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  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Testing the Superstar Firm Hypothesis

    Firms with superior productivity, labeled superstar firms, are argued to be the link between rising concentration and the fall of the aggregate labor share in the US. This analysis confirms that similar evidence is found within the European context: the market share and firm size increase, whereas the labor share decreases with productivity. One of the much discussed mechanisms behind this development ...

    In: Journal of Applied Economics 25 (2022), 1, S. 583-603 | Caroline Stiel, Alexander Schiersch
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Locus of Control and Investment in Training

    We extend standard models of work-related training by explicitly incorporating workers’ locus of control into the investment decision through the returns they expect. Our model predicts that higher internal control results in increased take-up of general, but not specific, training. This prediction is empirically validated using data from the German Socioeconomic Panel (SOEP). We provide empirical ...

    In: Journal of Human Resources 57 (2022), 4, S. 1311-1349 | Marco Caliendo, Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, Cosima Obst, Helke Seitz, Arne Uhlendorf
  • Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

    The Value of Time in the United States: Estimates from Nationwide Natural Field Experiments

    07.06.2021| Robert Metcalfe (University of Southern California)
  • Research Project

    Rationality and Competition: The Economic Performance of Individuals and Firms

    Current Project| Public Economics, German Socio-Economic Panel study
  • Externe Monographien

    The Productivity Puzzle in Business Services

    In Germany, the productivity of professional services, a sector dominated by micro and small firms, declined by 40 percent between 1995 and 2014. This productivity decline also holds true for professional services in other European countries. Using a German firm-level dataset of 700,000 observations between 2003 and 2017, we analyze this largely uncovered phenomenon among professional services, the ...

    Potsdam: CEPA, 2021, 37 S.
    (CEPA Discussion Papers ; 37)
    | Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Schiersch, Caroline Stiel
  • 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
  • Externe Monographien

    The Productivity Puzzle in Business Services

    In Germany, the productivity of professional services, a sector dominated by micro and small firms, declined by 40 percent between 1995 and 2014. This productivity decline also holds true for professional services in other European countries. Using a German firm-level dataset of 700,000 observations between 2003 and 2017, we analyze this largely uncovered phenomenon among professional services, the ...

    Bonn: IZA, 2021, 37 S.
    (Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 14610)
    | Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Schiersch, Caroline Stiel
  • Diskussionspapiere 1960 / 2021

    The Productivity Puzzle in Business Services

    In Germany, the productivity of professional services, a sector dominated by micro and small firms, declined by 40 percent between 1995 and 2014. This productivity decline also holds true for professional services in other European countries. Using a German firm-level dataset of 700,000 observations between 2003 and 2017, we analyze this largely uncovered phenomenon among professional services, the ...

    2021| Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Schiersch, Caroline Stiel
  • 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
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    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
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