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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, 1994) postulates a negative correlation between wages and unemployment. Empirical results focus on particular theoretical channels establishing the relationship. Panel models mostly draw on unionized bargaining or the efficiency wage hypothesis. Spatial econometric approaches can be rationalized by monopsonistic competition. However, the approaches ...

Bonn: IZA, 2015, 28 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 9577)
| Reinhold Kosfeld, Christian Dreger
Diskussionspapiere 1480 / 2015

Determinants of Chinese Direct Investments in the European Union

This paper analyses the determinants of Chinese direct investment (DI) in the European Union (EU). Evidence is based on panel Poisson models drawing on two investment monitors for individual projects. We distinguish between the numbers of greenfield investments (GIs) and mergers and acquisitions (M&As). The findings indicate that market size and trade relationships with China are the primary factors ...

2015| Christian Dreger, Yun Schüler-Zhou, Margot Schüller
SOEPpapers 743 / 2015

Apprenticeship, Vocational Training and Early Labor Market Outcomes - in East and West Germany

We study the returns to apprenticeship and vocational training for three early labor market outcomes all measured at age 25 for East and West German youths: non-employment (i.e., unemployment or out of the labor force), permanent fulltime employment, and wages. We find strong positive effects of apprenticeship and vocational training. There are no significant differences for different types of vocational ...

2015| Regina T. Riphahn, Michael Zibrowius
Diskussionspapiere 1450 / 2015

Moving up a Gear: The Impact of Compressing Instructional Time into Fewer Years of Schooling

Policy-makers face a trade-off between the provision of higher levels of schooling and earlier labour market entries. A fundamental education reform in Germany tackles this trade-off by reducing high school by one year while leaving the total instructional time unchanged. Employing administrative data on all high school graduates in 2002-2013 in Germany, we exploit both temporal and regional variation ...

2015| Mathias Huebener, Jan Marcus
SOEPpapers 722 / 2014

Maternity Leave and Its Consequences for Subsequent Careers in Germany

This paper analyzes the wage development of mothers interrupting their careers, in comparison to the wages of men who do not face a parental interruption. We estimate OLS regression models for different subcategories defined by age and point in time. We use data from the German Socioeconomic Panel from 1984 to 2011, to show that wages and the financial penalty for maternity differ according to the ...

2014| Nele E. Franz
SOEPpapers 671 / 2014

Transferability of Human Capital and Immigrant Assimilation: An Analysis for Germany

This paper investigates the transferability of human capital across countries and the contribution of imperfect human capital portability to the explanation of the immigrant-native wage gap. Using data for West Germany, our results reveal that, overall, education and in particular labor market experience accumulated in the home countries of the immigrants receive signifiantly lower returns than human ...

2014| Leilanie Basilio, Thomas K. Bauer, Anica Kramer
SOEPpapers 627 / 2014

Overeducation among Graduates - an Overlooked Facet of the Gender Pay Gap? Evidence from East and West Germany

Germany's occupational and sectoral change towards a knowledge-based economy calls for high returns to education. Nevertheless, female graduates are paid much less than their male counterparts. We wonder whether overeducation affects sexes differently and whether this might answer for part of the gender pay gap. We decompose total year of schooling in years of over- (O), required (R), and undereducation ...

2014| Christina Boll, Julian Sebastian Leppin
Diskussionspapiere 1365 / 2014

On the Relationship between Public and Private Investment in the Euro Area

This paper explores the long run relationship between public and private investment in the euro area in terms of capital stocks and gross investment flows. Panel techniques accounting for international spillovers are employed. While private and public capital stocks are cointegrated, the evidence is quite fragile for public and private investment flows. They enter a long run relationship only after ...

2014| Christian Dreger, Hans-Eggert Reimers
SOEPpapers 633 / 2014

Economic Growth Evens-out Happiness: Evidence from Six Surveys

In spite of the great U-turn that saw income inequality rise in Western countries in the 1980s, happiness inequality has dropped in countries that have experienced income growth (but not in those that did not). Modern growth has reduced the share of both the "very unhappy" and the "perfectly happy". The extension of public amenities has certainly contributed to this greater happiness homogeneity. This ...

2014| Andrew E. Clark, Sarah Flèche, Claudia Senik
Monographien

On the Relationship between Public and Private Investment in the Euro Area

This paper explores the long run relationship between public and private investment in the euro area in terms of capital stocks and gross investment flows. Panel techniques accounting for international spillovers are employed. While private and public capital stocks are cointegrated, the evidence is quite fragile for public and private investment flows. They enter a long run relationship only after ...

Bonn: IZA, 2014, 18 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 8002)
| Christian Dreger, Hans-Eggert Reimers
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