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194: Apprenticeships Downloads
Uschi Backes-Gellner and Patrick Lehnert
193: How Middle-Skilled Workers Adjust to Immigration: The Role of Occupational Skill Specificity Downloads
Damiano Pregaldini and Uschi Backes-Gellner
192: How IT Progress affects Returns to Specialization and Social Skills Downloads
Fabienne Kiener, Christian Eggenberger and Uschi Backes-Gellner
191: Is Technological Change Really Skills-Biased? Firm-level Evidence of the Complementarities between ICT and Workers' Education Downloads
Thomas Bolli and Filippo Pusterla
190: Sitting next to a dropout: Study success of students with peers that came to the lecture hall by a different route Downloads
Daniel Goller, Andrea Diem and Stefan Wolter
189: The Earth is Not Flat: A New World of High-Dimensional Peer Effects Downloads
Aurélien Sallin and Simone Balestra
188: Differing roles of lifelong learning: Hedging against unemployment risks from skill obsolescence or boosting upward career mobility? Downloads
Tobias Schultheiss and Uschi Backes-Gellner
187: The Heterogeneous Impacts of Higher Education Institutions on Regional Firm Location: Evidence from the Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences Downloads
Tobias Schlegel and Uschi Backes-Gellner
186: Train drain? Access to skilled foreign workers and firms' provision of training Downloads
Maria Esther Oswald-Egg and Michael Siegenthaler
185: Is being competitive always an advantage? Degrees of competitiveness, gender, and premature work contract termination Downloads
Samuel Luethi and Stefan Wolter
184: The consequences of EU eastern enlargement on human capital accumulation and wages in Germany Downloads
Bernhard H. Wittek and Samuel Muehlemann
183: Social Norms and Gender-Typical Occupational Choices Downloads
Patricia Palffy, Patrick Lehnert and Uschi Backes-Gellner
182: "Too shocked to search" The COVID-19 shutdowns' impact on the search for apprenticeships Downloads
Daniel Goller and Stefan Wolter
181: "Against all odds" Does awareness of the risk of failure matter for educational choices? Downloads
Maria Alejandra Cattaneo and Stefan Wolter
180: Insights into the Economic Benefits of VPET for Individuals: Theoretical and Empirical Results for Researchers and Practitioners Downloads
Uschi Backes-Gellner
179: Open Labor Markets and Firms' Substitution between Training Apprentices and Hiring Workers Downloads
Manuel Aepli and Andreas Kuhn
178: Brain Drain from Vocational to Academic Education at Upper-Secondary Level? An Empirical Analysis for Switzerland Downloads
Katharina Jaik
177: The Contribution of Vocational Education and Training to Innovation and Growth Downloads
Uschi Backes-Gellner and Patrick Lehnert
176: Beyond Windfall Gains: The Redistribution of Apprenticeship Costs and Vocational Education of Care Workers Downloads
Eric Schuss
175: Non-Cognitive Skills in Training Curricula and Heterogeneous Wage Returns Downloads
Fabienne Kiener, Ann-Sophie Gnehm and Uschi Backes-Gellner
174: The Importance of Proportional and Fixed Hiring Costs in Search and Matching Models Downloads
Mehrab Kiarsi and Samuel Muehlemann
173: Updated education curricula and accelerated technology diffusion in the workplace: Micro-evidence on the race between education and technology Downloads
Tobias Schultheiss and Uschi Backes-Gellner
172: IT Skills, Occupation Specificity and Job Separations Downloads
Christian Eggenberger and Uschi Backes-Gellner
171: The effect of business cycle expectations on the German apprenticeship market: Estimating the impact of Covid-19 Downloads
Samuel Muehlemann, Harald Pfeifer and Bernhard Wittek
170: High-Ability Influencers? The Heterogeneous Effects of Gifted Classmates Downloads
Simone Balestra, Aurelien Sallin and Stefan Wolter
169: Well prepared or just pushed enough to gain access? Educational Success After Private Tutoring Downloads
