Data for: The distribution of the gains from spillovers through worker mobility between workers and firms

Published: 9 December 2016| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/9gg9vjrfxx.1
Nikolay Zubanov


Abstract of associated article: Knowledge spillovers through worker mobility between firms, found in previous research, imply that knowledge production within firms creates a positive externality to the hiring firms and their workers. We calculate the shares in the gains from spillovers retained by these parties using matched employer–employee data from Danish manufacturing. We find that around two-thirds of the total output gain (0.1% per year) is netted by the firms as extra profit, about a quarter goes to the incumbent workers as extra wages, while the workers who bring spillovers receive no more than 8% of it. This gains distribution, which favors the hiring firms, is similar for different types of moving workers, and is stable over time.



Economics, Macroeconomics