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    Not coming in today - Firm productivity differentials and the epidemiology of the flu

    26 February 2020

    With more than four million cases in Germany every year, influenza and acute upper respiratory tract infectious diseases (henceforthURTI) exhibit the highest number of reported doctor consultations. Although the direct treatment costs for URTI are comparably low, the indirect economic costs, due to work absences and productivity impairments of sick workers who remain at work (presentism), are far more compelling.

    IAB-Discussion Paper 6/2020


    Professor Bernd Fitzenberger will be honoured with the German Economy Award

    20 February 2020

    Prof. Bernd Fitzenberger, Ph.D.The IAB Director Bernd Fitzenberger will be honoured with the German Economy Award of the Joachim Herz Foundation. The labour market economist will receive an award worth EUR 150,000 for the best research publication.

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    Prof. Dr. Ulrich Walwei has been appointed a member of the “Council of the Working World“

    20 February 2020

    Portrait von Dr. Ulrich WalweiIn January 2020, Hubertus Heil, Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs, introduced the independent “Council of the Working World”, whose task will be to regularly provide politics, businesses and the general public with information and counselling regarding the change in the working world. The IAB Vice Director Professor Ulrich Walwei is also part of the Council consisting of eleven representatives of the business and scientific community.



    Does the estimation of the propensity score by machine learning improve matching estimation? The case of Germany’s programmes for long term unemployed

    12 February 2020

    Matching-type estimators using the propensity score are the major workhorse in active labour market policy evaluation. This work investigates if machine learning algorithms for estimating the propensity score lead to more credible estimation of average treatment effects on the treated using a radius matching framework.

    IAB-Discussion Paper 5/2020


    Firm Productivity, Wages, and Sorting

    05 February 2020

    Increasing wage inequality is associated with changes in the degree of labor market sorting,
    i.e. the allocation of workers to firms. To measure sorting, we propose a new method
    which disentangles the respective contributions of worker and firm heterogeneity to wage
    inequality. Inspired by sorting theory, we infer firm productivity from estimating firm-level
    production functions, taking into account that worker ability and firm productivity may interact
    at the match level.

    IAB-Discussion Paper 4/2020


    Call for Applications: 7 docotoral scholarships in GradAB programme

    27 January 2020

    The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and the School of Business and Economics of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) offer a joint doctoral programme in labour market research (GradAB), which prepares graduates for a career in academics and in policy consulting. We invite applications for seven doctoral scholarships beginning October 1st, 2020.

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    The Effect of Social Networks on Migrants' Labor Market Integration: A Natural Experiment

    20 January 2020

    Empirically identifying the causal effect of social networks on migrants’ economic prospects is a challenging task due to the non-random residential sorting of migrants into locations with greater opportunities for (previous) connections. Our study addresses this selection-bias issue by using a unique natural-experimental dataset of refugees and other migrants that were exogenously allocated to their first place of residence by German authorities. The empirical results reveal a positive causal effect of social networks on migrants’ transition rate to the first job, but only if the networks are mobilized for the job search.

    IAB-Discussion Paper 3/2020


    Career paths of PhD graduates in eastern and western Germany: Same qualification, same labor market Outcomes?

    15 January 2020

    This paper investigates the extent to which the returns to gaining a PhD degree depend upon the region of birth, the region where the degree was earned, and the place of work. Eastern Germany serves as an interesting showcase in light of the ongoing debate surrounding the underrepresen-tation of eastern Germans in top positions in Germany. We examine the career paths of eastern and western German PhD graduates who completed their dissertations between 1995 and 2010. We estimate the returns with regard to obtaining a job suited to their skill level and with high wages.

    IAB-Discussion Paper 1/2020



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  • Not coming in today - Firm productivity differentials and the epidemiology of the flu
    IAB-Discussion Paper 6/2020
  • Does the estimation of the propensity score by machine learning improve matching estimation? The case of Germany’s programmes for long term unemployed

    IAB-Discussion Paper 5/2020

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