1. Discussion and Working Paper // 2013

    The Short- and Long-term Effects of School Choice on Student Outcomes — Evidence from a School Choice Reform in Sweden

    This paper evaluates the effects of a major Swedish school choice reform. The reform in 1992 increased school choice and competition among public schools as well as through a large-scale introduction of private…

  2. Discussion and Working Paper // 2013

    Paid and unpaid labor in non-profit organizations: Does the substitution effect exist?

    In nonprofit organizations (NPOs) volunteers often work alongside paid workers. Such a coproduction setting can lead to tension between the two worker groups. This paper examines for the first time if and how…

  3. Discussion and Working Paper // 2013

    Estimating Dynamic R&D Demand: an Analysis of Costs and Long-Run Benefits

    Using firm-level data from the German manufacturing sector, we estimate a dynamic, structural model of the firm's decision to invest in R&D and quantify the cost and long-run benefit of this investment. The…