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  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    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 provides 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 as it amplifies ...

    In: The Review of Income and Wealth (2024), im Ersch. [Online first: 2023-07-23] | Marie Le Mouel, Alexander Schiersch
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    SOEP-LEE2: Linking Surveys on Employees to Employers in Germany

    This article presents the new linked employee-employer study of the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP-LEE2), which offers new research opportunities for various academic fields. In particular, the study contains two waves of an employer survey for persons in dependent work that is also linkable to the SOEP, a large representative German annual household panel (SOEP-LEE2-Core). Moreover, SOEP-LEE2 includes ...

    In: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik (2024), im Ersch. [Online first: 2023-07-25] | Wenzel Matiaske, Torben Dall Schmidt, Christoph Halbmeier, Martina Maas, Doris Holtmann, Carsten Schröder, Tamara Böhm, Stefan Liebig, Alexander S. Kritikos
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Agglomeration Economies: Different Effects on TFP in High-tech and Low-tech Industries

    We study the impact of agglomeration effects on firms’ total factor productivity (TFP) for industry groups defined by technology intensity. This allows for non-uniform effects on firms depending on their technological level. We find that urban economies have the largest impact on firm productivity in high-technology industries, while they have no effectin low-technology industries. For firms in the ...

    In: Regional Studies (2024), im Ersch. [online first: 2024-04-04] | Martin Gornig, Alexander Schiersch
  • Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

    What Do Insurers Do Differently Than One Another? Managed Competition and Value Added

    20.02.2023| Jonathan Kolstad (UC Berkeley)
  • Other refereed essays

    Digitalisation and Modernity of Capital Stock in Europe

    In: Intereconomics 58 (2023), 5, S. 260-266 | Heike Belitz, Martin Gornig
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    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 26 (2023), 4, S. 463–488 | Caroline Stiel
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    A Lasting Crisis Affects R&D Decisions of Smaller Firms: The Greek Experience

    We use the prolonged Greek crisis as a case study to understand how a lasting economic shock affects the innovation strategies of firms in economies with moderate innovation activities. Adopting the 3-stage CDM model, we explore the link between R&D, innovation, and productivity for different size groups of Greek manufacturing firms during the prolonged crisis. At the first stage, we find that the ...

    In: The Journal of Technology Transfer 48 (2023), 4, S. 1161–1175 | Ioannis Giotopoulos, Alexander S. Kritikos, Aggelos Tsakanikas
  • Diskussionspapiere 2009 / 2022

    A Lasting Crisis Affects R&D Decisions of Smaller Firms: The Greek Experience

    We use the prolonged Greek crisis as a case study to understand how a lasting economic shock affects the innovation strategies of firms in economies with moderate innovation activities. Adopting the 3-stage CDM model, we explore the link between R&D, innovation, and productivity for different size groups of Greek manufacturing firms during the prolonged crisis. At the first stage, we find that the ...

    2022| Ioannis Giotopoulos, Alexander S. Kritikos, Aggelos Tsakanikas
  • Externe 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 ; 2022-08)
    | Marie Le Mouel, Alexander Schiersch
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    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
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