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22 Sept 2017

DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets The Effects of Conventional and Unconventional Monetary Policy: Results from a New Identification Procedure

Speaker
  • Barbara Rossi, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

  • Time
    11:30 - 12:45
    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
    22 Sept 2017

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Choosing to Compete Against Self or Others - Gender Differences

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    Speaker
  • Elif Ece Demiral, George Mason University, Virginia, USA

  • 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 210
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 673
    22 Sept 2017

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics Measuring Unilateral Effects of Common Ownership in the German Car Market

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    Speaker
  • Christina Stadler, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (from October 2017)

  • Time
    Change of time:
    10:00-12:00
    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
    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).

    Registration:
    Please use the online registration form.

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    Inviter
    Location
    Goethe-Universität Frankfurt Campus Westend, PEG-Gebäude Room 4.G168 Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6 60629 Frankfurt a. M.
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 428
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 341
    Contact(s)
    external
    Sarah Schmidt: sarah.schmidt@em.uni-frankfurt.de
    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))


    Contact:

    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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    Location
    Akademie Sankelmark (near Flensburg) Akademieweg 6 24988 Oeversee
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 281
    Contact(s)
    external
    Workshop committee:
    Simon Fietze, Wenzel Matiaske, and Heiko Stüber
    E-Mail: irwsnetwork@gmail.com
    8 Sept 2017

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar The Effects of Mandatory Disclosure of Supermarket Prices

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    Speaker
  • Itai Ater, Tel Aviv University

  • 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 210
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 673
    31 July 2017

    31 July 2017 to 1 August 2017 Graduate Center Masterclasses The Method of Simulated Moments: An Applied Perspective

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    Speaker
  • Hans-Martin von Gaudecker

  • Time
    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 460
    26 July 2017

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Does Broadband Internet Affect Fertility?

    The spread of high-speed Internet epitomizes the digital revolution, affecting several aspects of our life. Using high quality German panel data, we test whether the availability of broadband Internet influences fertility choices in a low fertility setting, which is well-known for the difficulty to combine work and family life. Broadband can influence fertility through various pathways, including the provision of information, partnership formation, and, importantly, the opportunity to combine work and family. The latter mechanism, in particular, generates a “digital divide”, with potential benefits for high-skilled workers only. We analyze data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), and exploit a strategy devised by Falck et al. (2014) to obtain causal estimates of the impact of broadband on fertility. We find positive effects of high-speed Internet availability on the fertility of high-skilled women over 25s. Effects are not significant among men and low-skilled women. We also find evidence of negative effects on the fertility of under-25 individuals. We show that Internet access significantly increases the share of women reporting teleworking or working parttime. Furthermore, we find positive effects on time spent with children and on overall life satisfaction. Our findings are consistent with the hypothesis that high-speed Internet allows high-educated women to conciliate work and motherhood and may promote fertility with a "digital divide". At the same time, higher access to information on the risks and costs of early pregnancy and childbearing may explain the negative effects on younger adults.

    (joint with Francesco Billari and Osea Giuntella)

    Speaker
  • Luca Stella (Bocconi University and IZA)

  • Time
    13:30 - 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 336
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 272
    25 to 26 July 2017

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Introduction to Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium models using Dynare: Simulations and Sensitivity Analysis

    Speaker
  • Dr Cristiano Cantore, Department of Economics, University of Surrey

  • Time
    09:00-12:30(25.07.)
    09:00-12:30(26.07.)
    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 460
    19 July 2017

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions The effect of parental education on the offspring's mental health

    We are the first to estimate the causal effect of parental education on a wide range of the adult offspring's mental health outcomes. Theoretical considerations predict positive direct and indirect effects of parental education on the offspring's mental health. But the relation between parental education and mental health outcomes is plagued by endogeneity. To circumvent this problem, we exploit exogenous variation in schooling which is completely unrelated to the offspring's mental health. In contrast to our theoretical considerations, we find no positive effects of parental education on the offspring's mental health. Moreover, preliminary results point at a negative effect of parental education and the offspring's mental health.

