CEP/Geography Urban and Regional Economics Seminars
Displacement Effects in Manufacturing
Ines Helm (University of Munich)
Friday 13 December 2019 13:00 - 14:30
SAL 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sir Arthur Lewis Building, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
About this event
Using administrative data on firms and workers in Germany, we assess the impact of the decline in manufacturing jobs on the cost of job displacement. We start by documenting that manufacturing firms traditionally paid substantial wage premia and that these high-wage jobs disappeared disproportionately over time. We then analyse what role such losses in the firm wage premium play in determining wage losses following job displacement. We show that low-skilled workers in manufacturing suffer larger wage losses than the high-skilled after job displacement, and that about half of the wage loss is explained by the firm at which a worker was employed before displacement. Persistent wage losses from layoffs, and the role of the firm in explaining these, have increased over time.
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This event will take place in SAL 2.04, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Sir Arthur Lewis Building, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH.The building is labelled SAL on the map. Enter the building via Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Urban and Regional Economics Seminars are part of the CEP's Urban and spatial programme.