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|Title:||Do foreign experts increase the productivity of domestic firms? |
Munch, Jakob R.
Skaksen, Jan Rose
|Issue Date:||2011 |
|Series/Report no.:||Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6001|
|Abstract:||While most countries welcome (and some even subsidise) high-skilled immigrants, there is very limited evidence of their importance for domestic firms. To guide our empirical analysis, we first set up a simple theoretical model to show how foreign experts may impact on the productivity and wages of domestic firms. Using matched worker-firm data from Denmark and a difference-indifferences matching approach, we then find that firms that hire foreign experts - defined as employees eligible for reduced taxation under the Danish Tax scheme for foreign researchers and key employees - both become more productive (pay higher wages) and increase their exports of goods and services.|
|Persistent Identifier of the first edition:||urn:nbn:de:101:1-201110263393|
|Document Type:||Working Paper|
|Appears in Collections:||IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)|
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