People Job Market Candidates Doctoral...
IWH Medium-Term Projection The IWH medium-term projection shows: If Germany wants to stick to both its current debt...
The Value of Early-Career Skills
CESifo Working Paper,
We develop novel measures of early-career skills that are more detailed, comprehensive, and labor-market-relevant than existing skill proxies. We exploit that skill requirements of apprenticeships in Germany are codified in state-approved, nationally standardized apprenticeship plans. These plans provide more than 13,000 different skills and the exact duration of learning each skill. Following workers over their careers in administrative data, we find that cognitive, social, and digital skills acquired during apprenticeship are highly – yet differently – rewarded. We also document rising returns to digital and social skills since the 1990s, with a more moderate increase in returns to cognitive skills.
IWH Bankruptcy Research
IWH Bankruptcy Research The Bankruptcy Research Unit of the Halle Institute for...
Postdoctoral Researcher in Productivity Dynamics and Growth (f/m/x, 100%) [2024-06]
Vacancy Postdoctoral Researcher in Productivity Dynamics and...
Lecturers at CGDE Institutions ...
IWH-DPE Call for Applications – Fall 2024 Intake
Vacancy IWH-DPE Call for Applications – Fall 2024 Intake ...
PostDoc Position in the Department of Laws, Regulations and Factor Markets (100%) (f/m/x) [2024-02]
Vacancy PostDoc Position (100%) (f/m/x) [2024-02] ...
IWH Alumni The IWH would like to stay in contact with its former employees. We...
Sources of Large Firms’ Market Power and Why It Matters
Excessive market power has detrimental effects on the functioning of the economy, raising consumer prices, distorting the allocation of resources, and creating welfare losses. The existing literature has largely focussed on competition in product markets. This column argues that it is important to differentiate between various sources of firm market power on output and input (most notably labour) markets. European firm-level data reveals that large firms charge lower markups in product markets but exert their market power significantly in labour markets. Competition authorities can and must distinguish between the sources of market power when attempting to regulate it.