nep-ger New Economics Papers
on German Papers
Issue of 2011‒04‒09
three papers chosen by
Roberto Cruccolini
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen

  1. Erwerbstätigkeit im Lebenszyklus By Werner Eichhorst; Eric Thode
  2. Kaderschmieden der Wirtschaft und/oder Universitäten? Der Auftrag der Wirtschaftsuniversitäten und -fakultäten im 21. Jahrhundert By Kirchgässner, Gebhard
  3. Ökonometrie vs. Projektdesign: Lehren aus der Evaluation eines Modellprojekts zur Umsetzung des Workfare-Konzepts By Schneider, Hilmar; Uhlendorff, Arne; Zimmermann, Klaus F.

  1. By: Werner Eichhorst (IZA); Eric Thode (Bertelsmann Stiftung)
    Abstract: Bericht auf Basis eines Projekts im Auftrag der Bertelsmann Stiftung (Benchmarking Deutschland: Steigende Beschäftigung bei Jugendlichen und Älteren), Bonn 2010 (45 Seiten)
    Date: 2011–03
  2. By: Kirchgässner, Gebhard
    Abstract: After a short sketch of the history of modern business schools in the German speaking countries, their four major activity fields are considered: (i) academic teaching, (ii) scientific research, (iii) consulting and (iv) executive education. While teaching was traditionally dominant, research has gained more importance in recent decades, not only in Economics but also in Management departments. With respect to consulting, we have to distinguish between consulting for governments by economists and for private companies by professors of management. Executive education is mainly a domain of management (and law) departments; economists only play a minor role in this area. We conclude with discussing some of the ethical questions with which Economics and Management departments are confronted today.
    Date: 2011–03
  3. By: Schneider, Hilmar (IZA); Uhlendorff, Arne (University of Mannheim); Zimmermann, Klaus F. (IZA and University of Bonn)
    Abstract: We evaluate a pilot workfare project of a Berlin city community to integrate young people in social assistance into the labor market. Reference data are generated in collaboration with the German Employment Office. The participation effect is found to be positive and of relevant size, but not statistically significant. This indicates that selection biases detected in the allocation process of individuals to the program can be adjusted by econometric techniques, but only on the prize of reduced significance levels. Given the small sample sizes of pilot projects this calls for social experiments in controlled project designs.
    Keywords: workfare, labor supply, evaluation, social experiments
    JEL: J22 J64 H43
    Date: 2011–03

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