Leuphana University, Lüneburg, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, Institute of Economics, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany
International firm activities, applied microeconometrics
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Member, German Data Forum (RatSWD)
Hochschulassistent, University of Hannover, Germany
Habilitation, Economics, University of Hannover, 1990
“Exports and productivity: A survey of empirical studies since 2006.” World Economy 30:1 (2007): 60–82.
“International trade and firm performance. A survey of empirical studies since 2006.” Review of World Economics 148:2 (2012): 235–267.
“Do exporters really pay higher wages? First evidence from German linked employer-employee data.” Journal of International Economics 72:1 (2007): 52–74 (with T. Schank and C. Schnabel).
Trade liberalization benefits better performing firms and contributes to economic growthJoachim Wagner, November 2019There is evidence that better performing firms tend to enter international markets. Internationally active firms are larger, more productive, and pay higher wages than other firms in the same industry. Positive performance effects of engaging in international activity are found especially in firms from less advanced economies that interact with partners from more advanced economies. Lowering barriers to the international division of labor should therefore be part of any pro-growth policy.MoreLess