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Joachim Wagner
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Wagner Joachim Wagner has been professor of economics at the institute of economics of the University of Lüneburg since 1993. He studied economics at the University of Hannover, where he received his diploma in 1979, his doctoral degree in 1984, and his habilitation in 1990. His current research interests include empirical economic research in labor economics, small business economics, industrial economics, and international economics. He has published numerous papers in national and international refereed journals and collective volumes. Joachim Wagner serves on the editorial board of Small Business Economics, and he is the special editor for the European Data Watch series published in Schmollers Jahrbuch - Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften. Furthermore, he is the coordinator of FiDASt, a network joining teams from various German federal states that work with the highly confidential micro data from official statistics inside the statistical offices.

Joachim Wagner joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2001.
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IZA World of Labor article: Effect of international activity on firm performance
 
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
7081  Daniel Fackler
Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
Lingering Illness or Sudden Death? Pre-Exit Employment Developments in German Establishments
(published in: Industrial and Corporate Change 2014, 34 (4), 1121-1140)
7050  Christian Pfeifer
Joachim Wagner
Is Innovative Firm Behavior Correlated with Age and Gender Composition of the Workforce? Evidence from a New Type of Data for German Enterprises
(forthcoming in: Journal for Labour Market Research, 2014)
6393  Joachim Wagner
The Microstructure of the Great Export Collapse in German Manufacturing Industries, 2008/2009
(published in: Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Vol 7, 2013-5)
6381  Christian Pfeifer
Joachim Wagner
Age and Gender Composition of the Workforce, Productivity and Profits: Evidence from a New Type of Data for German Enterprises
(published in: Contemporary Economics, 2014, 8 (1), 25-49)
6349  Daniel Fackler
Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
Establishment Exits in Germany: The Role of Size and Age
(published in: Small Business Economics, 2013, 41 (3), 683-700)
6274  Joachim Wagner
Average Wage, Qualification of the Workforce and Export Performance in German Enterprises: Evidence from KombiFiD Data
(published in: Journal for Labour Market Research, 2012, 45 (2), 161-170)
6207  Joachim Wagner
John Philipp Weche Gelübcke
Foreign Ownership and Firm Survival: First Evidence for Enterprises in Germany
(published in: International Economics / Economie Internationale, 2012, 132 (Q4), 117-139)
6115  Joachim Wagner
The German Manufacturing Sector is a Granular Economy
(published in: Applied Economics Letters, 2012, 19 (17), 1663-1665)
6009  Joachim Wagner
Exports, Foreign Direct Investments and Productivity: Are Services Firms Different?
(published in: Service Industries Journal, 2014, 34 (1), 24-37)
5924  Joachim Wagner
Exports, Imports and Firm Survival: First Evidence for Manufacturing Enterprises in Germany
(published in: Review of World Economics, 2013, 149 (1), 113-130)
5916  Joachim Wagner
International Trade and Firm Performance: A Survey of Empirical Studies since 2006
(published in: Review of World Economics, 2012, 148 (2), 235-267)
5766  Joachim Wagner
Exports, Imports and Profitability: First Evidence for Manufacturing Enterprises
(published in: Open Economies Review, 2012, 23 (5), 747-765)
5244  Joachim Wagner
Exports and Firm Characteristics in German Manufacturing Industries
(published in: Applied Economics Quarterly, 2011, 57 (2), 107-143 and 145-160)
5183  Joachim Wagner
The Post-Entry Performance of Cohorts of Export Starters in German Manufacturing Industries
(published in: International Journal of the Economics of Business, 2012, 19 (2), 169-193)
5175  Joachim Wagner
From Estimation Results to Stylized Facts: Twelve Recommendations for Empirical Research in International Activities of Heterogeneous Firms
(published in: De Economist, 2011, 159 (4), 389-412)
5147  Yama Temouri
Alexander Vogel
Joachim Wagner
Self-Selection into Export Markets by Business Services Firms: Evidence from France, Germany and the United Kingdom
(published in: Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 2013, 25 (2), 146-158)
5112  David Powell
Joachim Wagner
The Exporter Productivity Premium along the Productivity Distribution: First Evidence from a Quantile Regression Approach for Fixed Effects Panel Data Models
4964  Vincenzo Verardi
Joachim Wagner
Productivity Premia for German Manufacturing Firms Exporting to the Euro-Area and Beyond: First Evidence from Robust Fixed Effects Estimations
(published in: The World Economy, 2012, 35 (6), 694-712)
4928  Vincenzo Verardi
Joachim Wagner
Robust Estimation of Linear Fixed Effects Panel Data Models with an Application to the Exporter Productivity Premium
(published in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 2011, 231 (4), 546-557)
4633  Nils Braakmann
