics of Spatial Growth, (joint with Sheng Cai, Fernando Parro and Wei Xiang)

Abstract:  We develop a dynamic spatial growth model to explore the role of trade and internal mi-gration in the process of spatial development and aggregate growth. In our model, the best global and local ideas contribute to the local stock of knowledge. Global ideas diffuse more to locations that are relatively more exposed to international trade. Local ideas are diffused across space when workers move to another location. We embed the diffusion of ideas through trade and migration into a multi-country, multi-region framework with international trade, forward-looking dynamic migration decisions, and endogenous capital accumulation. We apply our framework to study the role of initial conditions, international trade, and internal migration on China’s spatial development and aggregate growth during the 1990s and 2000s. We find that initial conditions across space, idea diffusion, and capital accumulation play an important role in understanding the process of spatial development and aggregate growth in China. Changes in international trade costs and mobility restrictions during the 1990s and 2000s also contribute to aggregate growth, with large heterogeneity across space.

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Event Type

Seminar, Class/ Workshop

Departments

Economics

Tags

economics, EconSeminar, EconMacro

Contact E-Mail

uab1@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Ulrike Kroeller

Contact Phone

6072554254

Speaker

Lorenzo Caliendo

Speaker Affiliation

Yale University

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Cornell Economics Community (List Serve Members)