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Beerli, Andreas
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Indergand, Ronald
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Kunz, Johannes
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2019-02-15T12:09:40Z
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2017-11-21T16:03:00Z
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2017-11-21T17:25:16Z
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2017-11-22T07:42:54Z
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2017-12-20T14:04:19Z
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2018-01-04T11:49:46Z
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2019-02-15T12:09:40Z
dc.date.issued
2017-11
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/211745
dc.identifier.doi
10.3929/ethz-b-000211745
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An important goal of immigration policy is facilitating the entry and supply of workers whose skills are scarce in national labour markets. In recent decades, the introduction of information and communication technology [ICT] fuelled the demand for highly skilled workers at the expense of lower skill groups throughout the developed world. In this paper, we show that the skill mix of newly arriving immigrants strongly responded to this shift in the demand for skills. Exploiting the fact that different regions in Switzerland were differentially exposed to ICT due to their pre-ICT industrial composition, we present evidence suggesting more exposed regions experienced stronger growth in relative employment and wage premia for highly skilled workers between 1990 and 2010. We find robust evidence that regions with higher initial ICT exposure experienced a considerably stronger relative influx of highly skilled immigrants. Taken together, these results strongly sug- gest that immigrants responded to skill-biased changes in economic opportunities. Complementing these findings, we document whether and how the response of immigrants to skill demand changed when Switzerland abolished immigration restrictions for European workers.
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en
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KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich
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http://rightsstatements.org/page/InC-NC/1.0/
dc.subject
Immigrant sorting
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International migration
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Routine-biased technical change
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Information and communication technology
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Skill supply
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KOF-Key-arbeitsmarkt
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The supply of foreign talent: How skill-biased technology drives the skill mix of immigrants Evidence from Switzerland 1990–2010
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dc.type
Working Paper
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In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
ethz.journal.title
KOF Working Papers
ethz.journal.volume
436
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ethz.size
42 p.
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ethz.code.jel
F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business::F22 - International Migration
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ethz.code.jel
J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers::J61 - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
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ethz.code.jel
J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor::J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
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ethz.code.jel
J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor::J23 - Labor Demand
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ethz.code.jel
J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs::J31 - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
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ethz.publication.place
Zürich
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ethz.publication.status
published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.
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ethz.leitzahl
ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::02525 - KOF Konjunkturforschungsstelle / KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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ethz.leitzahl
ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::03716 - Sturm, Jan-Egbert / Sturm, Jan-Egbert
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::03716 - Sturm, Jan-Egbert / Sturm, Jan-Egbert
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::02525 - KOF Konjunkturforschungsstelle / KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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ethz.tag
KOF-Key-arbeitsmarkt
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ethz.date.deposited
2017-11-21T16:03:00Z
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FORM
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yes
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KOF-Key-immigration
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Open access
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