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  • 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
  • SOEPpapers 937 / 2017

    Employment and Human Capital Investment Intentions among Recent Refugees in Germany

    Motivations to participate in the labour market as well as to invest in labour market skills are crucial forthe successful integration of refugees. In this paper we use a unique dataset – the IAB-BAMF-SOEPRefugee Survey, which is a representative longitudinal study of all refugees reported on administrativerecords in Germany – and analyse which determinants and characteristics are correlated with highmotivation ...

    2017| Peter Haan, Martin Kroh, Kent Troutman
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Declining Teen Employment: Minimum Wages, Returns to Schooling, and Immigration

    We explore the decline in teen employment in the United States since 2000, which was sharpest for 16–17 year-olds. We consider three main explanatory factors: a rising minimum wage that could reduce employment opportunities for teens and potentially increase the value of investing in schooling; rising returns to schooling; and increasing competition from immigrants that, like the minimum wage, could ...

    In: Labour Economics 59 (2019), S. 49-68 | David Neumark, Cortnie Shupe
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Life Expectancy and Parental Education

    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's own level of education. This applies equally to daughters and sons as well as to children's further life expectancies ...

    In: Social Science & Medicine 232 (2019), S. 351-365 | Mathias Huebener
  • 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)
  • Diskussionspapiere 1878 / 2020

    Waiting for My Sentence: Air Pollution and the Productivity of Court Rulings

    I assert that air pollution from nitrogen oxides affects the productivity of employees in Mexican court hearings. This is the first article analyzing this connection and the first to disentangle work-breaks from the productivity of white-collar workers. I merge hourly pollution with granular hearing data under the assumption that the length of the hearing approximates productivity and identify causality ...

    2020| Luis Sarmiento
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    An Investment in the Future: Institutional Aspects of Credential Recognition of Refugees in Germany

    Adding to the rich literature on the economic integration of refugees, this article extends the scope towards the role of institutions by focusing on the transfer of human capital by means of credential recognition. The 2012 Federal Act of Recognition in Germany is a new institution that provides the possibility to study the transfer of human capital in depth. I argue that analysing the decision for ...

    In: Journal of Refugee Studies 34 (2021), 3, S. 3000–3023 | Jannes Jacobsen
  • Seminar

    Measuring Productivity Dispersion: Lessons from Counting One-Hundred Million Ballots

    11.07.2018| Ethan Ilzetzki, London School of Economics
  • Blog Marcel Fratzscher

    Germany’s Misunderstood Trade Surplus

    Now that Germany’s current-account surplus has reached a record €270 billion ($285 billion), or close to 8.7% of GDP, the ongoing debate about its economic model has intensified. Eurozone politicians and Donald Trump’s administration in the United States are each blaming the other for the economic imbalance; and all are blaming the euro. Trump’s administration, for its part, ...

    07.03.2017| Marcel Fratzscher
  • Research Project

    Increasing Differences in Productivity

    Completed Project| Firms and Markets
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