AKM Effects for German Labour Market Data from 1985 to 2021

Lochner B, Wolter S, Seth S (2023)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2023


DOI: 10.1515/jbnst-2023-0018


This article describes the processing and accessibility of the person and establishment fixed wage effects in German administrative data. These effects have been estimated following the approach of Abowd, J., Kramarz, F., and Margolis, D. (1999. High wage workers and high wage firms. Econometrica 67: 251-333) and Card, D., Heining, J., and Kline, P. (2013. Workplace heterogeneity and the rise of West German wage inequality. Q. J. Econ. 128: 967-1015). They can be linked to most of the available administrative datasets provided by the Research Data Center (FDZ) of the German Federal Employment Agency at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). They are available for different time intervals from 1985 until 2021. These effects have been used in numerous articles that deal with the contributions of workers and establishments to earnings inequality.

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Lochner, B., Wolter, S., & Seth, S. (2023). AKM Effects for German Labour Market Data from 1985 to 2021. Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik. https://doi.org/10.1515/jbnst-2023-0018


Lochner, Benjamin, Stefanie Wolter, and Stefan Seth. "AKM Effects for German Labour Market Data from 1985 to 2021." Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik (2023).

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