Sascha O. Becker
University of Warwick
Department of Economics


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CURRICULUM VITAE (pdf) Updated 28 Oct 2017

Publications

1. Papers in Refereed Journals

ECONOMICS

Social Cohesion, Religious Beliefs, and the Effect of Protestantism on Suicide
(with Ludger Woessmann), 2017, Review of Economics and Statistics forthcoming.

Who Voted for Brexit? A Comprehensive District-Level Analysis
(with Thiemo Fetzer and Dennis Novy), 2017, Economic Policy 32(92): 601-650. Editor's Choice.

Education and Religious Participation: City-Level Evidence from Germany's Secularization Period 1890-1930
(with Markus Nagler and Ludger Woessmann), 2017, Journal of Economic Growth 22(3): 273-311.

Causes and Consequences of the Protestant Reformation
(with Jared C. Rubin and Steve Pfaff), 2016, Explorations in Economic History 62: 1-25. Lead article.

The Empire Is Dead, Long Live the Empire! Long-Run Persistence of Trust and Corruption in the Bureaucracy
(with Katrin Boeckh, Christa Hainz, Ludger Woessmann), 2016, The Economic Journal 126(590): 40-74.

Trade and Tasks: An Exploration over Three Decades in Germany
(with Marc-Andreas Muendler), 2015, Economic Policy 30(84): 589-641.

Not the Opium of the People -- Income and Secularization in a Panel of Prussian Counties
(with Ludger Woessmann), 2013, American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings 103(3): 539-544.

Absorptive Capacity and the Growth Effects of Regional Transfers: A Regression Discontinuity Design with Heterogeneous Treatment Effects
(with Peter H. Egger and Maximilian von Ehrlich), 2013, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 5(4): 29-77.

Offshoring and the Onshore Composition of Tasks and Skills
(with Karolina Ekholm and Marc-Andreas Muendler), 2013, Journal of International Economics 90(1): 91-106.

A Gift is not Always a Gift: Gift Exchange in a Voucher Experiment
(with Dolores Messer and Stefan C. Wolter), 2013, Economica 80(318): 345-371.

Does Women's Education Affect Fertility? Evidence from Pre-Demographic Transition Prussia
(with Francesco Cinnirella and Ludger Woessmann), 2013, European Review of Economic History 17(1): 24-44.

Endogenous Product versus Process Innovation and a Firm's Propensity to Export
(with Peter H. Egger), 2013, Empirical Economics 44(1): 329-354.

How low business tax rates attract MNE activity: Municipality-level evidence from Germany
(with Peter H. Egger, and Valeria Merlo), 2012, Journal of Public Economics 96(9-10): 698-711.

Too much of a good thing? On the growth effects of the EU's regional policy
(with Peter H. Egger and Maximilian von Ehrlich), 2012, European Economic Review 56(4): 648-668.

The Effect of Investment in Children's Education on Fertility in 1816 Prussia
(with Francesco Cinnirella and Ludger Woessmann), 2012, Cliometrica 6(1): 29-44.

Education and Catch-up in the Industrial Revolution
(with Erik Hornung and Ludger Woessmann), 2011, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 3(3): 92-126.

Margins of Multinational Labor Substitution
(with Marc-Andreas Muendler), 2010, American Economic Review 100(5): 1999-2030.

Going NUTS: The Effect of EU Structural Funds on Regional Performance
(with Peter H. Egger, Max von Ehrlich), 2010, Journal of Public Economics 94(9-10): 578-590.

Education versus Fertility: Evidence from before the Demographic Transition
(with Francesco Cinnirella and Ludger Woessmann), 2010, Journal of Economic Growth 15(3): 177-204.
Lead article

Equity Fund Ownership and the Cross-Regional Diversification of Household Risk
(with Mathias Hoffmann), 2010, Journal of Banking and Finance 34(1): 90-102.

The Effect of Protestantism on Education before the Industrialization: Evidence from 1816 Prussia
(with Ludger Woessmann), 2010, Economics Letters 107(2): 224-228.

Youth Emancipation and Perceived Job Insecurity of Parents and Children
(with Samuel Bentolila, Ana Fernandes and Andrea Ichino), 2010, Journal of Population Economics 23(3): 1047-1071 (corrected page number).

