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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
    Schumpeter Hall Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 327
    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.

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    Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    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
    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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  • Volker Wieland, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

  • Time
    12:00-13:15
    Location
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Schumpeter Hall Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 327
    17 January 2018

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Monetary Policy Uncertainty and the Response of the Yield Curve to Policy Shocks

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  • Peter Tillmann, Universität Giessen

  • Time
    12:00-13:15
    Location
    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
    17 January 2018

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions Hurricanes, nightlights and the elusive comparative advantage of offshore finance

    A number of small offshore jurisdictions exhibit disproportionally large international capital positions. According to governments of these jurisdictions, such positions are (a) the result of a comparative advantage in providing financial services internationally and (b) improve welfare in these jurisdictions. I use the natural experiment of re-occuring hurricanes to test if (a) the capital positions in these jurisdictions react in line with real economic activity on the island as measured by satellite data on nightlights and (b) if such jurisdictions have an advantage in providing a public good (hurricane resilience) when compared to similar jurisdictions not engaged in offshore finance. Preliminary results suggest that hurricanes have a significant impact on local economic activity but not on capital positions. This suggests that the activities leading to such positions take place elsewhere and are not due to a local 'comparative advantage'. Preliminary evidence on public good provision is mixed suggesting some dissemination of funds acquired through offshore finance activities.

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    Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    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
    16 January 2018

    Event Release of the World Inequality Report 2018

    The DIW Berlin is happy to invite you to join the presentation of the first release of the World Inequality Report conducted by the internationally leading inequality experts centered around Thomas Piketty and Gabriel Zucman.


    Economic inequality is widespread and has been growing since the 1980s questioning economic growth policies over the world. The report will be introduced by its general director Lucas Chancel. Thereafter, Charlotte Bartels will present her findings on the evolution of economic inequality in Germany from 1871 to 2013, summarized in the German chapter in the World Inequality Report. Albeit the big political and economic changes affecting Germany over the past 150 years, inequality remained surprisingly stable. In a podium discussion, Lucas Chancel, Charlotte Bartels, and Hartmut Kaelble will discuss long-term implications of rising inequality for the world and Germany.

    Please find here the executive summary of the World Inequality Report 2018

    Speaker
  • Charlotte Bartels is a postdoctoral researcher at DIW Berlin/SOEP. Her research is in the fields of empirical public and labor economics, in particular, the distribution of income and wealth in a long-run perspective.

    Lucas Chancel is codirector of the World Inequality Lab and of the World Wealth and Income Database (WID.world) at the Paris School of Economics. He is also a Lecturer at Sciences Po and general coordinator of the World Inequality Report 2018.

    Hartmut Kaelble is a senior professor of social history at the Department of Economic and Social History at Humboldt University, Berlin. His most recent book is “Mehr Reichtum, mehr Armut” (More Wealth, more poverty) (campus 2017). He has published widely on inequality, social mobility and comparative history of Europe.

    Welcome address by: Prof. Dr. Stefan Liebig | DIW Berlin

  • Time
    3.00 pm - 4.30 pm
    Location
    Schumpeter Hall Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    12 January 2018

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics Estimating Demand with Multi-Homing in Two-Sided Markets

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  • Pauline Affeldt, TU & DIW

  • Time
    10:30-11:30
    Location
    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
    11 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.:
    Siri Isaksson, Stockholm School of Economics, on "It takes Two: Gender Differences in Group Work"

  • Time
    4:45-6:00 p.m.
    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 327
    10 January 2018

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets The Long-Run Information Effect of Central Bank Narrative

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  • Michael McMahon, University of Oxford

  • Time
    12:00-13:15
    Location
    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
    10 January 2018

    Berlin Seminar on Energy and Climate Policy Offenlegung und Berichterstattung von Klimarisiken und Treibhausgasemissionen: Welche Rolle können diese Ansätze zur Erreichung der Klimaziele spielen?

