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Externe referierte Aufsätze

Corporate Debt and Investment: A Firm-Level Analysis for Stressed Euro Area Countries

This paper investigates the link between corporate debt and investment for a group of five peripheral euro area countries. Using firm-level data from 2005 to 2014, we postulate a non-linear corporate leverage-investment relationship and derivethresholds beyond which leverage has a negative and significant impact on investment. The investment sensitivity of debt increased after 2008 when financial distress ...

In: Journal of International Money and Finance 80 (2018), S. 112-130 | Stefan Gebauer, Ralph Setzer, Andreas Westphal
DIW Weekly Report 4/5 / 2018

Company Productivity Increases with More Knowledge-Based Capital

In Germany, around 200 billion euros are invested every year in knowledge-based capital, which encompasses assets such as research and development, software and databases, organizational capital, marketing and advertising, and technical design. Yet investments in traditional capital (such as machinery and non-residential buildings) still significantly outweigh knowledge investments, standing at over ...

2018| Heike Belitz, Marie Le Mouel, Alexander Schiersch
Externe referierte Aufsätze

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
SOEPpapers 1004 / 2018

The Wider Benefits of Adult Learning: Work-Related Training and Social Capital

We propose a regression-adjusted matched difference-in-differences framework to estimate non-pecuniary returns to adult education. This approach combines kernel matching with entropy balancing to account for selection bias and sorting on gains. Using data from the German SOEP,we evaluate the effect of work-related training, which represents the largest portion of adult education in OECD countries, ...

2018| Jens Ruhose, Stephan L. Thomsen, Insa Weilage
Monographien

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 ...

Bonn: IZA, 2018, 46 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 12035)
| David 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
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