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Local and Spatial Cointegration in the Wage Curve – a Spatial Panel Analysis for German Regions

The wage curve introduced by Blanchflower and Oswald (1990, 1994b) postulates a negative correlation between wages and unemployment. Empirical studies use different channels for a theoretical underpinning the relationship. Panel data models mostly draw on bargaining power or the efficiency wage hypothesis. Spatial econometric approaches can be rationalized by monopsonistic competition. However, the ...

In: Review of Regional Research 38 (2018), 1, S. 53-75 | Reinhold Kosfeld, Christian Dreger
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 4 / 2018

Finance and Growth - Shortly Reconsidered

In den 1980ern und 90ern entwickelte sich ein neues ökonomisches Paradigma: Finanzmärkte – so wurde angenommen – haben einen erheblichen Einfluss auf das Wirtschaftswachstum und die Produktivitätsentwicklung (Levine, Loayza und Beck 2000). Paradigmen kommen in der Regel auf Annahmen zurück. Solche Annahmen bieten eine gute Voraussetzung für Zirkelschlüsse. Mit der internationalen Finanzkrise 2007 wurde ...

2018| Mechthild Schrooten
Diskussionspapiere 1774 / 2018

Firm Size and Innovation in the Service Sector

A rich literature links knowledge inputs with innovative outputs. However, most of what is known is restricted to manufacturing. This paper analyzes whether the three aspects involving innovative activity - R&D; innovative output; and productivity - hold for knowledge intensive services. Combining the models of Crepon et al. (1998) and of Ackerberg et al. (2015), allows for causal interpretation of ...

2018| David B. Audretsch, Marian Hafenstein, Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Schiersch
Blog Marcel Fratzscher

Germany’s Misunderstood Trade Surplus

Now that Germany’s current-account surplus has reached a record €270 billion ($285 billion), or close to 8.7% of GDP, the ongoing debate about its economic model has intensified. Eurozone politicians and Donald Trump’s administration in the United States are each blaming the other for the economic imbalance; and all are blaming the euro. Trump’s administration, for its part, ...

07.03.2017| Marcel Fratzscher
Monographien

Essays on the Impact of Education and Family Policies on the Formation of Human Capital

Berlin: FU Berlin, 2017, XXIV, 237 S. | Mathias Hübener
Diskussionspapiere 1692 / 2017

Employment and Human Capital Investment Intentions among Recent Refugees in Germany

Motivations to participate in the labour market as well as to invest in labour market skills are crucial for the successful integration of refugees. In this paper we use a unique dataset – the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Refugee Survey, which is a representative longitudinal study of all refugees reported on administrative records in Germany – and analyse which determinants and characteristics are correlated with ...

2017| Peter Haan, Martin Kroh, Kent Troutman
SOEPpapers 938 / 2017

The Space of Capital: A Latent Class Analysis of Capital Portfolios in Germany

The aim of this paper is to construct the “space of capital” based on disaggregated measures of capital portfolios and to analyze the dynamics of class mobility over time. Drawing on Pierre Bourdieu’s concept of the “social space”, we argue that it is possible to directly assess the structural dimensions of the social space as a space of (economic and cultural) capital, including wealth as an important ...

2017| Nora Waitkus, Olaf Groh-Samberg
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Intended College Enrollment and Educational Inequality: Do Students Lack Information?

Despite increasing access to university education, students from disadvantaged or non-academic family backgrounds are still underrepresented in universities. In this regard, the economics literature has focused on the role of financial constraints as a cause of these observed differences in educational choices. Our knowledge of potential effects of other constraints regarding university education is ...

In: Economics of Education Review 60 (2017), S. 125-141 | Frauke H. Peter, Vaishali Zambre
SOEPpapers 937 / 2017

Employment and Human Capital Investment Intentions among Recent Refugees in Germany

Motivations to participate in the labour market as well as to invest in labour market skills are crucial forthe successful integration of refugees. In this paper we use a unique dataset – the IAB-BAMF-SOEPRefugee Survey, which is a representative longitudinal study of all refugees reported on administrativerecords in Germany – and analyse which determinants and characteristics are correlated with highmotivation ...

2017| Peter Haan, Martin Kroh, Kent Troutman
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Increased Instruction Hours and the Widening Gap in Student Performance

Do increased instruction hours improve the performance of all students? Using PISA scores of students in ninth grade, we analyse the effect of a German education reform that increased weekly instruction hours by two hours (6.5 percent) over almost five years. In the additional time, students are taught new learning content. On average, the reform improves student performance. However, treatment effects ...

In: Labour Economics 47 (2017), S. 15-34 | Mathias Huebener, Susanne Kuger, Jan Marcus
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