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  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    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
  • 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.

    Completed Project| Firms and Markets
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Externe Monographien

    Creating Innovation Incentives through Environmental Policies: An Economic Analysis; Dissertation

    Berlin: Technische Universität, 2019, XIII, 172 S. | Vera Zipperer
  • 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)
  • Externe 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
  • Diskussionspapiere 1849 / 2020

    Testing the Superstar Firm Hypothesis

    The superstar firms model provides a compelling explanation for two simultaneously occurring phenomena: the rise of concentration in industries and the fall of labor shares. Our empirical analysis confirms two of the underlying assumptions of the model: the market share increases and the labor share decreases with increasing firm-level total factor productivity, providing support for the superstar ...

    2020| Alexander Schiersch, Caroline Stiel
  • Research Project

    Modern state-owned firms' performance: An empirical analysis of productivity, market power and innovation

    In sectors of general interests, the economic activity of the state decreased over decades as a consequence of privatisation and liberalisation. Recently, local governments began to remunicipalise in the energy and water sector, thereby creating a new and modern generation of state-owned firms.  These firms, however, differ in organisation and production environment from the state monopolists of...

    Current Project| Firms and Markets, Energy, Transportation, Environment
  • SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Internet Use and Job Matching in Germany

    We here assess the impact of DSL internet access on a set of labour market outcomes of working-age individuals in Germany between 2008 and 2012. Assuming internet access improves the quality of employer-employee matching by reducing search costs, we focus on indicators of job quality: the working hours mismatch, job satisfaction, and the probability of changing job. We draw...

    28.10.2020| Giorgia Menta and Sonia Schifano (University of Luxembourg, guest researcher at SOEP)
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