Joachim Wagner
Labor Market Adjustments after a Large Import Shock: Evidence from the German Clothing Industry and the Multi-Fibre Arrangement
(published in: Dierk Hirschel, Peter Paic und Markus Zwick (Hrsg.), Daten in der wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Forschung, Wiesbaden, Springer Gabler 2013, 201-224)
4605  Joachim Wagner
Offshoring and Firm Performance: Self-Selection, Effects on Performance, or Both?
(published in: Review of World Economics, 2011, 147 (2), 217-247)
4434  Horst Raff
Joachim Wagner
Intra-Industry Adjustment to Import Competition: Theory and Application to the German Clothing Industry
(published in: World Economy, 2010, 33 (8), 1006-1022)
4364  Joachim Wagner
The Research Potential of New Types of Enterprise Data Based on Surveys from Official Statistics in Germany
(published in: Schmollers Jahrbuch: Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften / Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 2010, 130 (1), 133-142)
4352  Joachim Wagner
One-third Codetermination at Company Supervisory Boards and Firm Performance in German Manufacturing Industries: First Direct Evidence from a New Type of Enterprise Data
(published in: Schmollers Jahrbuch: Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften /Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 2011, 131 (1), 91-106)
4076  Sourafel Girma
Holger Görg
Joachim Wagner
Subsidies and Exports in Germany: First Evidence from Enterprise Panel Data
(published in: Applied Economics Quarterly, 2009, 55 (3), 179-195)
3854  Alexander Vogel
Joachim Wagner
Higher Productivity in Importing German Manufacturing Firms: Self-Selection, Learning from Importing, or Both?
(published in: Review of World Economics, 2009, 145 (4), 641-665)
3842  Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
Union Membership and Age: The Inverted U-Shape Hypothesis under Test
(published as 'With or Without U? Testing the Hypothesis of an Inverted U-Shaped Union Membership-Age Relationship' in: Contemporary Economics, 2012, 6 (4), 28-34)
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Helmut Fryges
Joachim Wagner
Exports and Profitability: First Evidence for German Manufacturing Firms
(published in: World Economy, 2010, 33 (3), 399-423)
3661  Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
The Aging of the Unions in West Germany, 1980–2006
(published in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik , 2008, 228 (5-6), 497-511)
3359  Thorsten Schank
Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
Higher Wages in Exporting Firms: Self-Selection, Export Effect, or Both? First Evidence from German Linked Employer-Employee Data
(published in: Review of World Economics, 2010, 146 (2), 303-322)
2782  Helmut Fryges
Joachim Wagner
Exports and Productivity Growth: First Evidence from a Continuous Treatment Approach
(published in: Review of World Economics, 2008, 144 (4), 695-722)
2667  Joachim Wagner
Entry, Exit and Productivity: Empirical Results for German Manufacturing Industries
(published in: German Economic Review 2010, 11(1), 78-85)
2661  Joachim Wagner
Productivity and Size of the Export Market: Evidence for West and East German Plants, 2004
(published in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 2007, 227 (4), 403-408)
2656  Joachim Wagner
Why More West than East German Firms Export
(published in: International Economics and Economic Policy, 2008, 5 (4), 363-370)
2388  Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
The Persistent Decline in Unionization in Western and Eastern Germany, 1980-2004: What Can We Learn from a Decomposition Analysis?
(published in: Industrielle Beziehungen, 2007, 14(2), 118-132)
2000  John T. Addison
Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
The (Parlous) State of German Unions
(published in: Journal of Labor Research, 2007, 28 (1), 3-18)
1757  Joachim Wagner
German Works Councils and Productivity: First Evidence from a Nonparametric Test
(published in: Applied Economics Letters, 2008, 15 (9), 727-730)
1658  Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
Who Are the Workers Who Never Joined a Union? Empirical Evidence from Germany
(published in: Industrielle Beziehungen, 2006, 13 (2), 118-131)
1608  Joachim Wagner
"Der Noth gehorchend, nicht dem eignen Trieb" – Nascent Necessity and Opportunity Entrepreneurs in Germany: Evidence from the Regional Entrepreneurship Monitor (REM)
(published in: RWI-Mitteilungen, 2003/2004, 54/55 (3-4), 287-303)
1522  Joachim Wagner
Nascent and Infant Entrepreneurs in Germany: Evidence from the Regional Entrepreneurship Monitor (REM)
(published in: Joachim Merz and Reihard Schulte (Hrsg.), Neue Ansätze der MittelstandsForschung, Berlin etc.: Lit-Verlag 2008)
1473  John T. Addison
Thorsten Schank
Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
Do Works Councils Inhibit Investment?
(published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2007, 60 (2), 187-203)
1464  Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
Determinants of Union Membership in 18 EU Countries: Evidence from Micro Data, 2002/03
(published in: Industrial Relations Journal, 2007, 38 (1), 5-32)
1414  Joachim Wagner
John T. Addison
Claus Schnabel
Thorsten Schank
