Thilo Kroeger Presented at the Workshop on Labour Economics in Trier
The Trier Workshop on Labour Economics, which took place on April 12-13, 2019, aimed to “facilitate the networking of young scientists and to promote the exchange of research ideas and results across a range of fields, including labour economics and personnel economics, health economics, education economics, demography and migration” (IAAEG, 2019). It is organized by the Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union (IAAEU) and the Chair of Personnel Economics at the University of Trier. Prof. Dr. Patrick A. Puhani (Leibniz University Hannover and Institute of Labour Economics (IZA)) gave a keynote on “Fair but Imperfect: Functional Discrimination in a Procedurally Fair Hiring Process”. The workshop particularly encouraged presentations of PhD students. They received direct comments and suggestions especially from the senior participants who acted as discussants to the papers of the PhD students at the workshop.
Thilo Kroeger, KCG Researcher, joined the workshop and presented his paper “Servitization, Wages, and Inequality” (with Dr. Dominik Boddin (Deutsche Bundesbank)) which examines the effects of increasing structural change at the establishment level on wages and within-establishment inequality. Based on their analysis, increasing structural transformation at the establishment level is found to negatively affect workers’ wages and to increase within-establishment pay inequality.