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Birthplace diversity and productivity spill-overs in firms

René Böheim (), Gerard Horvath () and Karin Mayr ()

Vienna Economics Papers from University of Vienna, Department of Economics

Abstract: We determine workforce composition and wages in rms in the presence of productivity spill-overs between co-workers. In equilibrium, workers' wages depend on the production struc- ture of rms, own group size, and aggregate workforce composition in the rm. We estimate the wage e ects of workforce diversity and own group size by birthplace and the implied pro- duction structure in Austrian rms using a comprehensive matched employer-employee data set. In our data, we identify a positive e ect of workforce diversity and a negative e ect of own group size on wages, which suggest that workers of di erent birthplaces are complements in production on average.

JEL-codes: D21 D22 F22 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2014-08
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