CPD-CIREQ seminar series on Social Statistics and Human Capabilities - Sitian LIU
The The CPD-CIREQ seminar series on Social Statistics and Human Capabilities in collaboration with the Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en Économie Quantitative (CIREQ) and supported by the Dean of Arts Development Fund, present "The Effect of Working from Home on the Agglomeration Economies of Cities: Evidence from Advertised Wages" a talk with Dr. Sitian Liu, Assistant Professor at Queen's University.
Co-author: Yichen Su
Abstract: Using advertised wages from job postings, we show that occupations with high levels of working from home (WFH) adoption during the COVID-19 pandemic saw a strong decrease in the urban wage premium. The decline in the urban wage premium is accompanied by an exodus of employment (based on firms’ locations) from large cities. The empirical evidence points to weakened agglomeration economies in large cities among professions with high prevalence of WFH. A decomposition exercise reveals a decrease in the urban wage premium of relationship-building skills, suggesting that the decreased agglomeration effect is partially driven by reduced occurrence of interactive activities.
This is an in-person event held in Leacock Building, Room 429 (4th Floor).
Prof. Liu is an Assistant Professor at Queen's University. She works in labor economics, family economics, and the economics of crime and criminal justice. She received her PhD in Economics from Stanford University in 2019 and BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Learn more.
Supported by the Dean of Arts Development Fund