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22 February 2018

Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics Achieving Universal Health Coverage without an Enforceable Mandate: Evidence from a large-scale randomized experiment in Indonesia

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  • Rema Hanna, Harvard University

  • Time
    12:30 - 14:00
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Gustav-Schmoller-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 3.3.002A Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 436
    19 to 20 February 2018

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Introduction to Regime-Switching DSGE Modeling using the RISE toolbox

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    Speaker
  • Junior Maih

  • Time
    14:00-17:30 (19.02.2018)
    09:00-12:30 (20.02.2018)
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Raum 2.3.020) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 460
    19 February 2018

    Berlin Applied Micro Seminar Disability Benefits, Consumption Insurance, and Household Labor Supply

    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
  • Andreas R. Kostøl (Norges Bank Research)

  • Inviter
    Time
    16.00 - 17.15
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Hall) Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    16 February 2018

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar The Intergenerational Causal Effect of Tax Evasion: Evidence from the Commuter Tax Allowance in Austria

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    Speaker
  • Martin Halla, Johannes Kepler University Linz

  • Inviter
    Time
    13:15 - 14:30
    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 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 673
    16 February 2018

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics User Data, Market Power and Innovation in Online Markets: Evidence from the Mobile App Industry

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    Speaker
  • Reinhold Kesler, ZEW

  • Time
    10:30-11:30
    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 203
    15 February 2018

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics The Lost Human Capital: Teacher Knowledge and Student Achievement in Africa

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  • Tessa Bold, Stockholm University

  • Time
    12:30 - 14:00
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Gustav-Schmoller-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 3.3.002A Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 436
    14 February 2018

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions The Impact of Initial Placement Restrictions on Labor Market Outcomes of Refugees

    This paper analyzes employment effects of a policy reform that was introduced as a measure for targeted integration of foreigners into local labor markets in Germany. The Residence Rule puts additional constraints on initial residence decisions for refugees after having received a permanent residence permit. Given that this reform applies to a subset of refugees only, it creates exogenous variation that I exploit in a Differences-in-Differences analysis. Using a novel data set, the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees in Germany, the results suggest a negative effect of the reform on the probability to take up employment. This effect is robust to the inclusion/exclusion of covariates. Yet, since sample size in the post-treatment period is relatively small, some specifications yield statistically insignificant effects.

    Speaker
    Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Gustav-Schmoller-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 3.3.002A Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 369
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 383
    14 February 2018

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets International Capital Flows, External Assets and Output Volatility

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    Speaker
  • Michael Krause, University of Cologne

  • Time
    12:00-13:15
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Gustav-Schmoller-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 3.3.002A Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 491
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 230
    8 February 2018

    Seminar Berlin Behavioral Economics Colloquium and Seminar

    The Berlin Behavioral Economics Colloquium and Seminar are a joint effort between DIW, WZB, HU Berlin and TU Berlin (in cooperation with CRC TRR 190) with the aim of fostering the exchange between active researchers in the areas of behavioral and experimental economics.

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  • 3:00 p.m.:
    Diemo Urbig, University of Wuppertal, on "Entrepreneurship and Competition: Do Competitive Intensity and Individual Competitiveness Matter for Selection into Entrepreneurship"

  • Time
    3:00-4:15 p.m.
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Hall) Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 327
    7 February 2018

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Conservatism and Liquidity Traps

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    Speaker
  • Sebastian Schmidt, European Central Bank

  • Time
    12:00-13:15
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Gustav-Schmoller-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 3.3.002A Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 424
    7 February 2018

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Disappointed Hopes of Upward Mobility? A Study on Income Development in Germany 1995-2015

    Similar to many other OECD countries, income inequality in Germany has increased over the past decades. However, it is not yet clear to what extent there has actually been a decline at the household level. Our study therefore examines what is behind the increased income inequality: increases or decreases of household incomes or a change in the composition of the population. Using SOEP data from 1995-2015 and hybrid panel regressions, we show that income inequality increases between different educational groups and EGP-classes, as well as between migrants and Germans.
    Furthermore, we show that the increasing income inequality at the household level cannot be attributed solely to a change in the composition of the population, but that disadvantaged households have experienced lower increases in disposable household income over time than other households.
    These findings suggest that hopes of upward income mobility are increasingly disappointed among the more disadvantaged population groups in recent years.

    Related Articles:

    Blossfeld, Hans-Peter, Buchholz, Sandra, Bukodi, Erzsébet und Karin Kurz (Hg.) (2008): Young Workers,
    Globalizaton and the Labor Market. London: Edward Elgar.

    Hartmann, Jörg (2016): Do second-generaton Turkish migrants in Germany assimilate into the middle
    class? In Ethnicites 16 (3), S. 368–392.

    Speaker
  • Karin Kurz and Jörg Hartmann (both University of Göttingen)

  • Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    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 235
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 688
    1 February 2018

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics Econometric(k)s, Replication and Economic Science – The Case of Microfinance

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  • Maren Duvendack, University of East Anglia

  • Time
    13:00 - 14:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Gustav-Schmoller-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 3.3.002A Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 436
    1 February 2018

    Seminar Berlin Behavioral Economics Colloquium and Seminar

    The Berlin Behavioral Economics Colloquium and Seminar are a joint effort between DIW, WZB, HU Berlin and TU Berlin (in cooperation with CRC TRR 190) with the aim of fostering the exchange between active researchers in the areas of behavioral and experimental economics.