Maria Zumbuehl, Stefanie Hof and Stefan Wolter
168: Investigating the image deficit of VET: occupational prestige ranking depending on the educational requirements and the skill content of occupations Downloads
Aurelien Abrassart and Stefan Wolter
167: The Benefits of Adult Learning: Work-Related Training, Social Capital, and Earnings Downloads
Jens Ruhose, Stephan Thomsen and Insa Weilage
166: Tertiary Education Expansion and Regional Firm Development Downloads
Tobias Schlegel, Curdin Pfister and Uschi Backes-Gellner
165: Proxying Economic Activity with Daytime Satellite Imagery: Filling Data Gaps Across Time and Space Downloads
Patrick Lehnert, Michael Niederberger, Uschi Backes-Gellner and Eric Bettinger
164: Innovation Effects and Knowledge Complementarities in a Diverse Research Landscape Downloads
Patrick Lehnert, Curdin Pfister, Dietmar Harhoff and Uschi Backes-Gellner
163: Information Provision and Preferences for Education Spending: Evidence from Representative Survey Experiments in Three Countries Downloads
Maria Alejandra Cattaneo, Philipp Lergetporer, Guido Schwerdt, Katharina Werner, Ludger Woessmann and Stefan Wolter
162: Competition, Institutions and Company-sponsored Training Downloads
Tina Hinz and Jens Mohrenweiser
161: Innovation Effects of Universities of Applied Sciences: an Assessment of Regional Heterogeneity Downloads
Tobias Schlegel, Curdin Pfister, Dietmar Harhoff and Uschi Backes-Gellner
160: Horizontal Mismatch and Vocational Education Downloads
Jürg Schweri, Annina Eymann and Manuel Aepli
159: Different Types of IT Skills in Occupational Training Curricula and Labor Market Outcomes Downloads
Fabienne Kiener, Ann-Sophie Gnehm, Simon Clematide and Uschi Backes-Gellner
158: The Value of Specific Skills under Shock: High Risks and High Returns Downloads
Christian Eggenberger, Simon Janssen and Uschi Backes-Gellner
157: Local Norms Describing the Role of the State and the Private Provision of Training Downloads
Andreas Kuhn, Jürg Schweri and Stefan Wolter
156: Populist Manipulation or Personal Beliefs? A Study of the Divergent Perceptions of the Social Order in Switzerland Downloads
Aurelien Abrassart and Stefan Wolter
155: Training in the Great Recession - Evidence from an Individual Perspective Downloads
Daniel Dietz and Thomas Zwick
154: Tertiary education expansion and task demand: Does a rising tide lift all boats? Downloads
Tobias Schultheiss, Curdin Pfister, Ann-Sophie Gnehm and Uschi Backes-Gellner
153: Wages and employment: The role of occupational skills Downloads
Esther Mirjam Girsberger, Miriam Rinawi and Matthias Krapf
152: Girls' preferences for STEM and the effects of classroom gender composition: new evidence from a natural experiment Downloads
Damiano Pregaldini, Uschi Backes-Gellner and Gerald Eisenkopf
151: The Strength of Gender Norms and Gender-Stereotypical Occupational Aspirations Among Adolescents Downloads
Andreas Kuhn and Stefan Wolter
150: Modernization of Vocational Training Curricula and Technology Adoption in Firms: A Descriptive Analysis with German Data Downloads
Christian Eggenberger, Simon Janssen and Uschi Backes-Gellner
149: From Dreams to Reality: Market Forces and Changes from Occupational Intention to Occupational Choice Downloads
Katharina Jaik and Stefan Wolter
148: Parental Involvement and the Intergenerational Transmission of Economic Preferences and Attitudes Downloads
Maria Zumbuehl, Thomas Dohmen and Gerard Pfann
147: Gender, competitiveness and study choices in high school - evidence from Switzerland Downloads
Thomas Buser, Noemi Peter and Stefan Wolter
146: Are Apprenticeships Business Cycle Proof? Downloads
Samuel Luethi and Stefan Wolter
145: How do apprentices moderate the influence of organizational innovation on the technological innovation process? Downloads
Christian Rupietta, Johannes Meuer and Uschi Backes-Gellner
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