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Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf

Works: 136 works in 528 publications in 2 languages and 1,194 library holdings
Roles: Author, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: HC10, 331
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Most widely held works by Rudolf Winter-Ebmer
The long-run educational cost of World War II : an example of local average treatment effect estimation by Andrea Ichino( Book )

14 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persistenz von Arbeitslosigkeit by Rudolf Winter-Ebmer( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benefit duration and unemployment entry : quasi-experimental evidence for Austria by Rudolf Winter-Ebmer( Book )

16 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returns to apprenticeship training in Austria : evidence from failed firms by Josef Fersterer( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little is known about the payoffs to apprenticeship training in the German speaking countries for the participants. OLS estimates suggest that the returns are similar to those of other types of schooling. However, there is a lot of heterogeneity in the types of apprenticeships offered, and institutional descriptions suggest that there might be an important element of selection in who obtains an apprenticeship, and what type. In order to overcome the resulting ability bias we estimate returns to apprenticeship training for apprentices in failed firms in Austria. When a firm fails, current apprentices cannot complete their training in this firm. Because apprentices will be at different stages in their apprenticeship at that time, the failure of a firm will manipulate the length of the apprenticeship period completed for some apprentices. The time to the firm failure therefore serves as an instrument for the length of the apprenticeship completed both at the original firm and at other firms. We find instrumental variables returns which are similar or larger than the OLS returns in our sample, indicating relatively little selection
Are Austrian returns to education falling over time? by Josef Fersterer( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper we make a systematic presentation of returns to education in Austria for the period 1981-1997. We use consistent cross-sections from the Mikrozensus and find falling returns over time. These falling returns are not caused by changes in the sample design and reduced willingness to reveal personal incomes in the survey. Moreover, it is shown that especially returns to university education have fallen. If the focus is not on mean returns, but if we apply quantile regression techniques, interesting patterns emerge: returns are falling the most in the lowest quantiles, but remain almost constant in the highest quantiles. The overall picture of falling returns is consistent with a rise in the supply of highly-educated workers in the recent two decades
The wage expectations of European college students by Giorgio Brunello( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expected earnings and expected returns to education are seen by labor economists as a major determinant of educational attainment. In spite of this, the empirical knowledge about expectations and their formation is scarce. In this paper we report the results of the first systematic study of the wage expectations of European college students. Our data are based on the replies to the same questionnaire by more than 6000 college students all over Europe. We study the determinants of wage expectations and expected employment probabilities, the variability of these expectations within a field of study and their variation across universities and fields. We also examine the trade-off between expected starting wages and wage growth. In the final section of the paper, we contrast expected returns to education with actual returns estimated from country-specific micro-data. In line with U.S. studies we find that students overestimate returns to education
Rhetoric in economic research : the case of gender wage differentials by Doris Weichselbaumer( Book )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific rhetoric can have a profound impact on the perception of research; it can also drive and direct further research efforts. What determines whether results are discussed in a neutral or a judgmental way? How convincing must results be so that authors call for significant policy changes? These questions are difficult to answer, because rhetoric on the one hand, and content and methodology of research on the other hand, cannot be separated easily. We use a unique example to examine this question empirically: the analysis of gender wage differentials. The Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition represents a standard research method that compares male and female earnings, holding productivity constant. We analyze the wording in these studies and their prevalence to ask for policy intervention. Furthermore, we examine whether the rhetoric used reveals an author's prejudice on the topic which may also be reflected in data selection and thereby his or her findings. -- rhetoric ; gender wage differential ; discrimination
Lower and upper bounds of returns to schooling : an exercise in IV estimation with different instruments by Andrea Ichino( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clash of career and family fertility decisions after job displacement by Emilia Del Bono( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this paper we investigate how fertility decisions respond to unexpected career interruptions which occur as a consequence of job displacement. Using an event study approach we compare the birth rates of displaced women with those of women unaffected by job loss after establishing the pre-displacement comparability of these groups. Our results reveal that job displacement reduces average fertility by 5 to 10% in both the short and medium term (3 and 6 years) and that these effects are largely explained by the response of white collar women. Using an instrumental variable approach we provide evidence that the reduction in fertility is not due to the income loss generated by unemployment but arises because displaced workers undergo a career interruption. These results are interpreted in the light of a model in which the rate of human capital accumulation slows down after the birth of a child and all specific human capital is destroyed upon job loss
The effects of competition and equal treatment laws on the gender wage differential by Doris Weichselbaumer( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper evaluates the impact of economic and legal variables on wage differentials between men and women. Since Becker (1957) economists have argued that competitive markets eliminate discrimination in the long run. On the other hand, practically all countries have enacted some sort of law mandating equal treatment of men and women. This paper uses a new international data set on the gender wage gap, which is constructed via a meta-analysis of existing studies. The findings show that both increased competition and the enactment of equal treatment laws reduce the gender wage gap
Evaluating an innovative redundancy-retraining project : the Austrian Steel Foundation by Rudolf Winter-Ebmer( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper evaluates an Austrian manpower training program, which is highly innovative in its content and financing - and could therefore serve as a role model for other programs. In the late 1980s privatization and down-sizing of nationalized steel firms have lead to large-scale redundancies. A special Steel Foundation was created as part of a social plan. This Foundation acted like an independent training center, where displaced workers would spend relatively long training periods (sometimes several years), obtaining personality and orientation training, as well as formal education. The last step of the integrative program was placement assistance as well as assistance for creating one’s own business. The Foundation was financed by (higher) contributions from unemployment insurance funds, by the previous firms themselves, as well as by a collectively-bargained special tax on the remaining workers in the Steel Firms. Moreover the trainees themselves would have to support the Foundation by depositing their redundancy payments. In evaluating post-foundation economic performance I use days worked and wage growth. As a control group I take all other displaced workers from the firms who formed the Foundation, using Instrumental Variables to solve the selection problem. The results show considerable wage gains - even for a period of five years after leaving the Foundation - as well as improved employment prospects. Finally, a cost-benefit analysis is performed to assess the long-term success of the Foundation
Intra-firm wage dispersion and firm performance by Rudolf Winter-Ebmer( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigration and the earnings of young native workers by Rudolf Winter-Ebmer( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retirement of spouses and social security reform by Josef Zweimüller( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifying the effect of unemployment on crime by Steven Raphael( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do immigrants displace native workers? : the Austrian experience by Rudolf Winter-Ebmer( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More schooling, more children : compulsory schooling reforms and fertility in Europe by Margherita Fort( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We study the relationship between education and fertility, exploiting compulsory schooling reforms in Europe as source of exogenous variation in education. Using data from 8 European countries, we assess the causal effect of education on the number of biological kids and the incidence of childlessness. We find that more education causes a substantial decrease in childlessness and an increase in the average number of children per woman. Our findings are robust to a number of falsification checks and we can provide complementary empirical evidence on the mechanisms leading to these surprising results. -- instrumental variables ; education ; fertility
Reducing start-up costs for new firms : the double dividend on the labour market by Uwe Dulleck( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Ebmer, Rudolf Winter-.

Ebmer, Rudolf Winter- 1961-

Rudolf Winter-Ebmer Austrian economist

Rudolf Winter-Ebmer econoom uit Oostenrijk

Rudolf Winter-Ebmer österreichischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler und Hochschullehrer

Winter-Ebmer, R. 1961-

Winter Ebmer, Rudolf 1961-

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German (6)