Technological Change and the Finance Wage Premium

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Ata Can Bertay

Sabancı University; Tilburg University - European Banking Center

Jose Carreño

Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER), Students

Harry Huizinga

Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Burak Uras

Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER); Tilburg University - Department of Economics

Nathanael Vellekoop

University of Toronto; Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE; Netspar

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Date Written: October 01, 2022

Abstract

This paper utilizes a comprehensive worker-firm panel for the Netherlands to quantifythe impact of ICT capital-skill complementarity on the finance wage premium after the Global Financial Crisis. We apply additive worker and firm fixed-effect models to account for unobserved worker- and firm-heterogeneity and show that firm fixed-effects correct for a downward bias in the estimated finance wage premium. Our results indicate a sizable finance wage premium for both fixed- and full-hourly wages. The complementarity between ICT capital spending and the share of high skill workers at the firm-level reduces the full-wage premium considerably and the fixed-wage premium almost entirely.

Keywords: finance wage premium, worker-firm panels, skill-biased technological change

JEL Classification: G20, J24, J31, O33

Suggested Citation

Bertay, Ata Can and Carreño, Jose and Huizinga, Harry and Uras, Burak R. and Vellekoop, Nathanael, Technological Change and the Finance Wage Premium (October 01, 2022). SAFE Working Paper No. 361, 2022, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4260797 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4260797

Ata Can Bertay

Sabancı University ( email )

Orhanli
Istanbul, Tuzla 34956
Turkey

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Tilburg University - European Banking Center ( email )

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Jose Carreño

Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER), Students ( email )

Tilburg
Netherlands

Harry Huizinga

Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER) ( email )

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Burak R. Uras

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Nathanael Vellekoop (Contact Author)

University of Toronto ( email )

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