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28 June 2018

Event Growing United Upgrading Europe´s Convergence Machine

by Arup Banerji, Regional Director for the European Union countries, The World Bank Group

and Christian Bodewig, Program Leader for Inclusive Growth, The World Bank Group

Since its foundation more than 60 years ago, the European Union (EU) has become the modern world’s greatest “convergence machine,” propelling poorer, and newer, member states to become high-income economies, and delivering to its citizens some of the highest living standards and lowest levels of income inequality in the world. Today, however, Europeans are increasingly realizing that convergence is by no means automatic. Since the 1990s, population inequality has increased in many parts of the EU as low-income Europeans fall back on the labor market. Also the productivity gap between the southern and northern member states has widened since the early 2000s. The EU is growing, but Europeans "are not growing together". But why? Growing United argues that technological change, by revolutionizing product and labor markets, is slowing down the old convergence machine: technology offers ever-richer opportunities for well-skilled workers and frontier firms, while low-skilled workers and less productive firms risk falling behind. As a result, countries and regions that provide fewer opportunities for people to build relevant skills and a less supportive environment for firms to thrive are losing ground. This calls for upgrading Europe’s convergence machine, to seize the benefits of technological change for all Europeans. Growing United argues that the convergence machine, version 2.0, should focus on the convergence of opportunities for people and firms across the Union. It should support the capabilities of people (skills) and firms (innovation), and provide a level playing field for people and firms through “flexicure” labor markets and an enabling business environment.

Panel discussion with:
Arup Banerji, Regional Director for the European Union countries for the World Bank Group. Until January 2016, he was the Senior Director and Head of the Social Protection and Labor Global Practice at the World Bank Group, and concurrently the Senior Director for the Jobs Group, overseeing the World Bank’s operations, strategy and knowledge work on employment and labor markets, social safety nets, and social insurance/pensions issues. He is a research fellow at the Institute for Labour Economics (IZA) in Bonn, Germany, and an invited member of three of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils—on Youth Unemployment, on Inclusive Growth and on India.

Marcel Fratzscher, President of DIW Berlin. He is Professor of Macroeconomics and Finance at Humboldt-University Berlin, and Chair of the German government expert committee on "Strenghtening investment in Germany". Moreover, he is member of the advisory board of the German development, non-profit Deutsche Welthungerhilfe and member of the supervisory board of the Hertie School of Governance.

Moderation by:
Mathilde Richter, Spokeswoman of DIW Berlin

To participate, we kindly ask you to register at events@diw.de by June 27, 2018.

Time
16:00-17:30
Location
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
Contact(s)
at DIW Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
29 June 2018

DIW Applied Micro Seminar Upward Income Mobility and Legislator Support for Education Policies

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Speaker
  • Luna Bellani, University of Konstanz

  • Inviter
    Time
    13.15 - 14.30
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 673
    2 July 2018

    Berlin Applied Micro Seminar Heterogeneous Treatment Effects and Optimal Targeting Policy Evaluation

    BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

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    Speaker
  • Günter J. Hitsch (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)

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    Time
    16.00 - 17.15
    Location
    Elinor Ostrom Hall Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    4 to 5 July 2018

    Conference Conference on the "Evaluation of Minimum Wages“

    The conference „Evaluation of Minimum Wages“ will be held at DIW in Berlin on July 4 and 5, 2018. The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for the most recent research on the effects of minimum wages. While the focus will be on the situation in Germany—after the introduction of the national statutory minimum wage in 2015—we also seek empirical contributions from other countries or papers with a theoretical focus or methodological advancements. The keynote lecture will be given by Prof. Dr. David Neumark (University of California, Irvine).

    Scientific committee and organizers:
    Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam),
    Carsten Schröder (SOEP/DIW Berlin and FU Berlin),
    Jürgen Schupp (SOEP/DIW Berlin and FU Berlin),
    Alexandra Fedorets (SOEP/DIW Berlin),
    Lutz Bellmann (IAB Nuremberg).

    Further Information can be found in the Call for Papers.

