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Research Seminar in Economics by Katja Görlitz (Freie Univeristät Berlin)

Oct 20, 2016 | 12:15 PM - 01:45 PM

On Thursday, October 20, noon-14 pm, Katja Görlitz from Freie Universität Berlin will be the speaker of the Research Seminar in Economics. She will present her research paper on "Labor market responses to a negative labor supply shock: Quasi-experimental evidence for Germany" at Kaminzimmer (room 202), Boltzmannstraße 20, Berlin-Dahlem.


Labor market responses to a negative labor supply shock: Quasi-experimental evidence for Germany

Abstract: This paper analyzes the consequences of a labor supply shock for the German apprenticeship market. The shock was induced by a schooling reform through which the number of high school graduates applying for an apprentice position reduced dramatically in two states. Exploiting variation over time and states, the analyses show how this decline in supply affected wages and longer term employment evolution of the affected cohort. The results reveal that there were no wage increases involved with the negative supply shock. The affected cohort did also possess worse labor market outcomes in the longer run that did not diminish within three years after apprenticeship graduation. Further analyses suggest that both findings can be explained by a negative selection effect that stems from the supply shock itself.

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Time & Location

Oct 20, 2016 | 12:15 PM - 01:45 PM

Boltzmannstraße 20
Kaminzimmer