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Cross-Sectional Earnings Risk and Occupational Sorting: The Role of Risk Attitudes
This paper investigates whether risk preferences explain how individuals are sorted into occupations with different earnings variability. We exploit data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, whichExpand
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Wage and Employment Effects of Immigration to Germany: Evidence from a Skill Group Approach
The paper analyzes the labor market impact of migration by exploiting variation in the labor supply of foreigners across groups of workers with the same level of education but different workExpand
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Direct Evidence on Risk Attitudes and Migration
It has long been hypothesized that individuals' migration propensities depend on their risk attitudes, but the empirical evidence has been limited and indirect. We use newly available data from theExpand
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Dismissal Protection and Worker Flows in Small Establishments
Based on a large employer-employee matched data set, the paper investigates the effects of variable enforcement of German dismissal protection legislation on the employment dynamics in smallExpand
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Report No. 19: Geographic Mobility in the European Union: Optimising its Economic and Social Benefits
Joint expertise with NIRAS Consultants and AMS for the European Commission, Bonn 2008 (159 pages)
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Native-migrant differences in risk attitudes
This article questions the perceived wisdom that migrants are more risk-loving than the native population. We employ a new large German survey of direct individual risk measures to find thatExpand
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Can Immigration Alleviate the Demographic Burden
This paper investigates the impact of immigration on intertemporal public budgets. A modified generational accounting framework is employed to compute the average net contribution of migrants to theExpand
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Real and Nominal Wage Rigidities and the Rate of Inflation: Evidence from German Micro Data
The Paper examines real and nominal wage rigidities. We estimate a switching regime model, in which the observed distribution of individual wage changes, computed from West German register data forExpand
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Generational Accounting: Theory and Application
1. The Rationale for Generational Accounting.- 2. Net Taxes of Living Generations.- 3. The Intertemporal Public Budget.- 4. Assessing Fiscal Imbalance.- 5. The Intertemporal State of German PublicExpand
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Youth unemployment in Europe: appraisal and policy options
The alarming rise of youth unemployment rates following the recent economic turmoil has challenged national as well as European labour market policies. With more than 5.5 million young people in theExpand
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