Works Councils, Labor Productivity and Plant Heterogeneity: Evidence from Quantile Regressions
(published in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik , 2006, 226 (5), 505-518)
1394  Ingo Lückgen
Dirk Oberschachtsiek
Rolf Sternberg
Joachim Wagner
Nascent Entrepreneurs in German Regions: Evidence from the Regional Entrepreneurship Monitor (REM)
(published in: M. Fritsch and J. Schmude (eds.), Entrepreneurship in the Region, Berlin: Springer 2006)
1293  Joachim Wagner
Nascent Entrepreneurs
(published in: Simon C. Parker (ed.), The Life Cycle of Entrepreneurial Ventures (International Handbook Series on Entrepreneurship, Vol. 3), New York: Springer 2006, 15-37)
1185  Thorsten Schank
Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
Exporting Firms Do Not Pay Higher Wages, Ceteris Paribus. First Evidence from Linked Employer-Employee Data
(substantially revised version published as 'Do exporters really pay higher wages? First evidence from linked employer-employee data' in: Journal of International Economics, 2007, 72 (1), 52-74)
1134  Joachim Wagner
What a Difference a Y Makes: Female and Male Nascent Entrepreneurs in Germany
(published in: Small Business Economics, 2007, 28 (1), 1-21)
989  Joachim Wagner
Are Young and Small Firms Hothouses for Nascent Entrepreneurs? Evidence from German Micro Data
(published in: Applied Economics Quarterly, 2004, 50 (4), 379-391)
911  Joachim Wagner
Are Nascent Entrepreneurs Jacks-of-All-Trades? A Test of Lazear's Theory of Entrepreneurship with German Data
(published in: Applied Economics, 2006, 38 (20), 2415-2419)
878  John T. Addison
Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
The Course of Research into the Economic Consequences of German Works Councils
(published in: British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2004, 42 (2), 255-281)
812  John T. Addison
Thorsten Schank
Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
German Works Councils in the Production Process
(published in: Schmollers Jahrbuch: Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften/Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 2006, 126 (2), 251-283)
708  Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
Determinants of Trade Union Membership in Western Germany: Evidence from Micro Data, 1980-2000
(published in: Socio-Economic Review, 2005, 3 (1), 1-24)
707  Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
Trade Union Membership in Eastern and Western Germany: Convergence or Divergence?
(published in: Applied Economics Quarterly, 2003, 49 (3), 213-232 )
679  Arnd Kölling
Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
Establishment Age and Wages: Evidence from German Linked Employer-Employee Data
(published in: Beiträge zur Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung, 2005, 294, 81-99)
648  Thorsten Schank
Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
Works Councils – Sand or Grease in the Operation of German Firms?
(published in: Applied Economics Letters, 2004, 11 (3), 159–161)
624  Joachim Wagner
Rolf Sternberg
Personal and Regional Determinants of Entrepreneurial Activities: Empirical Evidence from the REM Germany
(published in: Jahrbuch für Regionalwissenschaft / Review of Regional Reseach, 2005, 25 (1), 91-105)
592  Joachim Wagner
Testing Lazear’s Jack-of-All-Trades View of Entrepreneurship with German Micro Data
(published in: Applied Economics Letters, 2003, 10 (11), 687-689)
495  John T. Addison
Lutz Bellmann
Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
German Works Councils Old and New: Incidence, Coverage and Determinants
(published in: Schmollers Jahrbuch: Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften / Journal of Applied Social Science Studies, 123 (3), 2003, 339-358)
494  Joachim Wagner
Rolf Sternberg
The Role of the Regional Milieu for the Decision to Start a New Firm: Empirical Evidence for Germany
(published in: Annals of Regional Science, 2004, 38 (2), 219-240)
468  Joachim Wagner
The Impact of Risk Aversion, Role Models, and the Regional Milieu on the Transition from Unemployment to Self-Employment: Empirical Evidence for Germany
(published in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 2003, 223 (2), 204-221; see IZA Reprints 166/03)
422  John T. Addison
Lutz Bellmann
Claus Schnabel
Joachim Wagner
The Long Awaited Reform of the German Works Constitution Act
(published in: Industrial Relations, 2004, 43 (2), 392-420)
417  Joachim Wagner
Taking a Second Chance: Entrepreneurial Restarters in Germany
(published in: Applied Economics Quarterly, 2003, 49 (3), 255-272)
386  Joachim Wagner
Claus Schnabel
Arnd Kölling
Threshold Values in German Labor Law and Job Dynamics in Small Firms: The Case of the Disability Law
(published in: Ifo Studien, 2001, 47 (1), 65-75;
see IZA Reprints 108/01)
 
IZA Policy Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
23 Joachim Wagner
Productivity and International Firm Activities: What Do We Know?
(published in: Nordic Economic Policy Review, 2011 (2), 137-161)
 
IZA Standpunkte:
No. Author(s)
Title
3 Joachim Wagner
Wer wird subventioniert? Subventionen in deutschen Industrieunternehmen 1999-2006
(published in: Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 2010, 11 (1), 47-74)
 

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