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  • Diskussionspapiere 962 / 2009

    Overcoming Data Limitations in Nonparametric Benchmarking: Applying PCA-DEA to Natural Gas Transmission

    This paper provides an empirical demonstration for a practical approach of efficiency evaluation against the background of limited data availability in some regulated industries. Here, traditional DEA may result in a lack of discriminatory power when high numbers of variables but only limited observations are available. We apply PCA-DEA for radial efficiency measurement to US natural gas transmission ...

    2009| Maria Nieswand, Astrid Cullmann, Anne Neumann
  • SOEPpapers 263 / 2010

    Screening, Competition, and Job Design: Economic Origins of Good Jobs

    In recent decades, many firms offered more discretion to their employees, often increasing the productivity of effort but also leaving more opportunities for shirking. These "high-performance work systems" are difficult to understand in terms of standard moral hazard models. We show experimentally that complementarities between high effort discretion, rent-sharing, screening opportunities, and competition ...

    2010| Björn Bartling, Ernst Fehr, Klaus M. Schmidt
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Quality of Life in Rural Areas: Processes of Divergence and Convergence

    In Germany, processes can be observed that have long been out of keeping with the principle of equality of opportunity. Unemployment is concentrated in the structurally weak peripheral areas, in Eastern Germany in particular; emigration of young and better-educated people to the West is not diminishing, but contrary to expectation is again on the increase; aging processes have set in already, and when ...

    In: Social Indicators Research 83 (2007), 2, S. 283-307 | Annette Spellerberg, Denis Huschka, Roland Habich
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Where Are the Industrial Technologies in Energy-Economy Models? An Innovative CGE Approach for Steel Production in Germany

    Top-down computable general equilibrium (CGE) models are used extensively for analysis of energy and climate policies. Energy-intensive industries are usually represented in top-down economic models as abstract economic production functions, commonly of the constant-elasticity-of-substitution (CES) or translog functional form. This study explores methods for improving the realism of energy-intensive ...

    In: Energy Economics 29 (2007), 4, S. 799-825 | Katja Schumacher, Ronald D. Sands
  • SOEPpapers 76 / 2008

    Does Job Satisfaction Improve the Health of Workers? New Evidence Using Panel Data and Objective Measures of Health

    This paper evaluates the relationship between job satisfaction and measures of health of workers using the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). Methodologically, it addresses two important design problems encountered frequently in the literature: (a) cross-sectional causality problems and (b) absence of objective measures of physical health that complement self-reported measures of health status. Not ...

    2008| Justina A. V. Fischer, Alfonso Sousa-Poza
  • SOEPpapers 50 / 2007

    The Marginal Utility of Income

    In normative public economics it is crucial to know how fast the marginal utility of income declines as income increases. One needs this parameter for cost-benefit analysis, for optimal taxation and for the (Atkinson) measurement of inequality. We estimate this parameter using four large cross-sectional surveys of subjective happiness and two panel surveys. Altogether, the data cover over 50 countries ...

    2007| Richard Layard, Guy Mayraz, Stephen J. Nickell
  • Weitere externe Aufsätze

    IT Investment Behavior vs. Profitability: An Experimental Study

    In: Veit Köppen, Roland M. Müller (Eds.) , Business Intelligence
    Hamburg : Kovac
    S. 129-139
    Studien zur Wirtschaftsinformatik ; 23
    | Steffan Baron, Oliver Günther, Altug Kul, Sushmita Swaminathan, Max Teltzrow
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Regional Income Stratification in Unified Germany Using a Gini Decomposition Approach

    Using representative micro data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP), this paper delivers new insights into the development of income inequality and regional stratification in Germany after unification. This paper applies a new method for detecting social stratification by a decomposition of the Gini index that yields the obligatory between- and within-group components as well as an 'overlapping' ...

    In: Regional Studies 42 (2008), 4, S. 555-577 | Joachim R. Frick, Jan Goebel
  • SOEPpapers 130 / 2008

    Adaptation to Income over Time: A Weak Point of Subjective Well-Being

    This article holds the view that intertemporal comparisons of subjective well-being measures are only meaningful when the underlying standards of judgment are unaltered. This is a weak point of such measures. The study investigates the change in the satisfaction judgments resulting from adaptation to income over time. Adaptation is defined to be desensitization (sensitization) to the hedonic effect ...

    2008| Christoph Wunder
  • Externe Monographien

    The Cross-Section of Output and Inflation in a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Model with Sticky Prices

    Cambridge: University of Cambridge, 2008, 20 S.
    (Cambridge Working Papers in Economics ; 0853)
    | Jörg Döpke, Michael Funke, Sean Holly, Sebastian Weber
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