Immigration and Wages: The Role of Endogenous Worker Assignment to Firms
Posted: 27 Sep 2019
Date Written: September 18, 2019
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
JEL Classification: D21, D22, F22, J31
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