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Diskussionspapiere 1988 / 2021

Broadband and Productivity: Structural Estimates for Germany

We study the impact of broadband availability on firms’ total factor productivity (TFP) using German firm-level data between 2010 and 2015. We adopt a control function approach to causally identify and separately estimate productivity for 46 two-digit manufacturing and service sectors. Over the sample period, broadband availability, measured by 16 Mbps transmission rates, more than doubled in German ...

2021| Tomaso Duso, Mattia Nardotto, Alexander Schiersch
SOEPpapers 1151 / 2021

Overcoming Barriers to Service Access: Refugees’ Professional Support Service Utilization and the Impact of Human and Social Capital

After arriving in a new country, refugees are most often dependent on professional support to reestablish their livelihood. It is however well documented that refugees face barriers when seeking access to services aimed at facilitating their settlement and integration. This study examines refugees’ support service needs and their actual utilization and investigates the impact of social and human capital ...

2021| Ellen Heidinger
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An Investment in the Future: Institutional Aspects of Credential Recognition of Refugees in Germany

Adding to the rich literature on the economic integration of refugees, this article extends the scope towards the role of institutions by focusing on the transfer of human capital by means of credential recognition. The 2012 Federal Act of Recognition in Germany is a new institution that provides the possibility to study the transfer of human capital in depth. I argue that analysing the decision for ...

In: Journal of Refugee Studies 34 (2021), 3, S. 3000–3023 | Jannes Jacobsen
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

The Productivity Riddle in Business Services

This is an online seminar using Cisco Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   A fast growing and diverse literature has addressed one of the riddles of economic developments: the declining labor productivity growth in almost all advanced economies. One of the reasons discussed is the shift towards service industries with inherently low...

11.12.2020| Caroline Stiel, DIW Berlin
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Internet Use and Job Matching in Germany

We here assess the impact of DSL internet access on a set of labour market outcomes of working-age individuals in Germany between 2008 and 2012. Assuming internet access improves the quality of employer-employee matching by reducing search costs, we focus on indicators of job quality: the working hours mismatch, job satisfaction, and the probability of changing job. We draw...

28.10.2020| Giorgia Menta and Sonia Schifano (University of Luxembourg, guest researcher at SOEP)
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Common Ownership, Markups and Productivity: Evidence from European Firms

This is an online seminar using Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:  This paper analyzes the relationship between common ownership – when two firms are partially held by the same investor – and markups. Combining firm-level financial data from Europe with ownership data of publicly listed firms, we structurally estimate production...

07.05.2020| Nuria Boot

Working Life and Human Capital Investment: Causal Evidence from Pension Reform

This paper presents a life-cycle model with human capital investment during working life through training and provides a novel empirical test of human capital theory. We exploit a sizable pension reform across adjacent cohorts in a regression discontinuity setting and find that an increase in working life increases training. We discuss and test further predictions regarding the relation between initial ...

Bonn: IZA, 2020, 40 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 12891)
| Niklas Gohl, Peter Haan, Elisabeth Kurz, Felix Weinhardt
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Consequences of Overeducation among Career Starters in Germany: A Trap for the Vocationally Trained as well as for University Graduates?

Research on the consequences of starting in overeducation often focuses on either secondary or tertiary graduates. We focus on both within one country, Germany. While matching and search models imply the improvement of initial overeducation, human capital theory and stigma associated with overeducation predict entrapment. The strongly skill- and occupation-based labour market for the vocationally trained ...

In: European Sociological Review 36 (2020), 3, S. 413–428 | Paul Schmelzer, Thorsten Schneider
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 3 / 2020

Trade, Global Value Chains and Development: What Role for National Development Banks?

In diesem Artikel diskutieren wir die Notwendigkeit von Industriepolitik und die Rolle der Entwicklungsbanken für wirtschaftliche Entwicklung. Der Aufholprozess der Länder des globalen Südens auf das Produktivitätsniveau und den Lebensstandard des globalen Nordens ist die Ausnahme. Dafür gibt es im Wesentlichen zwei ökonomische Erklärungen. Erstens werden die Entwicklungsländer zu Low-Tech- und arbeitsintensiven ...

2020| Petra Dünhaupt, Hansjörg Herr
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Microfirms and Innovation in the Service Sector

In: Small Business Economics 55 (2020), 4, S. 997-1018 | David B. Audretsch, Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Schiersch
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