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The Role of Labor Market Frictions in Structural Transformation

Against what theory predicts, large productivity gaps across sectors persist and the process of structural transformation is stagnant in many developing economies. This wedge between observed and optimal labor allocations suggests the presence of institutional and market frictions, which impose costs on the reallocation of labor from low to high productivity sectors, thus leading to sub-optimal allocations ...

Paris: OECD, 2019, 20 S.: Anh.
(Working Paper Series / Economic Research Forum ; 1282)
| Khalid ElFayoumi, Gregory Auclair
Research Project

Rationality and Competition: The Economic Performance of Individuals and Firms

Current Project| Public Economics, German Socio-Economic Panel study
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
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
Diskussionspapiere 1868 / 2020

Knowledge-Based 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 Knowledge-Based Capital (KBC), despite having a positive effect on productivity at the micro level, is a driver of the weak productivity performance at the ...

2020| Marie Le Mouel, Alexander Schiersch
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
Research Project

Measurement of the Digitalisation of the German Economy

The purpose of the project is to measure the digitalisation of the German economy and to track its development over time. The results will serve as an evidence-based framework for decision makers in policy and business. The project comprises several topics. DIW Berlin focuses on the analysis of the productivity effects of digitization.

Current Project| Firms and Markets
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
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)
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
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