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16 Dec 2013

Event From Fragmentation to Financial Integration in Europe

DIW Berlin and IMF cordially invite you to the presentation of the book:

"From Fragmentation to Financial Integration in Europe" by

Dr. Charles Enoch | Deputy Director, IMF Monetary and Capital Markets Department, and
Dr. Jianping Zhou | Senior Economist, IMF Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Adress of Welcome:
Dr. Simon Junker | Deputy Head of the Dpt. Forecasting and Economic Policy

To participate, we kindly ask you to register at by December 12, 2013.  

Time
12.00 - 13.00 Uhr
Location
DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Saal) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
11 Dec 2013

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting Benefiting from Global Value Chains. A new look at Germany’s trade and innovation performance

Presentation: Dirk Pilat, Deputy Director, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry
Comment: Roman Bertenrath, Head Research and Analysis, Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft, IW Köln Consult
Moderation: Heino v. Meyer, OECD Berlin Centre

What is Germany's position in global value chains (GVCs) and how is it changing? Dirk Pilat will present a new way of looking at trade relations based on recent OECD work, including a new database on Trade in Value Added that was developed in cooperation with the WTO. He will examine the growth and employment benefits that Germany is drawing from its participation in GVCs. Subsequently the role and impact of domestic policies concerning openness to foreign trade, investment and innovation will be discussed. Finally, the presentation will reflect on how Germany's position might evolve in the future in response to global shifts in demand and markets, technological changes and other factors affecting the position of different economies in GVCs.

Registration is required. Pleas send an email to  .

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Time
12:00
Location
DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Saal) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
Contact(s)
at DIW Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 89789 569
Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
12 Nov 2013

Seminar IMF World Economic Outlook October 2013
Transitions and Tensions


Presentation
: Jörg Decressin, Senior Advisor of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Chair: Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D., President of DIW Berlin

The World Economic Outlook (WEO) discusses the growth and inflation prospects for the advanced economies, the consequences for their monetary policies, and the repercussions for capital flows to and activity in the emerging economies. It analyzes the drivers of the recent slowdown of growth in the emerging economies--are they cyclical or structural in nature? How resilient to crises are the emerging economies? The WEO reflects on the recent developments in the euro area. To what extent have the economies in the periphery rebuilt their competitiveness? It concludes with a discussion of the policy challenges facing the advanced and emerging economies.

Jörg Decressin is Senior Advisor in the IMF's Research Department, in charge of the IMF's World Economic Outlook. He joined the IMF after he obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1993 and has published on labor and capital market adjustment, fiscal policy, and financial integration in Europe.

Here you can download the Power Point Presentation by Jörg Decressin.

Time
12.00 - 1.00 p.m.
Location
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
Contact(s)
at DIW Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
25 October 2013

Seminar Can the banking union save the Eurozone?
A discussion five years past the Lehman Brothers’ collapse

Open seminar organized by the ESMT European School of Management and Technology, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and the Hertie School of Governance.

Prof. Dr. Henrik Enderlein, Professor of Political Economy, Hertie School of Governance

Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, PhD, President, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Prof. Jörg Rocholl, PhD, President and EY Chair in Governance and Compliance, ESMT European School of Management and Technology

Claus Tigges, President, Hauptverwaltung in Berlin und Brandenburg, Deutsche Bundesbank

Moderator: Alice Ross, Frankfurt Correspondent, Financial Times

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Time
12:30 Uhr
Location
ESMT European School of Management and Technology Schloßplatz 1 10178 Berlin
2 Sept 2013

Conference The ECB and its OMT Programme

DIW Berlin and CEPR will host the conference on the role of the European Central Bank and its bond purchasing programme OMT. The Conference is thought as a forum to discuss the arguments pro and con and also to point out ways out of the crisis.

Organising Institutions

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Organizers
Marcel Fratzscher, Francesco Giavazzi, Richard Portes, Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Charles Wyplosz

Please send your binding registration up to 28 August 2013 to .

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Time
10.00 to 17.30
Location
KfW Bankengruppe Eingang Charlottenstraße 33a 10117 Berlin
14 June 2013

Event Europe's Reluctant Hegemon

On June 15, 2013, the international affairs magazine The Economist will publish a Germany Special Report, analyzing Germany's economy, politics, and external image. In a remarkably short space of time, the country written off as the "sick man of Europe" only a decade ago has become the continent's powerhouse. Yet, as important as Germany is, Europe and the rest of the world have so little understanding of the country. In southern Europe, it is denounced as a selfish tyrant pushing through destructive austerity measures. Americans complain about Germany's lack of willingness to assume a stronger leadership role. Zanny Minton Beddoes is convinced that "Europe's reluctant hegemonic power" must now take more control as the continent's politically and economically dominant country. Europe's future depends on it.

