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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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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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  • 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

    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
    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
    7 July 2017

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

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    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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  • Katja Kaufmann, University of Mannheim

  • Time
    12:30 - 14:00
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Ferdinand-Friedensburg-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 2.3.001 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 2.3.001 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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  • 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
    30 June 2017

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics Productivity, Markups and Governance: Evidence for the Drinking Water Sector against the Background of Demographic Change

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    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
    28 June 2017

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Discriminatory Pricing of Over-The-Counter FX Derivatives

    Speaker
  • Harald Hau, Geneva School of Economics and Management 


  • 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
    28 June 2017

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Interpersonal Perceptions and Interviewer Effects in Face-to-Face Surveys

    It is well known that the presence of an interviewer can affect responses and thereby introduce variance and bias into survey estimates. For instance, some respondents tend to adjust their true answers towards social norms or specific characteristics of the interviewer in order to appear in a good light. When investigating these interviewer effects, survey research mainly focused on interviewer socio-demographics and only a few studies have examined effects of not directly observable characteristics such as interviewer personality, attitudes and beliefs. Moreover, survey research lacks of insights on how interviewers’ and respondents’ interpersonal perceptions of each other affect respondent answers to related questions. For this project, self-reports of 1,184 respondents and 114 interviewers as well as their mutual perceptions of each other were collected in the context of the Socio-Economic Panel Study Innovation Sample (SOEP-IS) in 2015/2016. Data collection covered attitudes and opinions towards a variety of political and social issues. This presentation includes results on the impact of interviewer opinions on respondent answers, the nature and accuracy of interpersonal inferences, as well as their impact on respondent self-reports.

    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 336
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 272
    26 to 28 June 2017

    Workshop SOEPcampus@Universität Mannheim 2017

    This year's SOEPcampus@University of Mannheim Workshop "Längsschnittdatenanalyse mit dem Sozio-oekonomischen Panel (SOEP)" will take place from June 26-28 (workshop held in German).

    Registration:
    Please use the online registration form and/or contact Deborah Gottinger-Würtz

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    Location
    Universität Mannheim
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 321
    26 June 2017

    Berlin Applied Micro Seminar One Markup to Rule them All: Taxation by Liquor Pricing Regulation

    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
  • Eugenio Miravete, University of Texas

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    Time
    16.00 - 17.15
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Hall) Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    23 June 2017

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics Managerial Knowledge Spillovers and Firm Productivity

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    Time
    Change of time: 2:45-3:45 PM
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 203
    23 June 2017

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Business Owners, Employees and Firm Performance

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  • Mika Maliranta, ETLA & University of Jyväskylä

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    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
    23 June 2017

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions Retirement and social connection in old age

    Facing an aging population, many societies discuss policies to prolong work lives. At the individual level, such policies could affect social connectedness in several ways. On the one hand, prolonged work lives could promote a healthier social life at advanced ages by maintaining job-related networks for longer. On the other hand, retirement might boost quantity and quality of social networks by an increase in leisure time. This paper sheds light on the net effects of retirement on social wellbeing and the elderly’s social networks with a particular focus on heterogeneity patterns. Using data from SHARE, we analyze whether country, gender, or education are important dimensions of heterogeneity. Potential endogeneity of the individual retirement status is accounted for using an instrumental variables approach. We thereby exploit variation in the individual retirement decision that is induced by pensionable age thresholds. The results suggest that retirement is not an important determinant for social connectedness. Moreover, effect heterogeneity is not particularly pronounced in the dimensions under study.

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    Time
    11:30 - 12:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Arthur-Cecil-Pigou-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 3.3.002C Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 369
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 383
    22 to 23 June 2017

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Partial Identification: Theory and Applications

     

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    Speaker
  • Thierry Magnac, Toulouse School of Economics

  • Time
    14:00-17:30(22.06.)
    09:00-12:30(23.06.)
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Hall) Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 460
    22 June 2017

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics Why do women cooperate more in women’s groups? Evidence from a field experiment and structural model in Congo

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  • Macartan Humphreys, Columbia and WZB

  • 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
    22 to 23 June 2017

    Workshop 1st Workshop “Economic Theories and Low-carbon Transformation Policies”

    The workshop aims to advance analytical research on economic processes and policies for low-carbon transformation: policies meaning the role and tools of government and governance, and transformation as involving significant changes and innovation in (organizational) behaviour, technologies and systems, investment and financing.

    The main objective is to incorporate in analytic models lessons learnt (drawing on the underlying empirics) and responses to novel issues raised by the current context of the climate policy. Through this we aim to increase the visibility of this research agenda in economics and to strengthen intellectual foundations to enhance clarity and credibility for policy making.

    The format of the workshop will be centred on presentations of about 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes discussion on the specific technical aspects of each paper. These will then be followed by panel discussions on broader insights emerging from the papers and other considerations relevant to each of the themes. Thus we aim to provide an opportunity to explore (i) insights for broader understanding (ii) policy implications (iii) emerging structures and questions.

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    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 425
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