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7 July 2010

SOEP Brown Bag Seminar SOEP Brown Bag Seminar
Income inequality, relative income and health

Cristina Blanco (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Abstract

Given the lack of consensus in the literature regarding the effect of income inequality on health, this paper studies the relationship between both variables, focusing on the relative income hypotheses. Using data of the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), we analyse the effect of relative deprivation on individual self-assessed health, when considering "upwards" and "downwards" income comparisons within the reference group. We also control for the existence of feedbacks effects between income and health in a dynamic qualitative response model.

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 228
1 July 2010

Berlin Seminar on Energy and Climate Policy Carbon Leakage and the Fossil Fuel Channel

Agenda and Presentations

Anne Neumann, DIW Berlin:
Long-run prices for coal and natural gas | PDF, 434.33 KB

Philippe Quirion, CIRED (Centre International de Recherche sur l'Environnement et le Developpement ) /Öko-Institute for Applied Ecology, Carbon leakage beyond competitiveness | PDF, 295.26 KB

Location
Schumpeter Saal DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
Contact(s)
at DIW Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 89789 470
30 June 2010

30 June 2010 to 2 July 2010 GSOEP SOEP 2010

The 9th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (SOEP2010) will be held in Berlin, June 30 to July 2nd, 2010, at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB). The conference provides researchers who use the SOEP with the opportunity to present and discuss their work with other researchers familiar with SOEP data. Researchers of all disciplines (e.g. economics, demographics, geography, political science, public health, psychology and sociology) who use the SOEP or the GSOEP part of the Cross-National Equivalent Files (CNEF) are invited to submit an abstract. We encourage in particular submission of papers using the longitudinal features of SOEP as well as papers on survey methodology and cross national comparative analysis.

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Keynote Speaker
  • Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Faculty of Economics, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt (Main)
  • Location
    Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin Raum B002/3 Reichpietschufer 50 10785 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 283
    29 June 2010

    Workshop Stata Workshop 2010

    ** Unfortunately booked up, no further application possible **

    Workshop on Econometric Analysis for Panel Data Using Stata, held by David Drukker (Director of Econometrics from Stata Corp.). The one-day course takes place the day before the 9th SOEP User Conference on June 29, 2010, at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin).

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    Keynote Speaker
  • David Drukker (Director of Econometrics from Stata Corp.)
  • Time
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Location
    Schumpeter Saal DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    external
    Anke.mrosek@dpc.de
    Dittrich und Partner Consulting GmbH
    Phone: +49-212 260 66 – 24
    24 to 26 June 2010

    Symposium Behavioural Economics, Consumer Policy, and Consumer Law - An International and Interdisciplinary Symposium

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    Location
    European University Institute Florence Italy
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 668
    Contact(s)
    external
    Prof. Dr. Lucia A. Reisch
    Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, Copenhagen Business School
    E-mail: lr.ikl@cbs.dk
    Tel.: +45 3815 3299
    24 June 2010

    Seminar IO/Finance Seminar
    Profiting from Technological Capabilities: Technology Commercialization Strategy in a Dynamic Context

    Simon Wakeman, European School of Management and Technology, Berlin

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    Time
    4:00 - 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 406
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 296
    18 June 2010

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Investment under Uncertainty: Entry, Real Options, and Irreversibility

    Frank Riedel, Bielefeld

    Masterclasses start at 9:00 and end around 18:00. There will be a long lunch pause, from 13:15 to 16:00.

    9.00-10.30 Stochastic Dynamic Programming

    11.00-12.30 Typical Economic Applications: Asset Pricing, Investment, Options...

    12.30-13.15 Practice

    13:15-16:00 Lunch Pause

    16.00-17.30 Current Research: investment under ambiguity)

    If you want to participate please, or have a question, send an email to gweizsaecker@diw.de.

    Affiliates of the Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics and Management Science (BDPEMS) can also register on the BDPEMS webpage.

    The Masterclasses are open to all affiliates of DIW and BDPEMS.

    Time
    9.00 bis 18.00 Uhr
    17 June 2010

    Seminar IO/Finance Seminar
    Insuring Consumption Using Income-Linked Assets

    Andreas Fuster, Harvard University, Cambridge

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    Time
    4:00 - 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 406
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 296
    14 to 16 June 2010

    GSOEP SOEPcampus@Universität Mannheim 2010

    This year's SOEPcampus@Universität Mannheim Workshop "Längsschnittdatenanalyse mit dem Sozio-ökonomischen Panel (SOEP)" will take place from June 14-16 (workshop held in German).

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    Location
    Universität Mannheim
    Contact(s)
    external
    Prof. Dr. Marita Jacob
    9 June 2010

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar SOEP Brown Bag Seminar
    Respondent-Driven Sampling

    Elisabeth Liebau, DIW Berlin
    Matthias Schonlau, Rand Corporation and DIW Berlin

    Abstract
    Respondent driven sampling (RDS) is a sampling technique typically employed for hard-to-reach populations (e.g. injecting drug users, men having sex with men, and sex workers).
    Briefly, initial seed respondents recruit additional respondents from their network of friends. The recruiting process repeats iteratively, thereby forming long referral chains.
    It is crucial to obtain estimates of respondents' network size (e.g. number of friends with the characteristic of interest). RDS shares some similarities with snowball sampling, but the theoretical foundation for inference using RDS samples is much stronger. We will give a brief overview over this technique, studies that have used RDS and some of the challenges they encountered.

    The presentation will be in German. 

    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 228
    7 June 2010

    Workshop Wettbewerb um die Zukunft des Internet: The winner takes it all?
    Welche Auswirkungen haben Quasi-Monopole im Internet für Branchen, Unternehmen und Nutzer?

