Eduard Storm

Eduard Storm
RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research · Labor Markets, Education, Population

Doctor of Philosophy


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My primary research interests include Applied Microeconomics, especially Labor Economics and the task-approach to labor markets. Moreover, I am interested in topics related to International Economics, Migration, Education Economics, and Economic History.


Publications (4)
This study documents that worker‐level variation in tasks has played a key role in the widening of the German Native‐Foreign Wage Gap. I find idiosyncratic differences account for up to 34 per cent of the wage gap. Importantly, natives specialize in high‐paying interactive activities not only between, but also within occupations. In contrast, forei...
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Using task data from Germany with self-reported information on job-related activities by individuals, I measure tasks at the worker level and compare its wage implications with Expert-based data provided by the German Federal Employment Agency. The findings show substantial heterogeneity in tasks at the individual level, which are predictive of wag...
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This paper explores heterogeneous adoption of tasks using German worker-level survey data on job activities. Running RIF regressions to decompose wage differences along the distribution, this is the first study documenting that worker-level variation in tasks has played a key role in the widening of the Native-Foreign Wage Gap. A comparison of Indi...


Project (1)
The Big Picture goal of this research is to enhance our understanding of the concept of "Skill" and how it translates into Wage differences.