Data and Code for: The abolition of immigration restrictions and the performance of firms and workers: Evidence from Switzerland
- Beerli, Andreas (ETH Zurich)
- Ruffner, Jan (Independent Researcher)
- Peri, Giovanni (University of California-Davis)
- Siegenthaler, Michael (ETH Zurich)
AbstractWe study a reform that granted European cross-border workers free access to the Swiss
labor market and had a stronger effect on regions close to the border. The greater availability of cross-border workers increased foreign employment substantially. Although many crossborder workers were highly educated, wages of highly educated natives increased. The reason is a simultaneous increase in labor demand: the reform increased the size, productivity, andinnovation performance of skill-intensive incumbent firms and attracted new firms, creating opportunities for natives to pursue managerial jobs. These effects are mainly driven by firms that reported skill shortages before the reform.
1991-01-01 / 2014-12-31Time Period: Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1991--Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2014
“The Abolition of Immigration Restrictions and the Performance of Firms and Workers: Evidence from Switzerland.” American Economic Review, n.d.
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