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    Big Data – the beginning of a golden age for empirical labour market research? An interview with IAB researcher Frauke Kreuter

    17 November 2017

    Professor Frauke KreuterBig Data! This is the new magic word in labour market research. But what is this really about? What is the use of it? And what does it mean for data protection and the training and further training of our researchers? Prof. Frauke Kreuter, Head of the Statistical Methods Centre (Kompetenzzentrum Empirische Methoden – KEM) in the IAB, answers these questions in an interview for IAB-Forum.

    The full interview can be found in our magazine IAB-Forum.

    EU project analyses international labor migration from different perspectives

    09 November 2017

    Junge Leute mit GlobusThe European network “Global mobility of employees” offers IAB a unique opportunity to transnationally co-operate with partners from academia, industry, and administration and to jointly train early stage researchers.

    The full article can be found in our magazine IAB-Forum



    Walking between the worlds – labour market economist and former Secretary of State Pedro S. Martins

    19 October 2017

    Pedro S. MartinsPedro S. Martins is an expert spanning boundaries between science and politics: Martins, who is now doing research at Queen Mary University of London, was Secretary of State in the Ministry for Economics and Employment of his home country Portugal from 2011 until 2013.  At a time when unemployment, especially among the youth, achieved a record high across Southern Europe as a result of the economic and financial crisis. As a politician, he got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to combat job crisis by implementing measures that he himself had always advocated as a researcher.  

    In an interview to the IAB-Forum magazine, he airs his assessments and experience.

    Quantifying the effect of labor market size on learning externalities

    13 October 2017

    We show for Germany that labor productivity as reflected in wage is, ceteris paribus, higher for workers who previously acquired work experience in rather urban labor markets with a large local workforce than in rather rural labor markets which are small in terms of regional employment. Our empirical analysis provides new evidence on the magnitude of these dynamic agglomeration gains by estimating the elasticity of wages with regard to the (cumulated) size of the local labor markets in which workers acquired experience.

    IAB-Discussion Paper 31/2017

    German Robots – The Impact of Industrial Robots on Workers

    02 October 2017

    The authors study the impact of rising robot exposure on the careers of individual manufacturing
    workers, and the equilibrium impact across industries and local labor markets in Germany.

    IAB-Discussion Paper 30/2017

    The creation and resolution of working hour discrepancies over the life course

    21 September 2017
    Studies on labor supply have increasingly taken account of not only the actual working hours, but also of working hour preferences as well as the discrepancy between them. However, longitudinal research on this topic remains scarce. This paper contributes to the analysis of working hour discrepancies by exploring how hours mismatch emerges and resolves with special consideration of the household context.

    IAB-Discussion Paper 29/2017




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The publication series "Current reports" is now an integrated part of the online magazin IAB-Forum.