What will Germany's unwillingness to think and lead strategically mean for the future of Europe and the euro? To what extent does Germany's concept of leadership, deeply ambivalent for historical reasons, shape its vision of Europe and why is this inadequate and incomplete? What do Europe and the US expect from Germany? How is German Chancellor Angela Merkel's policy of caution perceived in other countries? How do the energy transition and demographic change in Germany, in particular, impact on its own economy and its leading role in Europe?

Presentation: Zanny Minton Beddoes, The Economist
As The Economist's Economics Editor in Washington, Zanny Minton Beddoes has been responsible for the magazine's global economics coverage since 2007. Managing a team of writers around the world, she reports on international financial matters, including the enlargement of the European Union, the future of the International Monetary Fund, and economic reforms in emerging economies.

Chair: Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D., DIW Berlin
Marcel Fratzscher is President of DIW Berlin, one of the leading economic research institutes and think tanks in Europe, and Professor of Macroeconomics and Finance at Humboldt-University Berlin. His prior professional experience includes work as Head of the International Policy Analysis at the European Central Bank (ECB); the Peterson Institute for International Economics; the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia for the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID); the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank

Registration is required. Please send an email to: . We look forward to your participation.

Time
1.00 p.m.
Location
DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Saal) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
23 April 2013

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting The Dragon’s Dream - China’s Economic Performance and Aspirations

Presentation
Vincent Koen | OECD Economics Department

Comment
Robert Kappel | GIGA - German Institute of Global and Area Studies

Chair
Heino v. Meyer | OECD Berlin Centre

The OECD's 2013 Economic Survey of China analyses the challenges faced by the new leadership in Beijing and sets out recommendations to foster more inclusive and greener urbanisation and growth. Vincent Koen, one of the report's authors, will discuss China's recent economic performance and longer-run prospects, with an emphasis on external and internal rebalancing. Policymaking in China is increasingly focusing on the need to improve citizens' well-being, notably with the ongoing expansion of the social safety net and the greater prominence of environmental concerns. However, the pace of reform needs to be stepped up if average living standards are to double during the 2010s, in line with official policy objectives.

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Time
12:00
Location
DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Saal) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
Contact(s)
at DIW Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 89789 569
Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
12 March 2013

Berlin Lunchtime Meeting Economic and Institutional Reforms in Greece: in for the Long Haul

Panel | Short Statements
Prof. Georges Siotis, Senior Economic Advisor to the EU Commission's Task Force for Greece
Dr. Ludger Schuknecht, Director General I, Fiscal Policy and Macroeconomic Affairs, International Financial and Monetary Policy, Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF)
Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D., President of DIW Berlin

Chair
Prof. Dr. Alexander Kritikos, Research Director at DIW Berlin

Greece is still in dire straits: Since 2008 GDP has declined by 25 per cent in cumulative terms, unemployment has reached more than 25 percent. The end of the downward spiral is expected for 2014.
The Troika (consisting of the EU, the IMF and the ECB) has negotiated several programmes with the Greek government, which have comprised ambitious structural and institutional reforms, fiscal consolidation and a broad set of economic reforms. In the meantime reform progress can be reported, though large uncertainy remains about the ultimate success of Greek's transformation process and its future in Europe. This Berlin Lunchtime Meeting focusses on the current situation and future prospects of Greece's transformation process.

Registration is required. Please send an email to:

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Time
12:00
Location
DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Saal) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
Contact(s)
at DIW Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 89789 569
Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
10 to 11 January 2013

Graduate Center Masterclasses Bootstrap Inference in Econometrics

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Speaker
  • Carsten Trenkler, Universität Mannheim
  • Time
    Th 14:00-18:00/Fr 09:00-12:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 236
    10 to 11 Dec 2012

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Econometrics of Mixed Data Sampling (MIDAS) regressions and related methods

    14:00-18:30 (Mo) / 09:00-12:30 (Di)

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    Speaker
  • Eric Ghysels, University of North Carolina
  • Time
    14:00-18:30 (Mo) / 09:00-12:30 (Di)
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 210
    20 to 21 Sept 2012

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Bayesian Methods for Empirical Macroeconomics

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    Speaker
  • Gary Koop, University of Strathclyde
  • Time
    20.9.2012 14:00-18:00/21.9.2012 09:00-12:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 236
    19 Sept 2012

    Workshop Berlin Behavioral Economics Workshop

    The Berlin Behavioral Economics Workshop is a half-year joint event between the DIW, ESMT, WZB, and TU Berlin with the aim of fostering the exchange between active researchers in the areas of behavioral and experimental economics. The 2012 workshop is jointly organized by Dorothea Kübler (WZB), Steffen Huck (WZB and UCL), Paul Heidhues (ESMT), Frank Heinemann (TU), Georg Weizsäcker (DIW and UCL) and Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel (TU).