Was Weber Wrong? A Human Capital Theory of Protestant Economic History
(with Ludger Woessmann), 2009, The Quarterly Journal of Economics 124(2): 531-596.
Awarded the year 2010 'Prize for Academic Research' by the Friends of the Ifo Institute

Common political culture: Evidence on regional corruption contagion
(with Peter H. Egger and Tobias Seidel), 2009, European Journal of Political Economy 24(3): 300-310.

Luther and the Girls: Religious Denomination and the Female Education Gap in 19th Century Prussia
(with Ludger Woessmann), 2008, Scandinavian Journal of Economics 110(4): 777-805.

The Effect of FDI on Job Separation
(with Marc-Andreas Muendler), 2008 The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 8(1) (Advances), Article 8.

Income Insecurity and Youth Emancipation: A Theoretical Approach
(with Samuel Bentolila, Ana Fernandes and Andrea Ichino), 2008 The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 8(1) (Contributions), Article 19.

Intra-and International Risk-Sharing in the Short Run and the Long Run
(with Mathias Hoffmann), 2006, European Economic Review 50(3): 777-806.

Introducing Time-to-Educate in a Job Search Model, 2006,
Bulletin of Economic Research 58(1): 61-72.

Location Choice and Employment Decisions: A Comparison of German and Swedish Multinationals
(with Karolina Ekholm, Robert Jäckle and Marc-Andreas Muendler), 2005, Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv) 141(4): 693-731.

How Large is the "Brain Drain" from Italy?
(with Andrea Ichino and Giovanni Peri), 2004, Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia 63(1): 1-32.

DATA AND STATISTICS

iPEHD - The ifo Prussian Economic History Database,
(with Francesco Cinnirella, Erik Hornung and Ludger Woessmann), 2014, Historical Methods 47(2): 57-66.
Lead article

Beschäftigungseffekte von Produkt- und Prozessinnovationen bei Exporteuren und Nicht-Exporteuren,
(with Peter H. Egger), 2009, AStA: Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv 3(2): 123-136.

Micro Data at the Ifo Institute for Economic Research : The "Ifo Business Survey", Usage and Access
(with Klaus Wohlrabe), 2008, Journal of Applied Social Science Studies (Schmollers Jahrbuch) 128(2): 307-319.

Sensitivity Analysis for Average Treatment Effects,
(with Marco Caliendo), 2007, The Stata Journal 7(1): 71-83.

Mikrodaten im ifo Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung: Bestand, Verwendung und Zugang,
(with Klaus Abberger, Barbara Hofmann, and Klaus Wohlrabe), 2007, AStA: Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv 1(1): 1-20.

Estimation of average treatment effects based on propensity scores
(with Andrea Ichino), 2002, The Stata Journal 2(4): 358-377.

Stata updates/extensions reported in The Stata Journal 4(2): 224-225, Software updates.

MISCELLANEOUS

Clouds at sunset in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California, US, 2007,
International Journal of Meteorology 32(320).

2. Recent Working Papers

Does Migration Cause Extreme Voting?
(with Thiemo Fetzer), CAGE Working Paper 306/2016.

Religion, Division of Labor and Conflict: Anti-Semitism in German Regions over 600 Years
(with Luigi Pascali), CAGE Working Paper 288/2016.

Effects of EU Regional Policy: 1989-2013
(with Peter H. Egger and Maximilian von Ehrlich), CAGE Working Paper 271/2016.

Do Entrepreneurs Matter?
(with Hans K. Hvide), CEPR Discussion Paper 9295.

Schooling Infrastructure, Educational Attainment and Earnings
(with Frank Siebern-Thomas, European Commission).

The Costs of Displacement in Germany - A Study Based on the German Socioeconomic Panel

Why Don't Italians Finish University? - Explaining University Enrollment Behavior in Italy and Germany

3. Books, Book Chapters and Comments

Book

Produktionen flyttar utomlands: Om offshoring och arbetsmarknaden (with Karolina Ekholm and Katariina Nilsson Hakkala), 2011, SNS Förlag, Stockholm, 107 pages.

Book Chapters

Economics has nothing to do with religion, in: Bruno Frey and David Iselin (eds.). Economic Ideas You Should Forget , Springer, 2017.

EU Regional Policy (with Peter H. Egger and Maximilian von Ehrlich), in: Harald Badinger and Volker Nitsch (eds.). Handbook of the Economics of European Integration, Chapter 17, Routledge, 2016.

