Immigration and Wages: The Role of Endogenous Worker Assignment to Firms

Posted: 27 Sep 2019

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Karin Mayr-Dorn

Johannes Kepler University of Linz

Date Written: September 18, 2019

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

JEL Classification: D21, D22, F22, J31

Suggested Citation

Mayr-Dorn, Karin, Immigration and Wages: The Role of Endogenous Worker Assignment to Firms (September 18, 2019). Economics Letters, Vol. 183, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3455876

Karin Mayr-Dorn (Contact Author)

Johannes Kepler University of Linz ( email )

Altenbergerstrasse 69
Linz, Upper Austria 4040
Austria

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