Haute école de gestion de Genève

Analyse empirique du risque de sous-enchère salariale sur le marché du travail à Genève : secteurs du gros oeuvre, du commerce de détail, des transports « de choses pour compte de tiers » et de l’hôtellerie et la restauration

Ramirez, José ; Asensio, Noé

In this study, we use the Swiss Survey on Wage Structure of 2008 and 2010 to estimate the risk of wage undercutting in four sectors of the Canton of Geneva. The estimated risk of wage undercutting varies considerably from one sector to another, and also depending on the level of skills required by the job. All things being equal, the risk of wage undercutting is higher for women than for men, but...

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Age of tracking and the smoothness of upper secondary school transitions

Latina, Joëlle ; Ramirez, José

In this article, we examine if a one-year delay in middle school tracking influences the probability of track changes at the upper secondary level. We take advantage of a natural experiment in Geneva (Switzerland), whereby a group of middle schools tracked their students a year later than the majority of schools. Because of specific conditions, we argue that selection into treatment is...

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The end of compulsory school for migrants : one more year for low-track students

Latina, Joëlle ; Ramirez, José

Integration of migrants into the host country depends on many factors. Using a typology based on different forms of capital (financial and human, social, and political), we focus on migrant integration into the Swiss schooling system, as expressed by their track choice at the upper-secondary level. In particular, we examine whether school transitions of children from certain migrant communities...

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La question du lien entre la main-d’œuvre frontalière et les salaires dans le canton de Genève au regard de la votation sur la reconduction de l’ALCP

Ramirez, José

Ce cahier de recherche présente une synthèse des faits empiriques sur le lien entre les salaires et la main-d’oeuvre frontalière dans le canton de Genève. • Les données agrégées permettent de rejeter l’hypothèse selon laquelle le fort accroissement du nombre de frontaliers dans le canton depuis l’entrée en vigueur de l’Accord sur la libre circulation des personnes (ALCP) a...

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Mobility habits of the cross border commuters in Geneva : who uses public transport ?

Kouti, Rhyem ; Ramirez, José

This paper describes mobility habits of cross border commuters and its determinants in the canton of Geneva, with special emphasis on the the use of public transports. At least one fifth of Geneva’s labour force is composed by cross border workers coming from France. Our first findings show that the car is the main mean of transport used to go to work by this population. The main point is that,...

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Wage inequality and segregation between native and immigrant workers in Switzerland : evidence using matched employee-employer data : cahier de recherche

Ramirez, José ; Müller, Tobias

This paper focuses on the empirical analysis of wage inequality and segregation between immigrants and natives in the workplace. Our approach accounts for the interaction between skill level and immigration status (work permit). First, we calculate exposure rates in order to analyze segregation at the firm level along these two dimensions. Second, we examine the role of segregation in the...

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Les déterminants du choix de (dé-)localisation des entreprises en Suisse : résumé du rapport scientifique : Cahier de recherche

Baranzini, Andrea ; Ramirez, José ; Ugarte Romero, Cristian

This article discusses the determinants of firms’ location choice in Switzerland between 1998 and 2001. Using the required econometric tools, we analyse a rich set of variables to explain the location choice in the Swiss cantons; the migration of firms from one canton to another one; and the number of newly created firms. The results suggest for example that, all other things being equal, the...

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Export activity and wage dispersion : the case of swiss firms : Cahier de recherche

Ramirez, José ; Deutsch, Joseph ; Flückiger, Yves ; Silber, Jacques

In this paper we use a large and detailed database to analyse the impact of export activity on wage dispersion in Swiss firms. First, earnings functions are estimated which take into account both observed and unobserved characteristics of individuals and firms. Then, an original decomposition is proposed which identifies the exact impact of each individual and firm characteristic on the wage...

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An efficiency comparison of regional employment offices operating under different exogenous conditions : Cahier de recherche

Ramirez, José ; Vassiliev, Anatoli

This paper investigates the technical efficiency differences of a sample of regional employment offices (REOs) across Swiss cantons. The analysis is carried out by means of a stochastic production frontier model estimated on a panel of employment offices observed over the period between November 2000 and December 2001. The results show that the specific exogenous conditions exercise a strong...