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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
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
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
SOEPpapers 911 / 2017

Zur Berechnung von Bruttostundenlöhnen - Verdienst(struktur)erhebung und Sozio-oekonomisches Panel im Vergleich

Aufgrund der Festlegung des gesetzlichen Mindestlohns als Stundenlohn müssen valide Informationen, zu Bruttostundenlöhnen aus den Angaben zu Monatsentgelten und wöchentlichen Arbeitszeiten, berechnet werden. Dieser Beitrag vergleicht methodisch sowie empirisch das Sozio-oekonomische Panel und die Verdienst(struktur)erhebung. Demnach bestehen grundlegende konzeptionelle Unterschiede, in der Stichprobenziehung ...

2017| Matthias Dütsch, Ralf Himmelreicher, Clemens Ohlert
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
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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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
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