25 Jahre IWH

Dr. Jens Stegmaier

Dr. Jens Stegmaier
Aktuelle Position

seit 3/15

Research Affiliate

Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH)

seit 2006

wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) Nürnberg

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • evolutorische Ökonomik

Dr. Jens Stegmaier ist seit 2006 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) Nürnberg, wo er von 2006 bis 2010 Stipendiat des IAB-Graduiertenprogramms war.

Dr. Jens Stegmaier studierte Soziologie, Politische Wissenschaft sowie Neuere und Neueste Geschichte (M.A.) an der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. 2010 erfolgte dort die Promotion zum Doktor der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften (Dr. rer. pol.). Seine Forschungsschwerpunkte umfassen Fragen der Evolution und des ökonomischen Scheiterns von Betrieben (insbesondere Insolvenzen). Die Arbeiten beschäftigen sich mit dem Prozess des Scheiterns selbst, ebenso wie mit den Folgen für die davon betroffenen Beschäftigten bezüglich ihrer Löhne und weiterer Arbeitsmarktaspekte. Daneben bearbeitet Dr. Stegmaier Fragen der industriellen Beziehungen, insbesondere zu Betriebsräten, und zu atypischer Beschäftigung.

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Economic Failure and the Role of Plant Age and Size

Steffen Müller Jens Stegmaier

in: Small Business Economics , Nr. 3, 2015

Abstract

This paper introduces a large-scale administrative panel data set on corporate bankruptcy in Germany that allows for an econometric analysis of involuntary exits where previous studies mixed voluntary and involuntary exits. Approximately 83 % of all bankruptcies occur in plants with not more than 10 employees, and 61 % of all bankrupt plants are not older than 5 years. The descriptive statistics and regression analysis indicate substantial negative age dependence with respect to bankruptcy risk but confirm negative size dependence for mature plants only. Our results corroborate hypotheses stressing increasing capabilities and positional advantage, both predicting negative age dependence with respect to bankruptcy risk due to productivity improvements. The results are not consistent with the theories explaining age dependence via imprinting or structural inertia.

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The Dynamic Effects of Works Councils on Labour Productivity: First Evidence from Panel Data

Steffen Müller Jens Stegmaier

in: British Journal of Industrial Relations , Nr. 2, 2017

Abstract

We estimate dynamic effects of works councils on labour productivity using newly available information from West German establishment panel data. Conditioning on plant fixed effects and control variables, we find negative productivity effects during the first five years after council introduction but a steady and substantial increase in the councils’ productivity effect thereafter. Our findings support a causal interpretation for the positive correlation between council existence and plant productivity that has been frequently reported in previous studies.

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Transferability of Skills across Sectors and Heterogeneous Displacement Costs

Moises Yi Steffen Müller Jens Stegmaier

in: American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings , Nr. 5, 2017

Abstract

We use rich German administrative data to estimate new measures of skill transferability between manufacturing and other sectors. These measures capture the value of workers' human capital when applied in different sectors and are directly related to workers' displacement costs. We estimate these transferability measures using a selection correction model, which addresses workers' endogenous mobility, and a novel selection instrument based on the social network of workers. Our results indicate substantial heterogeneity in how workers can transfer their skills when they move across sectors, which implies heterogeneous displacement costs that depend on the sector to which workers reallocate.

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Plant-level Employment Development before Collective Displacements: Comparing Mass Layoffs, Plant Closures, and Bankruptcies

Daniel Fackler Steffen Müller Jens Stegmaier

in: IWH-Diskussionspapiere , Nr. 27, 2016

Abstract

To assess to what extent collective job displacements can be regarded as unanticipated exogenous shocks for affected employees, we analyze plant-level employment patterns before bankruptcy, plant closure without bankruptcy, and mass layoff. Utilizing administrative data covering all West German private sector plants, we find no systematic employment reductions prior to mass layoffs, a strong and long-lasting reduction prior to closures, and a much shorter shadow of death preceding bankruptcy. Our analysis of worker flows underlines that bankruptcies seem to struggle for survival while closures follow a shrinking strategy. We conclude that the scope of worker anticipation of upcoming job loss is smallest for mass layoffs and largest for closures without bankruptcy.

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