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    Time
    10:00 - 17:15
    Location
    WZB - Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung Reichpietschufer 50 10785 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    external
    Dorothea Kübler
    e-mail: dorothea.kuebler@wzb.eu
    fon: +49 30 030 2549 1440
    6 July 2012

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar The Causal Effect of Education on Health: What is the Role of Health Behaviors?

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    Speaker
  • Rudolf Winter-Ebmer, University of Linz, Austria
  • Time
    13:15-14:45
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 164
    5 July 2012

    Berlin Behavioral Economics Seminar Series An Experimental Study of Precautionary Bidding

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    Speaker
  • Martin Kocher, LMU München
  • Time
    16:15-17:45
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Saal) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 210
    25 to 26 June 2012

    Workshop WEIS 2012
    Workshop on the Economics of Information Security

    The Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) is the leading forum for interdisciplinary scholarship on information security and privacy, combining expertise from the fields of economics, social science, business, law, policy, and computer science. Prior workshops have explored the role of incentives between attackers and defenders of information systems, identified market failures surrounding Internet security, quantified risks of personal data disclosure, and assessed investments in cyber-defense. The 2012 workshop will build on past efforts using empirical and analytic tools not only to understand threats, but also to strengthen security and privacy through novel evaluations of available solutions.

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    Speaker
  • Program Chair: Rainer Böhme, University of Münster
  • Location
    Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften Jägerstraße 22/23 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 463
    22 June 2012

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Wages or Fringes? Some Evidence on Trade-offs and Sorting

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    Speaker
  • Prof. Tor Eriksson, Aarhus University
  • Time
    13:15-14:45
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 322
    21 June 2012

    Berlin Behavioral Economics Seminar Series Uncertainty Equivalents: Testing the Limits of the Independence Axiom

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    Speaker
  • Charles Sprenger, Stanford University
  • Time
    16:15-17:45
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Saal) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 210
    21 June 2012

    Berlin Behavioral Economics Seminar Series Uncertainty Equivalents: Testing the Limits of the Independence Axiom

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    Speaker
  • Charles Sprenger, Stanford University
  • Time
    16:15-17:45
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Saal) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 210
    8 June 2012

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Women life-cycle labour suply: incentives and responses

    Abstract
    We develop a life-cycle model of woman's labour supply, human capital formation and savings for welfare-to-work and tax policies' evaluation. Women's decisions are formalised in a dynamic and uncertain environment. The model includes a detailed characterisation of the tax system and of the dynamics of family formation while explicitly considering the determinants of employment and education decisions: (i) contemporaneous incentives to work, (ii) future consequences for employment through human capital accumulation, (iii) anticipatory effects on the value of employment and education (iv) insurance against income risk. Estimation of the model structural parameters is based on annual data from the British Household Panel Survey over the period 1991 to 2006. Many important features established in the empirical literature are reproduced in the simulation exercises, including the employment effects of the WFTC reform in the UK. We characterise the labour supply responses to changes in earned and unearned income and show how it can vary strongly over the course of life and across individuals. We then use the model to gain further insight into the responses to tax credit policies. We characterise responses at the margin, to small changes in parameters defining the tax credit profiles. We also look at a major reform in the UK, the October 1999 move from FC to WFTC, and characterise its impact and sensitivity to uncertainty.

     

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    Speaker
  • Monica Costa Dias, The Institute For Fiscal Studies, UK
  • Time
    13:15-14:45
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 210
    6 to 7 June 2012

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Using duration models for public policy evaluation

    09:00-12:00 (Wed, Room 5.2.010)
    14:00-18:00 (Wed, Room 5.2.010)
    14:30-16:30 (Thu, Room 2.2.008)

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    Speaker
  • John Ham, University of Maryland
  • Time
    09:00-12:00,14:00-18:00 (Wed)
    14:30-16:30 (Thu)
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 210
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