nep-ger New Economics Papers
on German Papers
Issue of 2009‒09‒11
three papers chosen by
Roberto Cruccolini
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen

  1. Frauen als Stille Reserve im Ingenieurwesen By Eva Schlenker
  2. Sozial-ökologische Dilemmata und ihre experimentelle Analyse By Werne Güth; Hartmut Kliemt
  3. Evolutionstheorie und Ökonomik By Werne Güth; Hartmut Kliemt

  1. By: Eva Schlenker
    Abstract: Recent developments in the German demography will give rise to a shortage in skilled workers in the coming decades. The German economy is in need of thousands of engineers already. A solution to this problem might involve a higher degree of integration of female engineers into the workforce. Data from the microcensus 2006, the official representative statistics of the population and the labour market in Germany, confirm the existence of a hidden reserve of female engineers. Ordered response models and seminonparametric estimation methods are used to show that the labour supply in the engineering sector is mainly determined by age. In addition, the labour supply of female engineers depends on how many children they have, on the age of their youngest child, and on their partners' income. Moreover, women care more about their families, rather than focusing on their career.
    Keywords: Demographischer Wandel; Discrete Choice-Modelle; Fachkräftemangel; Frauenerwerbstätigkeit
    JEL: J21 J22 J24
    Date: 2009–09
  2. By: Werne Güth; Hartmut Kliemt
    Abstract: Normensystemen kollektive Güter (oder Übel) bereitzustellen vermag. Kollektive Güter bilden typischerweise Antworten auf Kollektivgut-Probleme. Eine besonders wichtige Klasse solcher Kollektivgut-Probleme entsteht im Rahmen von so genannten "Allmenden" (oder "commons"). In diesem Beitrag gehen wir zunächst skizzenhaft auf die Grundlagen einer spieltheoretisch informierten Behandlung von "Allmende-Problemen" und deren Lösung ein (2.). Dann werden wir exemplarisch einige wenige neuere experimentelle Studien zu Allmendeproblemen exemplarisch skizzieren (3.). Den Abschluss bilden allgemeine Reflektionen (4.).
    Keywords: Length 17 pages
    Date: 2009–04
  3. By: Werne Güth; Hartmut Kliemt
    Keywords: Length 16 pages
    Date: 2009–04

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