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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

    Investment, technological change and skills: Germany and the EU

    Growing downside risks to the economic outlook, together with well-known structural weaknesses, make still more pressing the need for strong reflection on European policy priorities. How can we improve productivity and competitiveness in the EU and in Germany? Is current investment adequate given crisis legacies and the challenges lying ahead? What strategies are needed to foster innovation as a...

    31.01.2019| Debora Revoltella, Klaus Guenter Deutsch, Florian Moritz
  • Externe 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
  • SOEPpapers 1023 / 2019

    Life Expectancy and Parental Education in Germany

    This study analyses the relationship between life expectancy and parental education. Based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study and survival analysis models, we show that maternal education is related to children’s life expectancy – even after controlling for children’sown level of education. This applies equally to daughters and sons as well as to children’s further life expectancies ...

    2019| Mathias Huebener
  • Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 4 / 2018

    Finance and Growth - Shortly Reconsidered

    In den 1980ern und 90ern entwickelte sich ein neues ökonomisches Paradigma: Finanzmärkte – so wurde angenommen – haben einen erheblichen Einfluss auf das Wirtschaftswachstum und die Produktivitätsentwicklung (Levine, Loayza und Beck 2000). Paradigmen kommen in der Regel auf Annahmen zurück. Solche Annahmen bieten eine gute Voraussetzung für Zirkelschlüsse. Mit der internationalen Finanzkrise 2007 wurde ...

    2018| Mechthild Schrooten
  • DIW Weekly Report 33 / 2019

    Productivity Growth in Decline despite Increasing Workforce Qualifications

    After developing at an increasingly slower pace over the decades, labor productivity in Germany has recently stagnated. This is in contrast to the development of the workforce’s qualifications, which have been growing steadily due to rapid academicization. These phenomena can be found in other developed countries and are often attributed to sectoral change. Indeed, the shift of economic activity towards ...

    2019| Karl Brenke
  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Common Ownership, Markups and Productivity: Evidence from European Firms

    This is an online seminar using Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:  This paper analyzes the relationship between common ownership – when two firms are partially held by the same investor – and markups. Combining firm-level financial data from Europe with ownership data of publicly listed firms, we structurally estimate production...

    07.05.2020| Nuria Boot
  • Externe Monographien

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

    Berlin: Technische Universität, 2019, XIII, 172 S. | Vera Zipperer
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