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The labor market impact of mobility restrictions: Evidence from the West Bank

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Using data on Israeli closures inside the West Bank, we provide novel evidence on the labor market effects of conflict-induced restrictions to mobility. To identify the effects we exploit the fact that the placement of physical barriers by Israel was exogenous to local labor market conditions. Check-points have a significant negative effect on employment, wages and days worked, while other barriers have small positive effects on employment and no discernible effects on other variables. We pro...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.labeco.2017.12.005

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Blavatnik School of Government
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Labour Economics Journal website
Volume:
51
Pages:
136-151
Publication date:
2017-12-16
Acceptance date:
2017-12-15
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EISSN:
1879-1034
ISSN:
0927-5371
Pubs id:
pubs:822739
URN:
uri:d3925362-8274-44a1-b93c-95651dbacb26
UUID:
uuid:d3925362-8274-44a1-b93c-95651dbacb26
Local pid:
pubs:822739

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