CHAPTER 7

Employment Growth

In collaboration with Ryan Haugland and Raquel Fernandez

Housing prices directly affect the decision individuals make when pursuing employment in certain areas. Rational actors make decisions that maximize individual benefit, which create incentives to relocate to areas where this condition is met. Understanding the role that housing prices play on the dynamics of labor migration can give us some insight on the measures policy makers can take to attract workers.

What do government spending, social security, education, and international trade all have in common? They are all controlled by the government and their regulations. In every election of a new president these are the topics that potential candidates are being ...

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