Taking the skill bias out of global migration

by Costanza Biavaschi, Michal Burzynski, Benjamin Elsner, Joël Machado
December, 2018

Global migration is heavily skill-biased, with tertiary-educated workers being four times more likely to migrate than workers with a lower education. In this paper, we quantify the global impact of this skill bias in migration. Based on a quantitative multi-country model with trade, remittances and human capital externalities, we compare the current world to a … Continued

Does corporate social responsibility encourage sustainable innovation adoption? Empirical evidence from Luxembourg

by  Nicolas Poussing
December, 2018

This contribution explores how corporate social responsibility (CSR) might influence the adoption of sustainable innovation. Previous research reveals that CSR effects depend on the specific CSR practices considered; this study accordingly investigates different measures of CSR practices with a strategic perspective: strategic versus responsive CSR. The empirical analysis is based on a survey carried out … Continued

The impact of educational mismatch on returns to R&D: Evidence from OECD manufacturing

by Francesco Venturini, I.A. Igna
November, 2018

This paper investigates the effect of educational mismatch of R&D workers on firm’s returns to innovation. R&D labour mismatch emerges when R&D workers have competencies different from those required by their occupation providing a contribution to innovation lower than in the case of perfect educational matching. By estimating a knowledge production function on data for … Continued

From restructuring to sustainable development. The case of Upper Silesia

by Maciej Bukowski, Aleksander Śniegocki, Zofia Wetmańska
November, 2018

The Silesian Voivodeship has a chance to become a model for a just transition of a mining region into a modern industrial and commercial region. The authors of the report “From restructuring to sustainable development. The case of Upper Silesia”, prepared by the WiseEuropa think tank in cooperation with WWF Poland, emphasize that the success … Continued

Nowcasting the Unemployment Rate in the EU with Seasonal BVAR and Google Search Data

by Anttonen Jetro
November, 2018

In this paper a Bayesian vector autoregressive model for nowcasting the seasonally non-adjusted unemployment rate in EU-countries is developed. On top of the official statistical releases, the model utilizes Google search data and the effect of Google data on the forecasting performance of the model is assessed. The Google data is found to yield modest … Continued

Inference for the neighborhood inequality index

by Francesco Andreoli
November, 2018

The neighborhood inequality (NI) index measures aspects of spatial inequality in the distribution of incomes within the city. The NI index is defi ned as a population average of the normalized income gap between each individual’s income (observed at a given location in the city) and the incomes of the neighbors, living within a certain distance … Continued