A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that some personality traits reduce the probability of overeducation, suggesting complementarity between cognitive and non-cognitive skills.
GLO Discussion Paper No. 1048, 2022
Drivers of skill mismatch among Italian graduates: The role of personality traits – Download PDF
by Esposito, Piero & Scicchitano, Sergio
GLO Fellows Piero Esposito & Sergio Scicchitano
Author Abstract: In this study, we find that the negative effect of unexploded ordnance (UXO) on the geographical density of foreign direct investment and large firms is a new channel through which the war legacy impedes local development in Vietnam. A 1% increase in the proportion of UXO-contaminated area leads to a 0.78% relative decrease in the density of FDI firms within districts. Point estimates for the elasticity of the density of joint-venture FDI firms and state-owned enterprise (SOEs) due to UXO are smaller, equal to -0.56 and -0.54. Consequently, a 1% increase in the proportion of UXO-contaminated areas leads to a 0.46% relative decrease in the intensity of nighttime light.
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