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10 to 15 Sept 2017

Workshop 11th International Research Workshop “Methods for Ph.D.”

Empirical research is seeking through methodological processes to discover, hopefully, nontrivial facts and insights. Beside choosing a topic and grounding an idea in theory, empirical research consists of gathering and analysing data as well as presenting results in scientific contexts.
Our workshop tackles these steps of your research project:

  • Gathering data via (un)structured interviews and analysing standardized survey data,
  • using the computer for qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

The regular workshop fee is 469 Euro (with accomodation and meals). The workshop fee is 299 Euro without accommodation (lunch and dinner are included).

We are offering up to three funded scholarships to support refugee postgraduate students from Germany. Full details including eligibility criteria and how to apply for a scholarship can be found on the workshop website.

It is possible to get a certificate on 5 credit points (according to the European Credit Transfer System).

The following courses will be offered:
Parallel courses offered Monday to Wednesday morning (September 11/12/13th):

  • Data Analysis with Stata
  • Quantile Regression
  • Grounded Theory
  • Questionnaire Design
  • Developing Theoretical Contributions

Parallel courses offered Monday to Wednesday afternoon (September 11/12/13th):

  • Data Analysis with R
  • Analysing Panel and Spatial Data
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)
  • Case Study Research
  • Qualitative Interviewing
  • Academic English Writing

Parallel Courses at the SDU (Thursday, September 14th):

  • Measuring Prefenrences using Conjoint Analytic Methods and Advanced Compositional Approaches
  • Researching, Writing, and Publishing a Literature Review Visual Data Analysis
  • Qualitative Network Analysis
  • Handling of Missing Data

For further information, especially lecturers, program, registration and organizers visit the website and the registration form.

The International Research Workshop is organised by:

  • Wenzel Matiaske (Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg/Institute for Employment Relations and Labour)
  • Simon Fietze (University of Southern Denmark/Department of Marketing and Management)
  • Heiko Stüber (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))


The workshop is supported by:

  • University of Southern Denmark, Department of Environmental and Business Economics
  • Europa-Universität Flensburg
  • University of Hamburg, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • University of Hamburg, School of Business
  • Leuphana University Lüneburg, Faculty of Economics
  • Werkstatt für Personal- und Organisationsforschung e.V.
  • German Socio-Economic Panel study (SOEP) at the DIW Berlin
  • Hans-Boeckler-Foundation

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Akademie Sankelmark (near Flensburg) Akademieweg 6 24988 Oeversee
at DIW Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 89789 281
Workshop committee:
Simon Fietze, Wenzel Matiaske, and Heiko Stüber
18 to 19 Sept 2017

Workshop SOEPcampus@Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Introduction to the SOEP

This year's SOEPcampus@University of Frankfurt Workshop "Introduction to the SOEP" will take place from September 18-19 (workshop held in German).

Please use the online registration form.

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Goethe-Universität Frankfurt Campus Westend, PEG-Gebäude Room 4.G168 Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6 60629 Frankfurt a. M.
at DIW Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 89789 428
Tel.: +49 30 89789 341
Sarah Schmidt:
5 to 6 October 2017

Graduate Center Masterclasses Bayesian Methods for Empirical Macroeconomics

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  • Gary Koop, University of Strathclyde

  • Time
    16:00-17:30(05.10.) 09:00-12:30(06.10.) 14:00-15:30(06.10.)
    DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Hall) Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 460
    18 October 2017

    Conference Financial Stability Conference 2017

    The 5th joint Financial Stability Conference on
    “EU at Crossroads: How to respond to Misalignments in Bank Regulation and achieve a consistent financial Framework?”

    The conference takes a foremost policy-oriented stance to discuss some of the most crucial issues lying ahead. Central questions are the future prospects for international cooperation on regulation, and how to tackle the challenges for achieving a sustainable financial order in the EU. In this respect, the logic of existing bank regulation, the ECB policy as regards financial stability, and the issue of how to deal with non viable banks are controversial topics to be discussed in the light of new political constellations.

    Participation is free of charge (no fees). Registration is opened now. If you would like to attend, you can register via

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    8:15 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
    ESMT European School of Management and Technology Schloßplatz 1 10178 Berlin
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 590
    20 October 2017

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Lower Oil Prices and the U.S. Economy: Is This Time Different?

    Lutz Kilian is going to present his paper "Lower Oil Prices and the U.S. Economy: Is This Time Different?" (download below) in conjunction with his second paper, available here. | PDF, 190.92 KB

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  • Lutz Kilian, University of Michigan

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    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 424
    1 Dec 2017

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar The Hidden Side of Dynamic Pricing: Evidence from the Airline Market

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  • Claudio Piga, Keele University, Staffordshire

  • Inviter
    13.15 - 14.30
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 210
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 673