    Location
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 284
    Contact(s)
    external
    Marco Caliendo, University of Potsdam
    (caliendo[@]empwifo.uni-potsdam.de
    6 July 2018

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics Structural Estimation of Limited Attention on eBay Germany

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    Time
    10:30-11:30
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 203
    9 July 2018

    Berlin Applied Micro Seminar Robust Human Capital Investment under Risk and Ambiguity

    BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

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    Speaker
  • Philipp Eisenhauer (University of Bonn)

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    Time
    16.00 - 17.15
    Location
    Elinor Ostrom Hall Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    11 July 2018

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Measuring Productivity Dispersion: Lessons from Counting One-Hundred Million Ballots

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    Speaker
  • Ethan Ilzetzki, London School of Economics

  • Time
    12:00-13:15
    Location
    Joan Robinson Room DIW Berlin Room 3.3.002a Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 486
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 409
    12 July 2018

    GSOEP Introduction to the new SOEPlong-version. From raw data to longitudinal analyses in 3 hours
    Post-conference workshop 2018 SLLS Conference

    The German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) is a wide-ranging representative longitudinal study of private households in Germany, located at the German Institute for Economic Research, DIW Berlin. Some of the many topics include household composition, occupational biographies, marital biographies, employment, earnings, health and subjective indicators. The panel was started in 1984 and offers longitudinal information for more than 80.000 persons in about 20.000 households.

    The purpose of the workshop is to introduce and familiarize doctoral students as well as senior researchers with the file structure and potential of the SOEP data. Specifically, we explore the potential of “SOEPlong”, a new mode of data-provision based on datasets in long-format. Particularly, the workshop focuses on the longitudinal components of the data. We demonstrate and discuss the ability of the longitudinal household design to a) validate causal interpretations, b) combine characteristics from different phases of the life course and c) track dynamics between partners (and other household members) over time.

    Given the huge amount of data (and the correspondingly large number of files) covering 30 years of micro data at the household, individual and event levels, the SOEP dataset is growing into an increasingly complex structure which can be difficult to handle for users, even if they are experienced empirical analysts. The workshop shall serve to help users cope with this complexity. Additionally, the potential of longitudinal data in general (and the SOEP in particular) to model life-course dynamics in sociology is still largely underused. Therefore, the course aims at encouraging the sociological research community to make stronger use of the benefits of this type of data in research projects on dynamics of objective, subjective and biographical indicators.

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    Time
    13:30-18:00
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 503
    12 July 2018

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics Are Households Credit Constrained for Sanitation? Experimental Evidence from India

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    Speaker
  • Britta Augsburg, Institute for Fiscal Studies

  • Time
    12:30 - 14:00
    Location
    Karl-Popper-Raum DIW Berlin Room 2.3.020 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 436
    19 to 20 July 2018

    GSOEP 13th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (SOEP 2018)

    The 13th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (SOEP2018) will be held in Berlin, July 19-20, 2018 at Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW).

    The conference provides researchers who use the SOEP with the opportunity to present and discuss their work with other researchers familiar with SOEP data. Researchers of all disciplines (e.g., economics, demography, geography, political science, public health, psychology, and sociology) who use the SOEP or the SOEP part of the Cross-National Equivalent File (CNEF) are invited to submit an abstract. We encourage in particular submission of papers using the longitudinal features of SOEP as well as papers on survey methodology and cross national comparative analysis.

    Besides the open call for paper submissions, we invite session contributions with four papers each on the following topics:

    • Implications of Technological Change
    • Intergenerational Transmission
    • Low and Minimum Wages
    • Migration and Integration (e.g., refugees, EU-enlargement)
    • Unification of Germany

    At the 13th International SOEP User Conference the entire SOEP team and research community will celebrate Gert G. Wagner’s numerous accomplishments on behalf of the SOEP. This is a particularly fitting venue, as it was Gert Wagner who launched the first SOEP User Conference in 1993. We are delighted that this conference will be held at the same location as it was 25 years ago: the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW) on Gendarmenmarkt, in the center of Berlin.

    Scientific Committee:

    Charlotte Bartels, DIW Berlin
    Martin Biewen, University of Tuebingen
    Diana Schacht, DIW Berlin
    Fabian Pfeffer, University of Michigan
    Holger Görg, IfW Kiel

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    Keynote Speakers
  • Stephen Jenkins, London School of Economics/UK
    Armin Falk, briq and University of Bonn/Germany

  • Location
    Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften Jägerstraße 22/23 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 283
    19 July 2018

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics Exit as entry in antipoverty transfer programmes

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    Speaker
  • Armando Barrientos, University of Manchester

  • Time
    Please note changed time slot!
    12:00 - 13:30

    Location
    Karl Popper Room DIW Berlin Room 2.3.020 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 436
    28 Sept 2018

    Workshop The 10th Berlin IO Day

    The Berlin IO Day is a one-day workshop sponsored by the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP) and supported by the Berlin's leading academic institutions, including DIW Berlin, ESMT Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and WZB which takes place twice a year, in the Fall and in the Spring. The aim is to create an international forum for high quality research in Industrial Organization in the heart of Berlin, one of Europe's most vibrant and intellectually lively cities.

