Do Foreign Experts Increase the Productivity of Domestic Firms?

Nikolaj Malchow-Møller*, Jakob Roland Munch, Jan Rose Skaksen

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While most countries welcome (and some even subsidize) high‐skilled immigrants, there is very limited evidence of their importance for domestic firms. To guide our empirical analysis, we first set up a simple theoretical model to show how foreign experts can affect the productivity and wages of domestic firms. Using matched worker–firm data from Denmark and a matching difference‐in‐differences approach, we then find that firms that hire foreign experts instead of domestic experts become more productive, in the sense that they pay higher wages to high‐skilled co‐workers.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftThe Scandinavian Journal of Economics
Vol/bind121
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)517-546
ISSN0347-0520
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1. apr. 2019

Fingeraftryk

Productivity
Domestic firms
Wages
Empirical analysis
Denmark
Immigrants

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Malchow-Møller, Nikolaj ; Munch, Jakob Roland ; Skaksen, Jan Rose. / Do Foreign Experts Increase the Productivity of Domestic Firms?. I: The Scandinavian Journal of Economics. 2019 ; Bind 121, Nr. 2. s. 517-546.
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