Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/103133
Authors: 
Böheim, René
Horvath, Thomas
Mayr, Karin
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 5025
Abstract: 
We determine workforce composition and wages in firms in the presence of productivity spill-overs between co-workers. In equilibrium, workers' wages depend on the production structure of firms, own group size, and aggregate workforce composition in the firm. We estimate the wage effects of workforce diversity and own group size by birthplace and the implied production structure in Austrian firms using a comprehensive matched employer-employee data set. In our data, we identify a positive effect of workforce diversity and a negative effect of own group size on wages, which suggest that workers of different birthplaces are complements in production on average.
Subjects: 
workforce composition
productivity spill-overs
worker group size
JEL: 
D21
D22
F22
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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