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  • 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
  • Externe Monographien

    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
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    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
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    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
  • Diskussionspapiere 1878 / 2020

    Waiting for My Sentence: Air Pollution and the Productivity of Court Rulings

    I assert that air pollution from nitrogen oxides affects the productivity of employees in Mexican court hearings. This is the first article analyzing this connection and the first to disentangle work-breaks from the productivity of white-collar workers. I merge hourly pollution with granular hearing data under the assumption that the length of the hearing approximates productivity and identify causality ...

    2020| Luis Sarmiento
  • Diskussionspapiere 1849 / 2020

    Testing the Superstar Firm Hypothesis

    The superstar firms model provides a compelling explanation for two simultaneously occurring phenomena: the rise of concentration in industries and the fall of labor shares. Our empirical analysis confirms two of the underlying assumptions of the model: the market share increases and the labor share decreases with increasing firm-level total factor productivity, providing support for the superstar ...

    2020| Alexander Schiersch, Caroline Stiel
  • SOEPpapers 1069 / 2020

    Refugees’ and Irregular Migrants’ Self-selection into Europe: Who Migrates Where?

    We analyze self-selection of refugees and irregular migrants and test our theory in the context of the European refugee crisis. Using unique datasets from the International Organization for Migration and Gallup World Polls, we provide the first large-scale evidence on reasons to emigrate, and the self-selection and sorting of refugees and irregular migrants. Refugees and female irregular migrants are ...

    2020| Cevat Giray Aksoy, Panu Poutvaara
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