Research Seminar in Economics by Michal Myck (Centre for Economic Analysis CenEA)

Nov 10, 2016 | 12:15 PM - 01:45 PM

On Thursday, November 10, noon-14 pmMichal Myck from (Centre for Economic Analysis CenEA, PL) will be the speaker of the Research Seminar in Economics. He will present his research paper on "Economic consequences of political persecution" at Kaminzimmer (room 202), Boltzmannstraße 20, Berlin-Dahlem.


Economic consequences of political persecution

Abstract: We analyze the effects of persecution and labor market discrimination during the communist regime in the former Czechoslovakia using a representative life history sample from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. We find strong effects of persecution and dispossession on subsequent earnings, with most severe implications of job loss due to persecution on earnings in subsequent jobs and on career degradation. Accumulated long-term effects on initial retirement pensions paid during the communist regime are even greater. These pension penalties disappear by 2006 largely as a result of compensation schemes implemented by democratic governments after 1989. To instrument for potential endogeneity of the experience of persecution reported in the survey we use unique data on intensity of persecution based on court cases related to political rehabilitation of the victims and to prosecution of communist perpetrators.

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Time & Location

Nov 10, 2016 | 12:15 PM - 01:45 PM

Boltzmannstraße 20
Kaminzimmer