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31 March 2017

Event Open Lecture and Panel Discussion „Iceland’s Road to Recovery – Key Lessons“

The miraculous story of Iceland, from economic disaster to full recovery within a few years only has been widely reflected by economists, the media and the public. Iceland was hit hard by the global  financial crisis. Sustainable economic strategy, from radical first rescue mission steps to the recent lifting of curreny restrictions, proofed to be successful. What is the outcome and key lessons to learn ? The speakers will reflect on these issues and give an insight view on the past and current development of economy in Iceland and in Europe, and discuss about the key lessons to learn both for Iceland and on global perspective.

Seats are limited and we kindly ask for your registration by e-mail, latest by 29 March:

Speaker
  • Lilja Alfredsdóttir, Member of Althingi, former Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade of Iceland

    Prof. Dr. Lukas Menkhoff, Head of the Department of International Economics at DIW Berlin and Professor of Economics at Humboldt University Berlin

     

  • Time
    9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
    Location
    Nordische Botschaften - Island Rauchstraße 1 10787 Berlin
    31 March 2017

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics Quantifying Inertia in Retail Deposit Markets

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    Speaker
  • Florian Deuflhard, Goethe University Frankfurt

  • Time
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
    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 203
    30 to 31 March 2017

    Workshop Sixth network – workshop of the DFG Priority Program 1764
    The German Labor Market in a Globalized World: Challenges through Trade, Technology and Demographics

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    Location
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    24 March 2017

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar The Long-Term Impacts of Low-Achieving Childhood Peers: Evidence from Project STAR

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    Speaker
  • Jan Bietenbeck, Lund 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
    23 to 24 March 2017

    Workshop International conference on the quality of early childhood education and care

    In recent years, early childhood education and care (ECEC) services have received increasing attention from researches and policy makers in many OECD countries. A growing body of interdisciplinary literature shows that attendance of ECEC services of higher quality is consistently positively associated with children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development. This is an important finding. However, the results differ by the way quality is approached and measured. In addition, ECEC services also address parents and families as a whole. To-date, less evidence exists how ECEC quality may matter to outcomes other than child development, including maternal employment and parents’ subjective wellbeing. This workshop aims to present scholarship from different disciplines which investigates predictors and consequences of various aspects of ECEC quality using a variety of data sets.

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    Location
    DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Hall) Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 265
    20 March 2017

    Berlin Applied Micro Seminar Economic incentives and gender identity

    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
  • Andrea Ichino, European University Institute

  • Inviter
    Time
    16.00 - 17.15
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Hall) Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    17 March 2017

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar University Selectivity and the Graduate Wage Premium: Evidence from the UK

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    Speaker
  • Ian Walker, Lancaster 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
    16 March 2017

    Workshop Berlin Behavioral Economics Workshop

    Joint event between DIW Berlin, WZB, HU Berlin, and TU Berlin, organized by WZB.

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    Time
    9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Eleanor-Dulles-Raum) DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    external
    Dr. Maja Adena, WZB
    fon: +49 30 25491 427
    email: maja.adena@wzb.eu
    13 March 2017

    Event The role of fiscal policy in advancing structural reforms in Europe

    Europe is in need of further structural reforms but appetite for them seems to be waning, partly due to political opposition and concerns about their distributive and short-term economic effects. Could upfront fiscal support enhance the gains from reforms and break this political deadlock? Would this weaken or instead strengthen public finances over the medium term? What should countries without fiscal space do to foster reforms? In order to strengthen the ongoing recovery and ensure the progress of the European integration, these central questions need to be addressed. At this DIW event, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) presents its latest paper tackling these issues.

    We hope that you will be able to join us, and look forward to your participation. To participate, we kindly ask you to register by March 9, 2017 by emailing .

    Speaker
  • Maurice Obstfeld,
    IMF Chief Economist

    Ludger Schuknecht,
    Chief Economist of the German Ministry of Finance

    Romain Duval,
    Advisor in the IMF Research Department

    Angana Banerji,
    Senior Economist in the IMF’s European Department

    Marcel Fratzscher,
    President of DIW Berlin.

  • Time
    9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Hall) Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    10 March 2017

    Workshop The 8th 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
    TU Berlin Room FH 312 Fraunhoferstraße 33 -36 10587 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 520
    6 March 2017

    Berlin Applied Micro Seminar Entry, Career Dynamics and Worker Quality in the Labour Market for Talent

    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
  • Stefan Szymanski, University of Michigan

  • Inviter
    Time
    16.00 - 17.15
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Hall) Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    6 to 10 March 2017

    Workshop 46th GESIS Spring Seminar: Causal Inference with Observational Data
    Week 1: Causal Analysis with Panel Data: Potentials and Limitations