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    Location
    ESMT European School of Management and Technology Schloßplatz 1 10178 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 520
    4 to 5 October 2018

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Spatial Econometrics

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    Speaker
  • Paul Elhorst

  • Time
    09:00-13:00 (04.10.2018)
    09:00-13:00 (05.10.2018)

    Location
    Elinor Ostrom Hall Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 460
    5 to 7 Nov 2018

    GSOEP CNEF Workshop 2018 at DIW Berlin

    For the first time, the DIW Berlin will host an international workshop on longitudinal data management and analysis. In contrast to our regular German SOEP-workshops, this course will be specifically devoted to comparative longitudinal and cross-country designs with the SOEP and its international sister household-panels. After an in-depth introduction to the SOEP and on general issues in longitudinal data handling, the second part of the workshop will be devoted to the US-American Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). The SOEP and the PSID have many topics and structural features in common, while the respective countries differ in many institutional and compositional features. Therefore, these two datasets are particularly fruitful for empirical cross-country analyses. This potential is additionally stipulated by the provision of several key variables in a harmonized form in the so-called cross-national equivalent files (CNEF). The third part of the course therefore will be devoted to the CNEF-project. It will give an overview on the range of harmonized variables, contributing countries and on issues of data-access. We will also discuss examples of research questions that lead to cross-country designs and limitations of the CNEF data. Additionally, the course will deal with the key analytical cross-country designs.

    Schedule

    Day 1: Introduction to longitudinal data management and analysis on the basis of the Socio-economic Panel Study (SOEP). Lecture and hands-on sessions (Marco Giesselmann, DIW Berlin and Bielefeld University).

    Day 2: Introduction to the PSID. Lecture and hands-on sessions (Paula Fomby, University of Michigan)

    Day 3: Using the CNEF as basis for cross-country designs. Potentials, Problems and applications. Lecture (TBC) and hands-on sessions (Marco Giesselmann)   

    Registration & Requirements

    This workshop aims at doctoral students, post-docs and senior researchers, who currently carry out or are planning studies with the SOEP or other household panel data. We specifically want to encourage scholars with a strong interest in the impact of country-specific characteristics on subjective or objective individual conditions to participate in the workshop. Participants shall be familiar with stata and basic quantitative methods. Admission to the workshop will be granted on a first-come basis. The participation fee will be 60 Euros. Registration will be open from June 4th, 12 a.m. (CET).

    For questions on registration and organization,
    please contact Christine Kurka ().
    For questions on the scope and content of the workshop,
    contact Marco Giesselmann ().

    Location
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 503
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 283
    5 to 6 Nov 2018

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Short course in panel factor models

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    Speaker
  • Lorenzo Trapani

  • Time
    14:00-17:30 (05.11.2018)
    09:00-12:30 (06.11.2018)
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 460
    26 to 27 Nov 2018

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Machine Learning in Economics

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    Speaker
  • Stephen Ryan

  • Time
    09:00-12:00 (26.11.2018)
    09:00-17:30 (27.11.2018)
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 460
    4 to 5 Dec 2018

    GSOEP EDDI18 – 10th Annual European DDI User Conference

    EDDI18 is organized jointly by SOEP - The German Socio-Economic Panel, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and IDSC of IZA - International Data Service Center of the Institute for the Study of Labor.

    The conference will bring together DDI users and professionals from all over Europe and the world. Anyone interested in developing, applying, or using DDI is invited to attend and present.

    The conference will provide presentations on a wide range of topics relating to DDI:

    • Case studies
    • Mature implementations
    • Early implementations
    • Interplay of DDI with other standards or technologies
    • Projects in early phases in which DDI is under consideration
    • Critiques of DDI

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    Location
    Geschäftsstelle der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft Room 1.15 Chausseestr. 111 10115 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 283