GLO Discussion Papers February 2018. With GLO Discussion Paper of the Month on Labor Mobility in the US and Europe!!

Titles and free access/links to GLO Discussion Papers: February 2018

GLO Discussion Papers are research and policy papers of the GLO Network which are widely circulated to encourage discussion. Provided in cooperation with EconStor, a service of the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, GLO Discussion Papers are among others listed in RePEc (see IDEAS, EconPapers). Complete list of all GLO DPs downloadable for free.

Discussion Paper of the Month: February

Jauer, Julia & Liebig, Thomas & Martin, John P. & Puhani, Patrick A., Migration as an adjustment mechanism in the crisis? A comparison of Europe and the United States 2006-2016,  GLO Discussion Paper 178, February 2018. Free download.

Abstract: We estimate whether migration can be an equilibrating force in the labor market by comparing pre-and post-crisis migration movements at the regional level in both Europe and the United States, and their association with symmetric labor market shocks. Based on fixed-effects regressions using regional panel data, we find that Europe’s migratory response to unemployment shocks was almost identical to that recorded in the United States after the crisis. Our estimates suggest that, if all measured population changes in Europe were due to migration for employment purposes – i.e. an upper-bound estimate – up to about a quarter of the asymmetric labor market shock would be absorbed by migration within a year. However, in Europe and especially in the Eurozone, the reaction to a very large extent stems from migration of recent EU accession country citizens as well as of third – country nationals.

See also a recent debate about internal labor mobility in Europe and Austria.

GLO Discussion Papers of February 2018

183 Evaluating intergenerational persistence of economic preferences: A large scale experiment with families in Bangladesh – Download PDF
by Chowdhury, Shyamal & Sutter, Matthias & Zimmermann, Klaus F.

182 Equilibrium Real Interest Rates, Secular Stagnation, and the Financial Cycle: Empirical Evidence for Euro-Area Member Countries – Download PDF
by Belke, Ansgar & Klose, Jens

181 Successful Transition to a Market Economy in Vietnam: An Interpretation from Organizational Ecology Theory – Download PDF
by Tran, Hien Thu & Santarelli, Enrico

180 Overeducation wage penalty among Ph.D. holders. An unconditional quantile regression analysis on Italian data – Download PDF
by Gaeta, Giuseppe Lucio & Lubrano Lavadera, Giuseppe & Pastore, Francesco

179 Data Gaps, Data Incomparability, and Data Imputation: A Review of Poverty Measurement Methods for Data-Scarce Environments – Download PDF
by Dang, Hai-Anh & Jolliffe, Dean & Carletto, Calogero

178 Migration as an adjustment mechanism in the crisis? A comparison of Europe and the United States 2006-2016 – Download PDF
by Jauer, Julia & Liebig, Thomas & Martin, John P. & Puhani, Patrick A.

177 Technological catching-up, sales dynamics and employment growth: evidence from China’s manufacturing firms – Download PDF
by Dosi, Giovanni & Yu, Xiaodan

176 Economic Pluralism in the Study of Wage Discrimination: A Note – Download PDF
by Drydakis, Nick


Successful GLO team:

GLO Managing Director Matloob Piracha (University of Kent, right) and GLO President Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University and Bonn University, left).