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Maresa Sprietsma (ZEW) “Does it Pay to Move? Returns to Regional Mobility for Tertiary Education Graduates”

The first meeting of BeNA in Summer Semester 2016 is taking place on Wednesday, April 27th, 6.15-7.45 pm at DIW Berlin, Room 2.026 (Schmoller).

We are glad to welcome Maresa Sprietsma (ZEW Mannheim) who will present her paper “Does it Pay to Move? Returns to Regional Mobility for Tertiary Education Graduates” (joint with Michael Maier). Please see the abstract below. After the meeting we are all going out for a dinner. Everyone is welcome to join.

We would also like to encourage you to talk with Maresa about your research. In order to set up an appointment, please pick a time slot via Doodle. The office hour will take place at Hausvogteiplatz 5-7, room 0214. For further information, please contact Sabrina Hahm (Hahm@hu-berlin.de).

For all upcoming talks in the summer term have a look at the semester program.

Abstract “Does it Pay to Move? Returns to Regional Mobility for Tertiary Education Graduates” (joint with Michael Maier)

Many German university graduates are not geographically mobile at all, and when they are, they mostly move at the start of their career. We investigate whether it pays off to be regionally mobile for the first job after graduation. The regional mobility of graduates towards the first job is estimated jointly with regional mobility between secondary school and university. Moreover, in order to account for self-selection with respect to mobility decisions, we exploit the availability of places to study in the region of secondary schooling as a source of exogenous variation for regional mobility. We find significantly positive long-term wage returns to early regional mobility for German graduates.