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dc.contributor.authorBraun, Sebastianen_US
dc.contributor.authorKvasnicka, Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-28en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-29T11:22:58Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-29T11:22:58Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/59537-
dc.description.abstractDoes immigration accelerate sectoral change towards high-productivity sectors? This paper uses the mass displacement of ethnic Germans from Eastern Europe to West Germany after World War II as a natural experiment to study this question. A simple two-sector model of the economy, in which moving costs prevent the marginal product of labor to be equalized across sectors, predicts that immigration boosts output per worker by expanding the high-productivity sector, but decreases output per worker within a sector. Using German district-level data from before and after the war, we find strong empirical support for these predictions.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKiel Working Paper 1778en_US
dc.subject.jelJ61en_US
dc.subject.jelJ21en_US
dc.subject.jelC36en_US
dc.subject.jelN34en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordimmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordsectoral changeen_US
dc.subject.keywordoutput growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordpost-war Germanyen_US
dc.subject.stwEinwanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwAussiedleren_US
dc.subject.stwStrukturwandelen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwMehr-Sektoren-Modellen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwAlte Bundesländeren_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleImmigration and structural change: Evidence from post-war Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn718467051en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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