    Course description

    Longitudinal data is widely discussed as an important means to validate causal interpretations. This course introduces the basic methods suitable to exploit this potential of panel data. We start with methods for categorical independent variables. Here, we introduce the simple Life Event Design (LED) and explain how this is related to the Difference-in-Difference Estimator (DiD). If the independent variable is measured on a metric scale, social scientists usually employ regression techniques, which is also the case for longitudinal data. Therefore, we discuss extensions of the simple regression framework addressing the properties and potentials of longitudinal data. Concretely, we introduce Fixed Effects (FE), First Differences (FD), and Hybrid Regression Models (HM) and discuss the differences and assumptions of these techniques. For research questions with categorical dependent variables, we introduce two applications of logistic regression suitable for the analysis of longitudinal data: the Conditional Logistic Regression, which resembles the benefits of FE, and techniques of Event History Analysis (EHA), which are particularly suitable if the researcher explicitly focuses transitions of the dependent variable. In all parts of the course, we put a strong emphasize on the intuitive understanding of the methods employed. All exercises are based on the data from the Socio Economic Panel Study (SOEP), which will be introduced during the course.

    Keywords
    Panel data analysis, fixed effects regression, event history analysis, hybrid regression, conditional logistic regression.

    Target group
    Participants will find the course useful if they

    • have basic quantitative skills and want to add an extra qualification totheir methodological knowledge,
    • are planning empirical projects on the basis of longitudinal data,
    • are pursuing a career as empirical social scientist and have not yetlearned how to analyze panel data.

    Learning objectives
    By the end of the course participants will

    • be familiar the potential and limitations of longitudinal data to improve causal interpretations,
    • have the ability to make accurate methodological choices in particular research situations involving longitudinal data,
    • know how to apply the most important longitudinal techniques in theory and practice (on the basis of the statistical software stata, have a good overview on the analytical potential for longitudinal analysis of the German Socio Economic Panel (SOEP).


    Prerequisites
    This course addresses beginners of panel data analysis. However, participants should have a solid knowledge of OLS and logistic regression techniques.
    We will use the software program Stata in the exercises. Participants be familiar with the basics of Stata, its commands to manage data, and know how to produce descriptive and multivariate statistics.

    Participation Fees
    One week courses:

    • € 250    Student rate
    • € 350    Academic/non-profit rate
    • € 700    Commercial rate
    • € 50      ECTS points

    For more information, please check the GESIS website.

    Speaker
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Windzio (mwindzio@uni-bremen.de)

  • Location
    GESIS Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8 50667 Köln
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 503
    Contact(s)
    external
    Scientific coordination by Reinhard Schunck: Reinhard.Schunck@gesis.org

    Administrative coordination by Angelika Ruf: angelika.ruf@gesis.org
    3 March 2017

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Policy Uncertainty and Social Security Reform

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    Speaker
  • Ben Etheridge, University of Essex

  • 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
    1 March 2017

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions Evaluating the Labor Market Effects of Compulsory Military Service in Germany

    Between 1956 and 2011 more than 12.4 million German men had to perform some form of compulsory national service, either military or civil. However, little is known about the impacts of this conscription system on draftees in Germany. I present new evidence on the long-run effects of mandatory military service on wages of West-German men born between 1960 and 1970 using detailed longitudinal data.

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    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 268
    23 February 2017

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics So Much Potential!: The Case of Agricultural Index Insurance

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    Speaker
  • Barry Barnett, Mississippi State University

  • Time
    17:30 - 19:00
    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
    20 February 2017

    Berlin Applied Micro Seminar Effects of Taxes and Safety Net Pensions on Life-Cycle Labor Supply, Savings and Human Capital: the Case of Australia

    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
  • Fedor Iskhakov, Australian National University

  • Inviter
    Time
    16.00 - 17.15
    Location
    DIW Berlin (Schumpeter Hall) Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    17 February 2017

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Evaluation of Best Price Clauses in Online Hotel Booking

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    Speaker
  • Matthias Hunold, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

  • 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
    16 February 2017

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics Growing Markets through Business Training for Female Entrepreneurs: A Market-Level Randomized Experiment in Kenya

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    Speaker
  • David McKenzie  (World Bank)

  • Time
    17:30 - 19:00
    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
    15 February 2017

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Is it the "How" or the "When" that Matters in Fiscal Adjustments?

    Using data from 16 OECD countries from 1981 to 2014 we find that the composition of fiscal adjustments is much more important than the state of the cycle in determining their e¤ects on output. Adjustments based upon spending cuts are much less costly than those based upon tax increases regardless of whether they start in a recession or not. Our results appear not to be systematically explained by di¤erent reactions of monetary policy. However, when the domestic central bank can set interest rates - that is outside of a currency union - it appears to be able to dampen the recessionary e¤ects of tax-based consolidations implemented during a recession. This finding could help understand the recessionary e¤ects of European "austerity", which was mostly tax based and implemented within a currency union.

    Joint work with Alberto Alesina, Gualtiero Azzalini, Francesco Giavazzi and Armando Miano.

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    Speaker
  • Carlo Favero, Bocconi University

  • 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 581
    10 February 2017

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

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    Time
    10:30 - 11:30
    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 203
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