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  • 3:00 p.m.:
    Stéphane Luchini, CNRS and Aix-Marseille School of Economics (AMSE), on "Testimony under Oath - an Experimental Test"

    4:45 p.m.:
    Loukas Balafoutas, University of Innsbruck, on "Rehabilitation and Social Behavior: Experiments in Prison"

  • Time
    3:00-4:15 p.m.
    4:45-6:00 p.m.
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Hall) Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 327
    31 January 2018

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Mixed frequency models with MA components

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  • Claudia Foroni, Deutsche Bundesbank

  • Time
    12:00-13:15
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Gustav-Schmoller-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 3.3.002A Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 464
    31 January 2018

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions Income Redistribution and Self-Selection of Immigrants: Evidence from Administrative Data

    We test the predictions of the Roy-Model about the self-selection of immigrants using an administrative dataset including about 90 % of Italians living abroad. The data comprises 13 countries with substantial differences in inequality and levels of redistribution: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Great-Britain, Germany, The Netherlands, New-Zealand, Switzerland, the US, and Venezuela. Our results confirm the predictions of the model: We find a negative, substantial and significant relationship between the level of redistribution – our indicator for the returns to human capital, measured by the (relative) difference of market and after-tax inequality in the host country in the year of arrival – and immigrants’ individual degree of selection, as well as the likelihood to be positively self-selected. These results hold after including covariates at the individual and country level, as well as controlling for migration costs. Our analysis also shed light on the factors associated with the self-selection of immigrants.

    (joint work with Giacomo Corneo)

    Speaker
    Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Gustav-Schmoller-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 3.3.002A Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 369
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 383
    25 January 2018

    Seminar Berlin Behavioral Economics Colloquium and Seminar

    The Berlin Behavioral Economics Colloquium and Seminar are a joint effort between DIW, WZB, HU Berlin and TU Berlin (in cooperation with CRC TRR 190) with the aim of fostering the exchange between active researchers in the areas of behavioral and experimental economics.

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  • 3:00 p.m.:
    Jeroen van de Ven, University of Amsterdam, on "The Power and Limits of Sequential Communication in Coordination Games"

    4:45 p.m.:
    Theo Offerman, University of Amsterdam, on "A Market for Honesty: Fighting Corruption in Education"

  • Time
    3:00-4:15 p.m.
    4:45-6:00 p.m.
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Hall) Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 327
    24 January 2018

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets New Methods for Macro-Financial Model Comparison and Policy Analysis & Recent Applications

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    Speaker
  • Volker Wieland, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

  • Time
    12:00-13:15
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Gustav-Schmoller-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 3.3.002A Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 491
    24 January 2018

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar The relationship between trust, cognitive abilities, and democracy. Evidence from 30 countries around the world

    Beside risk preferences, willingness to trust in others is one of the key requirements in economic transactions. A growing literature in economics deals with the question what factors determine an individual’s willingness to trust. Existing results highlight a strong and robust positive correlation between measures of cognitive abilities and trust measures. However, most of the existing literature only focuses on single country studies, or is only able to include proxies for cognitive ability. The present study applies data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) including survey measures of trust for 30 countries around the world. In addition, PIAAC contains comprehensive measures of cognitive abilities in three domains, numerical skills, literacy skills, and problem solving skills. The results show, that the average level of trust varies substantially among the analyzed countries with the Scandinavian countries ranked at the top of the scale. The evidence supports a positive correlation between trust and cognitive abilities over all countries. This result is robust to including country fixed effects or controlling for country characteristics. However, the strength of this relationship varies substantially between countries.
    Including measures of democracy in the respective countries shows that the strength of the relationship between trust and cognitive skills increases with the level of democracy in a society. In the second part of the paper, based on PIAAC-L – a longitudinal extension of the German PIAAC data – German reunification is used as a natural experiment to analyze the effect of democracy in a setting that allows for a more causal interpretation. The results support the finding of a positive effect of democracy on the relationship between trust and cognitive ability.

    Speaker
    Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    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 235
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 688
    18 January 2018

    Seminar Berlin Behavioral Economics Colloquium and Seminar

    The Berlin Behavioral Economics Colloquium and Seminar are a joint effort between DIW, WZB, HU Berlin and TU Berlin (in cooperation with CRC TRR 190) with the aim of fostering the exchange between active researchers in the areas of behavioral and experimental economics.

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  • 4:45 p.m.:
    Urs Fischbacher, University of Konstanz, on "Incentives for Conformity and Disconformity"

  • Time
    4:45-6:00 p.m.
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Hall) Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 327
    18 January 2018

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics Measuring Poverty and Vulnerability in Real Time

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  • Joshua Blumenstock, University of California, Berkeley

  • Time
    12:30 - 14:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Gustav-Schmoller-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 3.3.002A Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 436
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