Zurueck zu den Wurzeln: Deutschland als Weltmarktfuehrer in Sachen Bildung (with Ludger Woessmann), in: Kai A. Konrad, Ronnie Schoeb, Marcel Thum, Alfons Weichenrieder (eds.) Die Zukunft der Wohlfahrtsgesellschaft: Festschrift fuer Hans-Werner Sinn, Campus Verlag, 2013.

The Effects of the Protestant Reformation on Human Capital (with Ludger Woessmann) in: Rachel McCleary (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Religion , 2011.

Job Creation Abroad and Worker Retention at Home (with Marc-Andreas Muendler) in: Stefan Bender, Julia Lane, Kathryn Shaw, Fredrik Andersson and Till von Wachter (eds.) The Analysis of Firms and Employees: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches, NBER, University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Comments

Discussion of Pierre Regibeau and Katharine E. Rockett: Research assessment and recognized excellence: simple bibliometrics for more efficient academic research evaluations, in: Economic Policy 31(88), 2016.

Discussion of Adriana Di Liberto, Fabiano Schivardi and Giovanni Sulis: Managerial practices and student performance, in: Economic Policy 30(84), 2015.

Discussion of Martin Brown and Helmut Stix: The euroization of bank deposits in Eastern Europe, in: Economic Policy 30(81), 2015.

Discussion of Herbert Bruecker, Simone Bertoli, Giovanni Facchini, Anna Maria Mayda, and Giovanni Peri: Understanding Highly Skilled Migration in Developed Countries: The Upcoming Battle for Brains, in: Tito Boeri, Herbert Bruecker, Frederic Docquier, and Hillel Rapoport (eds.) Brain Drain and Brain Gain - The Global Competition to Attract High-Skilled Migrants, Oxford University Press, 2012.

Discussion of Ramón Gómez-Salvador, Julian Messina and Giovanna Vallanti, Gross Job Flows and Institutions in Europe: a Sectoral Approach/Perspective, Julián Messina, Claudio Michelacci, Jarkko Turunen and Gylfi Zoega (eds.) Labour Market Adjustments in Europe, London: Edward Elgar, 2006: 184-186.

Comment on Ben J. Heijdra, Christian Keuschnigg, and Wilhelm Kohler, Eastern Enlargement of the EU: Jobs, Investment and Welfare in Present Member Countries in Helge Berger and Thomas Moutos (eds.) Managing EU Enlargement, p. 211-215. Cambridge, MA; MIT Press, 2004.

4. Policy Papers

In English

EU Structural Funds: Do They Generate More Growth?, The CAGE-Chatham House Series, 2012, No. 3.

Home Labor Market Effects of Outward Foreign Direct Investment, Applied Economics Quarterly Supplement, 2005.

Employment Pacts in Italy 1992-2002, DICE Report - Journal for Institutional Comparisons, Vol. 2, no.1, 2004.

In German

Was sind die tiefliegenden Faktoren hinter dem Brexit-Referendum?”,
(with Thiemo Fetzer and Dennis Novy), ifo Schnelldienst, no. 12, 2017, 9-12.

Wie das Habsburger Reich heute in den osteuropäischen Verwaltungen sichtbar ist,
(with Katrin Boeckh, Christa Hainz, Ludger Woessmann), ifo Schnelldienst, 12/2011, 20-23.

Gerechtigkeit und Effizienz nachgelagerter Studiengebühren,
(with Robert Fenge), ifo Schnelldienst, no.2, 2005, 16-22.

Kehren deutsche Firmen ihrer Heimat den Rücken? - Ein Bericht über Ausländische Direktinvestitionen deutscher Unternehmen,
(with Robert Jäckle and Marc-Andreas Muendler), ifo Schnelldienst, no.1, 2005, 23-33.

In Spanish

Fragmentación Internacional de la Producción. Cuáles son sus Efectos en el Mercado Laboral ?,
(with Karolina Ekholm), Integration and Trade, 2011, Vol. 15(32) January-June 2011.

5. Pedagogical Contributions

In German

80 Jahre Millssche Verhältniszahl (Mills' ratio), 1926-2006, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Studium (WiSt), 35. Jg - Heft 1 - Januar 2006, p.43-45.