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Immigration and wages: The role of endogenous worker assignment to firms

Karin Mayr-Dorn

Economics Letters, 2019, vol. 183, issue C, -

Abstract: Workforce composition may be endogenous to firm-specific productivity spillovers between different types of workers. I present a theoretical model of optimal worker assignment that delivers an empirically testable structural relationship between individual wages, workers’ group size, workforce diversity, and productivity spillovers in firms.

Keywords: Immigration; Worker group size; Workforce composition; Productivity spillovers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D21 D22 F22 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2019.108571

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