CANCELLED - Lunch Seminar - dr hab. Paweł Strawiński

5 March 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Following the Rector's recommendations for preventing COVID-19 spread among the UW community, the lunch seminar is cancelled.



We invite for a next meeting within the Lunch Seminar series, which takes place on Wednesday, March 11 at 1.15 pm in room A103. This time, dr hab. Paweł Strawiński will present his work “Foreign firm ownership and its effects on wages” (abstract below). The meeting is in English.

Everyone is welcome – Faculty members, PhD students, MA and BA students, as well as guests from outside of our Faculty, so please spread the word. A light (sandwich) lunch will be provided. 

The full schedule of the seminar series in this term is available here.

If you would like to present in the seminar, please contact Ewa Zawojska via e-mail (AEq-fK$[Vr1OQWFLxyoU.n]#[}9S6a&xKAfw-hM=U^^e^y[).



In this study we examine how foreign ownership of companies affects wages. We assess to what extent the unexplained part of the differences in wages across domestic and foreign firms can be explained by foreign ownership. Our methodology involves studying differences in gross wages between workers in foreign- and domestic-owned firms in Poland by employing innovative methodology, where we combine two methods: Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition and modified reweighting approach. We confirm that firms’ ownership (domestic or foreign) does influence the wage distribution of workers in the sense that worker employed in a foreign-owned firm earns on average 5% more than a matched worker of domestic-owned firm with similar characteristics.

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