Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2017 Samuel J. Peterson
Southern California is the largest U.S. metropolitan area geographically, and demonstrates complex spatial relationships between county labor markets. This paper is interested in investigating the employment dependencies between the core city of Los Angeles its respective commuting sheds, such as San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Using time series data that includes labor demand shocks from the Great Recession, this analysis implements a vector autoregressive model to dissect the relationship between urban and suburban employment changes. The work finds a strong lagging-leading relationship between counties that varies by business cycle phase, and provides policy implications from this relationship.
Peterson, Samuel, "Spatial and Temporal Employment Relationships: Southern California as a Case Study" (2018). CMC Senior Theses. 1813.
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