Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/182579
Authors: 
Baum, Christopher F.
Lööf, Hans
Stephan, Andreas
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper 257
Abstract: 
STEM-focused industries are critical to the innovation-driven economy. As many firms are running short of STEM workers, international immigrants are increasingly recognized as a potential for high-tech job recruitment. This paper studies STEM occupations in Sweden 2011–2015 and tests hypotheses on new recruitment and the economic impact of foreign STEM workers. The empirical analysis shows that the probability that a new employee is a STEM immigrant increases with the share of STEM immigrants already employed, while the marginal effect on average firm wages is positively associated with the share of immigrant STEM workers. We also document heterogeneity in the results, suggesting that European migrants are more attractive for new recruitment, but non-EU migrants have the largest impact on wage determination.
Subjects: 
STEM
migration
employment
wages
correlated random effects
JEL: 
C23
J24
J61
O14
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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