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  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Intended College Enrollment and Educational Inequality: Do Students Lack Information?

    Despite increasing access to university education, students from disadvantaged or non-academic family backgrounds are still underrepresented in universities. In this regard, the economics literature has focused on the role of financial constraints as a cause of these observed differences in educational choices. Our knowledge of potential effects of other constraints regarding university education is ...

    In: Economics of Education Review 60 (2017), S. 125-141 | Frauke H. Peter, Vaishali Zambre
  • Press Release

    Company productivity increases with more knowledge-based capital

    First study using official company records — more knowledge-based capital increases productivity — some sectors are already investing more in knowledge-based capital than in machines and buildings — economic policy must take a holistic approach towards investments Every year in Germany, around 200 billion euros are invested in knowledge-based capital, such as research and development ...

    01.02.2018
  • SOEPpapers 911 / 2017

    Zur Berechnung von Bruttostundenlöhnen - Verdienst(struktur)erhebung und Sozio-oekonomisches Panel im Vergleich

    Aufgrund der Festlegung des gesetzlichen Mindestlohns als Stundenlohn müssen valide Informationen, zu Bruttostundenlöhnen aus den Angaben zu Monatsentgelten und wöchentlichen Arbeitszeiten, berechnet werden. Dieser Beitrag vergleicht methodisch sowie empirisch das Sozio-oekonomische Panel und die Verdienst(struktur)erhebung. Demnach bestehen grundlegende konzeptionelle Unterschiede, in der Stichprobenziehung ...

    2017| Matthias Dütsch, Ralf Himmelreicher, Clemens Ohlert
  • Diskussionspapiere 1561 / 2016

    Increased Instruction Hours and the Widening Gap in Student Performance

    Do increased instruction hours improve the performance of all students? Using PISA scores of students in ninth grade, we analyse the effect of a German education reform that increased weekly instruction hours by two hours (6.5 percent) overalmost five years. In the additional time, students are taught new learning content. On average, the reform improves student performance. However, treatment effects ...

    2016| Mathias Huebener, Susanne Kuger, Jan Marcus
  • Externe Monographien

    Depreciation of Organizational Capital: The Team Value

    Organizational capital (OC) is important for economic performance. To determine the impact on the economic development, it is necessary to measure investment in OC just as well as depreciation of OC. Here we take closer look on the team value as part of the intangibles in the field of organisation capital.

    Valencia: Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, 2016, 30 S.
    (European Policy Brief SPINTAN ; 3)
    | Bernd Görzig, Martin Gornig
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Increased Instruction Hours and the Widening Gap in Student Performance

    Do increased instruction hours improve the performance of all students? Using PISA scores of students in ninth grade, we analyse the effect of a German education reform that increased weekly instruction hours by two hours (6.5 percent) over almost five years. In the additional time, students are taught new learning content. On average, the reform improves student performance. However, treatment effects ...

    In: Labour Economics 47 (2017), S. 15-34 | Mathias Huebener, Susanne Kuger, Jan Marcus
  • Diskussionspapiere 1589 / 2016

    Intended College Enrollment and Educational Inequality: Do Students Lack Information?

    Despite increasing access to university education, students from disadvantaged or non-academic family backgrounds are still underrepresented at universities. In this regard, the economic literature mainly studies the effect of financial constraints on post-secondary educational decisions. Our knowledge on potential effects of other constraints regarding university education is more limited. We investigate ...

    2016| Frauke H. Peter, Vaishali Zambre
  • DIW Weekly Report 43 / 2019

    Productivity: Urban-Rural Differences Affect Productivity More Than East-West Differences

    Following reunification, productivity in eastern Germany grew rapidly. A strong industrial sector is key to a thriving German economy. However, the narrowing of the industrial productivity gap between eastern and western Germany has come to a standstill since the financial and economic crisis and the gap remains considerable today. Nevertheless, when comparing similar regions in eastern and western ...

    2019| Heike Belitz, Martin Gornig, Alexander Schiersch
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Changes in Occupational Tasks and Their Association with Individual Wages and Occupational Mobility

    This study provides novel evidence on the relevance of task content changes between and within occupations to wage dynamics of occupational changers and stayers. I use individual‐level, cross‐sectional data featuring tasks performed on the job to compute a measure of proximity of job contents. Then, I merge this measure to a large‐scale panel survey to show that occupational changers experience a wage ...

    In: German Economic Review 20 (2019), 4, S. 295-328 | Alexandra Fedorets
  • Research Project

    INNOMSME

    Completed Project| Entrepreneurship
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