Seminars & Events

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch)

Geographic mobility and the wage of the U.S. nurses

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch) is a lunchtime workshop open to public, including IDE staffs, visiting research fellows, IDEAS students, outside researchers and graduate students. This workshop provides a platform for presentation of any work in progress where we can discuss in either English or Japanese.

Those who would attend a seminar are asked to announce yourself to receptionists on your arrival at the IDE and to obtain APL Organizers' signature on your admission card after the seminar.


May 16, 2019. (Thursday) 14:00-15:00


Geographic mobility and the wage of the U.S. nurses


When the share of immobile workers is high, firms might consider that some immobile workers would take a position even if the wage is low. Such a tendency would be greater in a local market with less competition between employers. In this paper, we test such a hypothesis, examining the wage of the U.S. registered nurses (RNs). In the U.S., the RN licensure is by state, while some states join the nurse compact treaty (NCT), which allows the RNs to work across NCT states without any paper works. We take advantage of the existence and the change of such state borders, which would shape the local labor market for the RNs, to identify the effects of the concentration of the healthcare employers on the RN wage.


Yukako Ono (Keio University)


Tomohiro Machikita




Institute of Developing Economies, APL Organizers
E-mail: APLE-mail