    In diesem BSEC wollen wir mit Blick auf den Anfang der Legislaturperiode fragen, welche Rolle informationsbezogenen Ansätze für Dekarbonisierungs-Entscheidungen in Unternehmen spielen können. Hierzu gab es bereits gesetzgeberische Vorstöße, wie die Corporate-Social-Responsibility-Richtlinie der EU oder konsultative Prozesse (High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance der Europäischen Kommission; FSB task force on climate related risk disclosure).

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  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen, Universität Hamburg
    Marion Haas, BNP Paribas
    Susan Dreyer, CDP

  • Time
    12:30 - 14:30
    Location
    Schumpeter Hall Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 470
    21 Dec 2017

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics Failing and Successful Sequences of Democratization: Has the Study of Democratization Been Misleading for 60 Years?

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  • Staffan Lindberg, Universität Gothenburg

  • Time
    12:30 - 14:00
    Location
    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
    20 Dec 2017

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions Positive Effects of Class Size Reductions on Student Achievement in Germany

    Using a unique dataset on the full student population of 3rd graders in the German state Saarland, we exploit plausibly random variation in class size between cohorts within the same school to estimate the effect of class size on student achievement. Conventional estimates of class size effects are shown to be severely biased by systematic sorting of students between and within schools. Correcting for this, we find that smaller classes are beneficial for language and math test scores and also reduce grade repetition.

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    Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    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
    18 Dec 2017

    Berlin Applied Micro Seminar Credit misallocation during the European financial crisis

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

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  • Fabiano Schivardi, Bocconi University

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    Time
    16.00 - 17.15
    Location
    Schumpeter Hall Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    15 Dec 2017

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics Public Procurement Rules: Evidence from Poland

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  • Gyula Seres, HU & TILEC

  • Time
    10:30-11:30
    Location
    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
    14 Dec 2017

    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.:
    Marta Serra Garcia, University of California, San Diego, on "Time-inconsistent Charitable Giving"

    4:45 p.m.:
    Maria Bigoni, University of Bologna, on "Money is more than Memory"

  • Time
    3:00-4:15 p.m.
    4:45-6:00 p.m.
    Location
    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 327
    13 Dec 2017

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar The Short-Term Distributional Effects of the German Minimum Wage Reform

    This study quantifies the short-term distributional effects of the new statutory minimum wage in Germany. Using detailed survey data (German Socio-Economic Panel), we assess changes in the distributions of hourly wages, contractual and actual working hours, and monthly earnings. Our descriptive results indicate growth at the bottom of the hourly wage distribution in the post-reform year, but also considerable noncompliance among eligible employees. In a second step, we employ a difference-in-differences analysis and exploit regional variation in the ``bite'' of the intervention, measured by the share of employees in a geographical region with wages below the minimum wage prior to the reform. We document the reform's positive effect at the bottom of the wage distribution. However, we find a negative effect of the reform on contractual hours worked, which explains why there is no effect on monthly earnings. At the same time, actual hours worked remain unchanged, suggesting an increase in unpaid overtime.

    (together with Marco Caliendo, Malte Preuss, Carsten Schröder, Linda Wittbrodt)

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    Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    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
    11 Dec 2017

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Monetary Policy Uncertainty

    This seminar takes place in the GC-Conference Room 2.3.020, on the second floor of the DIW.

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  • John Rogers, Federal Reserve System

  • Time
    12:00-13:15
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 491
    8 Dec 2017

    Workshop 3rd edition of the Berlin Internal Macroeconomics Workshop
    Call for papers

    The Berlin Internal Macroeconomics workshop series is organized by the Berlin community on an occasional basis to foster research in the field of Macroeconomics among its members. The third edition of this workshop is kindly supported by BERA (Berlin Economics Research Associates), DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research) and the Society for Economics and Management at Humboldt University.

    We are honoured to announce that for the third edition Professor Jordi Galí from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and CREI in Barcelona has confirmed his participation.

    Please find more information on the submission process in the document attached. Enquiries, paper submissions and requests to participate as non-presenters should be directed to the following email address: . Registration is free.

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    Time
    9:30am to 5:30pm
    Location
    Schumpeter Hall Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 454
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