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International SOEP User Conference

SOEP 2022 - 14th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference

The 14th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (SOEP2022) will be held in Berlin from June 30 to July 1, 2022 at DIW Berlin. The conference provides researchers who use the SOEP (including the SOEP part of the Cross-National Equivalent File (CNEF) and LIS/LWS data) with the opportunity to present and discuss their work with their peers. Researchers of all disciplines (e.g.,...

30.06.2022| Anja Abendroth (Bielefeld University), Arne Kalleberg (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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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
Monographien

Intangible Capital and Productivity Divergence

Understanding the causes of the slowdown in aggregate productivity growth is key to maintaining the competitiveness of advanced economies and ensuring long-term economic prosperity. This paper is the first to provide evidence that investment in intangible capital, despite having a positive effect on productivity at the micro level, is a driver of the weak productivity performance at the aggregate level ...

Tilburg: Tilburg University, 2022, 69 S.
(TILEC Discussion Paper ; 2022-07)
| Marie Le Mouel, Alexander Schiersch
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Remunicipalization, Corporatization, and Outsourcing: The Performance of Public-Sector Firms after Reorganization

This article investigates the impact of reorganization on productivity within public-sector firms addressing the owners' composition, the board-management relationship, and the management's decision to outsource activities. Considering a large panel of 2,325 German municipally owned utilities between 2003 and 2014, firm-level productivity is estimated based on a control function approach. Contrary ...

In: International Public Management Journal (2022), im Ersch. [online first: 2022-02-28] | Caroline Stiel
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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 (2022), im Ersch. [2021-06-10] | 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
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
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
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