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This paper analyses the expected changes in external tariffs and imports in Poland after accession to the European Union. We find that around 14% of all manufacturing commodity groups in the Harmonised System will experience tariff reductions of over 10 percentage points, while for agricultural...
I analyse the skill and age structure of commuters in 14 EU countries. Theory implies that commuters can be either more or less able than stayers, but are always less able than migrants and that they are also always older than migrants but younger than stayers. Empirically all types of commuters...
Based on a structural model for initial firm size, survival and firm growth we estimate firm-specific transition probabilities between size classes of the firm size distribution. This allows an assessment of the impact of different (counterfactual) economic policy measures on intra-distribution...
Cross-border commuters from EU 15 countries have lower over- but higher under-education rates than non-commuters, for cross-border commuters from the new 12 EU member countries the opposite applies. Within-country commuters have lower over- but higher under-education rates than non-commuters in...
We offer an empirical, econometric analysis of the impact of migration on the EU 27's NUTS-2 regions in the period 2000-2007. While our results indicate that migration had no statistical impact on regional unemployment in the EU it had a significant impact on both per-capita GDP and...
According to difference-in-difference estimates business cycle synchronisation and similarity in sector structures between acceding and pre-existing regions reduced after Eastern Enlargement. Results for Northern enlargement are more ambiguous. In both enlargements, however, region pairs...
We analyse determinants of duration of stay of cross-border commuters and migrants. Theory suggests that relative deprivation affects only the intended length of stay of migrants, but not of cross-border commuters. This is corroborated by econometric evidence. Also, return migrants and commuters...
The study uses the findings of the ad-hoc module looking into the working and living situation of migrants within the employment survey of the second quarter of 2008 to provide an overview of the labour market situation in Austria faced by first- and second-generation migrants and those born...
The study analysed the supply of company-financed training in Vienna. It found a robust negative effect of labour turnover and a less robust negative effect of labour market density on company-financed training. A test of hypotheses on the link between company-financed training and company...
We use recent advances in the statistical analysis of Oaxaca-Blinder decompositions for non-linear models to analyse the contribution of individual variables to total gender differences in participation and duration of training. Results suggest that effects stemming from the intra-household...