We investigate the interaction between public and private employment at the local level. In contrast to previous literature, which has mainly examined public sector expansions, we provide evidence about the impact of downsizing. Using data from 15 Italian municipalities, the IV strategy we adopt here exploits the fact that the contraction in public employment observed between the last two Censuses (2001– 2011) was strongly influenced by the decision made by central government, with little reference to local economic conditions. Our results suggest that exogenous reductions in public employment stimulate the growth of private jobs, mostly in tradables. The 20 change in local prices, especially for housing services, represents a relevant channel for the interplay between the tradable and non-tradable sectors.
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|Titolo:||Life after public employment retrenchment: evidence from Italian municipalities|
|Citazione:||Auricchio, M., Ciani, E., Dalmazzo, A., & de Blasio, G. (In corso di stampa). Life after public employment retrenchment: evidence from Italian municipalities. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY, 1-50.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|