Publikationen des Forschungsbereichs Arbeitsmärkte und Sozialversicherungen

  1. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    College Openings and Local Economic Development

    We study how the presence of a college affects the local economy using administrative data. Our analysis exploits the opening of new institutions of tertiary education across Germany in the 1980s and 1990s. The…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Reversing Fortunes of German Regions, 1926–2019: Boon and Bane of Early Industrialization?

    This paper shows that 19th-century industrialization is an important determinant of the significant changes in Germany’s economic geography observed in recent decades. Using novel data on economic activity in…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Minimum Wages and the Rise in Solo Self-Employment

    Solo self-employment is on the rise despite less favorable working conditions compared to traditional jobs. We show that the introduction of minimum wages in German industries led to an increase in the share of…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Minimum Wages and the Rise in Solo Self-Employment

    Solo self-employment is on the rise despite less favorable working conditions compared to traditional jobs. We show that the introduction of minimum wages in German industries led to an increase in the share…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Estimation of Group Structures in Panel Models with Individual Fixed Effects

    The fixed effects (FE) panel model is one of the main econometric tools in empirical economic research. A major practical limitation is that the parameters on time-constant covariates are not identifiable.…

  6. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Nowcasting the Impact of Covid-19 on Education, Intergenerational Mobility and Earnings Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Using microsimulations, we nowcast the impact of learning losses caused by COVID-19 on secondary school completion rates, intergenerational mobility of education, and long-run earnings inequality in eight…

  7. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Regional Structural Change and the Effects of Job Loss

    Routine-intensive occupations have been declining in many countries, but how does this affect individual workers’ careers if this decline is particularly severe in their local labor market? This paper uses…

  8. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Preferred Field of Study and Academic Performance

    This paper investigates the impact of studying the first-choice university subject on dropout and switching field of study for a cohort of students in Germany. Using detailed survey data, and employing an…