Dieter Urban

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The first aim of this paper is to decompose the productivity advantage of foreign multinationals into two components: the technology and scale effect. The second aim is to analyse the causal relationship between foreign ownership and these two components of productivity growth. We do so by analyzing the effects of an acquisition of a domestic establishment(More)
Z U S A M M E N F A S S U N G: Die Studie untersucht den Einsatz von Antwortlatenzen zur Messung der Stärke von Einstellungen im Bereich der Surveyforschung. Sie beschreibt verschiedene Möglichkeiten zur Messung von individuellen Reaktionszeiten in CATI-Surveys und zur Bereinigung dieser Messungen von Einflüssen, die von personalen, frageunabhängigen(More)
We assess the impact of cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality on economic growth, using a dynamic panel growth regression framework taking into account potential endogeneity problems. In the worldwide sample we detect a non-linear influence of working age CVD mortality rates on growth across the per capita income scale. Splitting the sample (according to(More)
i WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development, Venice. Corresponding author (msu@ihd.euro.who.int). The views expressed in this paper are exclusively those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of their affiliated organizations. ii University of Mainz and CESifo. iii Danish National Institute of Social Research,(More)
This study investigates the impact of international competitiveness on net employment, job creation, job destruction, and gross job flows for a representative sample of German establishments from 1993 to 2005. We find a statistically significant but economically small effect of real exchange rate shocks on employment, comparable to the one found in studies(More)
Soziale Vorbilder von Jugendlichen and deren Vertrauen in sozio-politische Institutionen: Eine Fallstudie in Ostdeutschland, 1992-96. Z u s a m m e n f a s s u n g: Die Studie erörtert die Entstehung des Vertrauens in sozio-politische Institutionen unter Jugendlichen in Ostdeutschland im Zeitraum 1992 bis 1996. Dabei berücksichtigt sie insbesondere Effekte,(More)