The impact of training on productivity and wages: Firm-level evidence

Jozef Konings, Stijn Vanormelingen

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This paper uses firm-level panel data of on-the-job training to estimate its impact on productivity and wages. To this end, we apply and extend the control function approach for estimating production functions, which allows us to correct for the endogeneity of input factors and training. We find that the productivity premium of a trained worker is substantially higher compared to the wage premium. Our results are consistent with recent theories that explain work-related training by imperfect competition in the labor market.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-497
Number of pages13
JournalReview of Economics and Statistics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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