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Weitere Publikationen: René Böheim(15 Treffer)

René Böheim, Mario Lackner, Gender and Risk-Taking: Evidence from Jumping Competitions

Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), 2015, (4), S.883-902,

René Böheim, Thomas Leoni, Firms' Sickness Costs and Workers' Sickness Absences

NBER Working Papers, 2014, (20305), 49 Seiten,
Online seit: 22.04.2015 13:33

René Böheim, Martina Zweimüller, The Employment of Temporary Agency Workers in the UK: For or Against the Trade Unions?

Trade unions will oppose the employment of temporary agency workers if it is a move to replace workers or to curb union power. Alternatively, trade unions may encourage the employment of agency workers if it leads to higher wages for their members. Using British data from 1998 and 2004, we find no evidence for a negative association between trade union activity and the hiring of agency workers. Wages are typically higher in unionised workplaces; however, the trade union premium is lower in the presence of agency workers. Our results suggest that trade unions cannot effectively oppose the hiring of agency workers.

René Böheim, Mario Lackner, Returns to education in professional football

Economics Letters, 2012, (3), S.326-328,
After three years in college, football players face a trade-off between spending more time in college and pursuing a career in the National Football League (NFL). We analyse the salaries for rookies in the NFL and instrument the endogenous decision to enter the professional market with the month of birth (relative age effect). A player enjoys a 6 percent higher starting salary in the NFL for each additional year with the college team. The returns to education in professional sports are sizeable and similar to returns to formal education.

René Böheim, Thomas Horvath, Rudolf Winter-Ebmer, Great expectations: Past wages and unemployment durations

Decomposing wages into worker and firm wage components, we find that firm-fixed components are sizeable parts of workers' wages. If workers can only imperfectly observe the extent of firm-fixed components in their wages, they might be misled about the overall wage distribution. Such misperceptions may lead to unjustified high reservation wages, resulting in overly long unemployment durations. We examine the influence of previous wages on unemployment durations for workers after exogenous lay-offs and, using Austrian administrative data, we find that younger workers are, in fact, unemployed longer if they profited from high firm-fixed components in the past. We interpret our findings as evidence for overconfidence generated by imperfectly observed productivity.