Transformation tables for administrative borders in Germany
Transformation tables for administrative borders in Germany The state has the ability...
Transformation tables for administrative borders in Germany – data In order to...
Tasks of the IWH Under the guiding theme "From Transition to European ...
Population and labour market
Population and labour market Inhabitants are all people (Germans and foreigners) with permanent residence in federal territory (or in a Land). That does not include ...
The European Refugee Crisis and the Natural Rate of Output
Applied Economics Letters,
The European Commission follows a harmonized approach for calculating structural (potential) output for EU member states that takes into account labour as an important ingredient. This article shows how the recent huge migrants’ inflow to Europe affects trend output. Due to the fact that the immigrants immediately increase the working population but effectively do not enter the labour market, we illustrate that the potential output is potentially upward biased without any corrections. Taking Germany as an example, we find that the average medium-term potential growth rate is lower if the migration flow is modelled adequately compared to results based on the unadjusted European Commission procedure.
Measuring Indirect Effects of Unfair Employer Behavior on Worker Productivity – A Field Experiment
IWH Discussion Papers,
We present a field experiment in which we set up a call-center to study how the productivity of workers is affected if managers treat their co-workers in an unfair way. This question cannot be studied in long-lived organizations since workers may change their career expectations (and hence effort) when managers behave unfairly towards co-workers. In order to rule out such confounds and to measure productivity changes of unaffected workers in a clean way, we create an environment where employees work for two shifts. In one treatment, we lay off parts of the workforce before the second shift. Compared to two different control treatments, we find that, in the layoff treatment, the productivity of the remaining, unaffected workers drops by 12 percent. We show that this result is not driven by peer effects or altered beliefs about the job or the managers’ competence, but rather related to the workers’ perception of unfair behavior of employers towards co-workers. The latter interpretation is confirmed in a survey among professional HR managers. We also show that the effect of unfair behavior on the productivity of unaffected workers is close to the upper bound of the direct effects of wage cuts on the productivity of affected workers. This suggests that the price of an employer’s unfair behavior goes well beyond the potential tit-for-tat of directly affected workers.
Pendlerströme führen zur regionalen Angleichung bei Beschäftigung
Wirtschaft im Wandel,
Im Jahr 2016 hatten 75% der erwerbsfähigen Personen, die in Ostdeutschland wohnten, dort auch einen Arbeitsplatz. In Westdeutschland waren es 81%. Berücksichtigt man den Pendlerüberschuss gegenüber Westdeutschland sowie die längeren Jahresarbeitszeiten in Ostdeutschland, verschwindet der Rückstand auf den Westen: Die erwerbsfähigen Ostdeutschen haben im Durchschnitt genauso viele Arbeitsstunden geleistet wie die Westdeutschen. Auch auf Kreisebene kann kein ausgeprägtes Ost-West-Gefälle ausgemacht werden. Vielmehr zeigen sich deutliche Disparitäten zwischen Süddeutschland (einschließlich Sachsens und Thüringens) und großen Teilen Norddeutschlands.