    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 369
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 383
    19 July 2017

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Cross-Border Banking and Macroprudential Policies in Asymmetric Monetary Unions

    Speaker
  • Christian Proano, Universität Bamberg

  • 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
    14 July 2017

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics An Offer that you can't Refuse? Agrimafias and Migrant Labor on Vineyards in Southern Italy

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    Speaker
    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
    13 July 2017

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics Social accountability and service delivery: Evidence from a large-scale experiment in Uganda

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    Speaker
  • Nathan Fiala, University of Connecticut

  • Time
    12:30 - 14:00
    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 436
    12 July 2017

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Central Bank Information Shocks

    Speaker
  • Peter Karadi, ECB

  • Time
    12:00 - 13:15
    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 424
    12 July 2017

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Dynamic binary panel data models in presence of autocorrelation in the error term. A Monte-Carlo study

    Dynamic panel data models are often applied to estimate the degree of state dependence. For instance, it has often been shown that there is state dependence in unemployment, i. e. unemployment in present causally increases the probability of unemployment in future. This paper uses Monte-
    Carlo simulations to compare several dynamic linear and nonlinear panel data models for binary dependent variables. In particular, we focus on data generating processes where dynamics may stem from true state dependence or from autocorrelation in the error term (which may lead to the measurement of spurious state dependence). We employ estimators which explicitly model both sources of persistence and compare their performance with standard dynamic models. Furthermore, we test how these estimators perform in presence time-varying unobserved variables which follow time trends or which may be described by a moving-average model.

    (joint with Thorsten Schank and Constantin Weiser)

    Speaker
  • Dr. Alexander Mosthaf (University of Mainz)

  • 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 336
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 272
    7 July 2017

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics Fairness in Markets and Market Experiments

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    Speaker
    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
    6 July 2017

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics Gender Peer Effects, Non-Cognitive Skills and Marriage Market Outcomes: Evidence from Single-Sex Schools in the UK

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    Speaker
  • Katja Kaufmann, University of Mannheim

  • Time
    12:30 - 14:00
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Ferdinand-Friedensburg-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 2.2.008 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 436
    5 July 2017

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Predicting Ordinary and Severe Recessions with a Three-State Markov-Switching Dynamic Factor Model: An Application to the German Business Cycle

    Speaker
  • Kai Carstensen, Universität Kiel


  • Time
    11:30-12:45
    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
    4 July 2017

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Special Brown Bag Seminar: Are Top Shares a Good Measure of Inequality?

    Newly precise evidence of the trajectory of top incomes in the United States and around the world relies on top shares and top-to-bottom ratios, prompting new inquiry into their properties as inequality measures. Current evidence suggests a mathematical link between top shares and the Gini coefficient and empirical links extending as well to the Atkinson measure. The work reported in this paper strengthens that evidence, making several contributions: First, it formalizes the shares and ratios, showing that as monotonic transformations of each other, they are different manifestations of a single underlying inequality measure. Second, it presents a standard form of the underlying inequality measure that satisfies the principle of normalization – ranging from zero to one, with zero representing perfect equality and inequality increasing as the measure goes toward one -- but also finds that, compared to shares and ratios, the standard form is somewhat blunt in depicting changes in inequality. Third, it investigates the measure in mathematically specified probability distributions, showing that it is monotonically related to classical measures, such as the Gini, Atkinson, and Theil measures and the coefficient of variation. Thus, the evidence to date suggests that the family of top shares and top-to-bottom ratios is a genuine inequality measure and a useful all-purpose proxy for other inequality measures. Moreover, this new measure is further distinguished by its ease of calculation and ease of interpretation, making it a widely appealing measure of inequality. This work also provides new insights, for example, that, given nonlinearities in the (monotonic) relations among inequality measures, Spearman correlations are more appropriate than Pearson correlations, and that weakening of correlations – such as between the Gini and Atkinson measures or between the Gini and top shares -- signals differences and shifts in distributional form, themselves signals of income dynamics.

    Speaker
  • Professor Guillermina Jasso, member of the DIW Scientific Advisory Board and former Chair of Sociology at New York University (currently NYU Silver Professor)

  • Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Ferdinand-Friedensburg-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 2.2.008 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 336
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 272
    3 to 7 July 2017

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Advanced Methods of Operations Research - Theory and Applications to Energy Markets

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    Speaker
  • Jeremy Eckhause
    Sauleh Siddiqui

  • Time
    Mon-Thu: 09:00-12:30 and
    14:00-17:30
    Fri: 09:00-12:30
    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 460
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