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The housing market and labour force mobility in five European countries

For: Spatial Analysis of Accessibility, Real Estate and Labour Markets (SAAREL) and the University in Malmö

Project manager: Peter Håkansson¸ University in Malmö

Researchers: Predrag Bejaković¸ Institute of Public Finance
  Željko Mrnjavac, Faculty of Economic, University of Split
  Danijel Nestić, Economic Institute Zagreb

Persistent and high local unemployment is a major problem all over the world. In transition processes regions develop diversely, resulting in increasing unemployment in some regions and decreasing in others. In neoclassical theory, this will even out over time, due to wage differentials and mobility. In real life, however, regional differences often remain, due to, among other things, the housing market offset mobility.

The aim of this project is to analyse and compare persistent unemployment on local labour markets in Scandinavia and post-socialist countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) from a defined perspective. Five workshops will take place in Malmö (Sweden), Bratislava (Slovakia), Split (Croatia), Belgrade (Serbia), and Haugesund (Norway). Output of the project is among other things to establish joint research publications among the members, to build up a database with information on local labour markets, real estate markets and transportation and to develop research joint applications. More on the Project can be found here.

Duration of the Project: January 2017- December 2018

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