Nuremberg Research Seminar in Economics on 13 December 2023 – LG 0.423

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You are invited to join the weekly Nuremberg Research Seminar in Economics on 13 December 2023, from 13.15 to 14.45 pm. The seminar will be held in room LG 0.423. Alexander Ahammer ( Johannes Kepler University Linz) will be talking about „Firms and worker health”.

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We estimate the role of firms in worker health care utilization. Using linked administrative data on Austrian workers from 1998–2018, we exploit mobility between firms to estimate how much a firm contributes to worker-level differences in utilization in a setting with non-employer provided universal health care. We find that firms are responsible for nearly 30 percent of the variation in across-worker health care expenditures. Effects are not driven by changes in geography or industry. We then estimate a measure of relative firm-specific utilization and explore existing correlates to help explain these effects.