    Organizer:
    ICOMP (Initiative for a Competitive Online Marketplace) and
    Department Information Society and Competition, DIW Berlin

    Time
    4:30 - 7:30 pm
    Location
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    external
    Dr. Ferdinand Pavel
    DIW econ GmbH
    E-mail: fpavel@diw-econ.de
    Tel. 030 89789-497
    7 to 8 June 2010

    Workshop The Behavioural and Cultural Foundations and Consequences of Violence
    International Research Workshop

    The Institute of Social Sciences (ICS, Lisbon) and the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) are organizing an international research workshop on the behavioural foundations and consequences of violence. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers from different social science disciplines and countries and to compare current theoretical, empirical and methodological research perspectives.

    Please send your completed paper and a short curriculum vitae (maximum two pages) by email and in PDF format to violence.workshop@ics.ul.pt by 28 February 2010. 

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    Location
    The Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) Lisbon Portugal
    3 June 2010

    Berlin Seminar on Energy and Climate Policy CO2 Storage – European Storage Capacity, Monitoring of Leakage, and the Legal Framework

    Agenda and Presentations

    Nico Bauer, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research:
    Projected Needs for CCS | PDF, 242.46 KB

    Mathias Hellriegel, Eggers-Malmendier:
    Carbon Capture and Storage | PDF, 3.55 MB

    Peter Gerlin, German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources:
    CCS - German and International Perspective | PDF, 5.33 MB

    Michael Kühn, German Research Centre for Geosciences

    Location
    Schumpeter Saal DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 470
    2 June 2010

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar SOEP Brown Bag Seminar
    Measuring Time Use in Surveys - A Novel Validation of Survey Questions through Experience Sampling

    Bettina Sonnenberg, DIW Berlin
    Michaela Riediger, MPI for Human Development
    Cornelia Wruz, MPI for Human Development
    Gert G. Wagner, DIW Berlin

     Abstract
    According to the literature, it is still not clear to what extent stated time allocation in questionnaires reflects the actual behavior of people. Using experience sampling data, we analyze the congruence of stated time use and reported behavior elicited through a novel experience sampling method. Our comparisons indicate that rather long-lasting and outstanding activities like market work seem to be accurately measured by common survey questions. In contrast, for more short-term activities or those around which people do not tend to structure their time—such as errands—only small correlations can be revealed. We conclude that activities with a long duration can be measured in a satisfactory manner by short survey questions whereas it is an open methodological question if experience sampling method or survey questions deliver more reliable and valid measures for short-term activities.

    Time
    12.30 - 13.30
    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 228
    28 May 2010

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Theory and Empirics of Optimal Monetary Policy
    Sanjay Chugh, University of Maryland

    Masterclasses start at 9:30 and end around 18:00, unless noted otherwise. If you want to participate please, or have a question, send an email to gweizsaecker@diw.de. The masterclass will take place at Schumpeter Hall of the DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin.

    Affiliates of the Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics and Management Science (BDPEMS) can also register on the BDPEMS webpage.
    The Masterclasses are open to all affiliates of DIW and BDPEMS.

    Time
    09:30-18:00
    Location
    Schumpeter Saal DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    27 May 2010

    Seminar IO/Finance Seminar
    Signaling in Deterministic and Stochastic Settings

    Hans-Theo Normann, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf

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    Time
    16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
    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 406
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 296
    21 May 2010

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Modern Mechanism Design

    Dirk Bergemann, Yale

    If you want to participate please, or have a question, send an email to gweizsaecker@diw.de. The masterclass will take place at Room 5.2.010 of the DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin.

    Here you can find the syllabus of the course.

    Affiliates of the Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics and Management Science (BDPEMS) can also register on the BDPEMS webpage.

    The Masterclasses are open to all affiliates of DIW and BDPEMS.

    Time
    10.45 bis 18.00 Uhr
    Location
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    6 May 2010

    Seminar BSEC seminar: Low Carbon Development Plans - What can we learn from economic and energy system modelling?

    Christian Hey, German Advisory Council on the Environment
    Felix Matthes, Institute for Applied Ecology

    The German target to reduce CO2 emissions by 2020 and 80% by 2050 requires a transformation of our economy. We will discuss what can economic and energy system models can tell us about this transformation and whether they can be the basis for scenarios to guide policy design and private sector investment. Christian Hey and Felix Matthes will present recent studies of a decarbonisation of the German economy to kick of the discussion.

    Please note that Mrs. Franziska Holz, DIW, will chair the seminar.

    If you would like to attend, please confirm your participation at .

    Time
    12.30 to 14.30
    Location
    Schumpeter Saal DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    6 May 2010

    Berlin Seminar on Energy and Climate Policy Low Carbon Development Plans – What Can We Learn from Economics and Energy System Modeling?

    Agenda and Presentations

    Dr. Christian Hey, German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU) / European Environment and Sustainable Development Councils (EEAC):
    100% Renewable Electricity by 2050 | PDF, 0.93 MB

    Dr. Felix Chr. Matthes, Öko-Institute for Applied Ecology:
    Blueprint Germany | PDF, 122.04 KB

    Location
    Schumpeter Saal DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 470
    4 to 5 May 2010

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar SOEP Brown Bag Seminar
    A comparison of following rules and weighting approaches in household panel surveys

    Matthias Schonlau, Rand Corporation
    Martin Kroh, DIW Berlin

    Abstract
    The first wave of a household panel survey captures a cross section of the population at one point in time. However, target population and household composition change over time. Following rules are introduced to decide which household members are still surveyed after they leave the household. We compare following rules of several large household panels and show how different following rules would have affected sample size in the SOEP. Changing household compositions also raise questions about appropriate sampling weights. We compare various weighting approaches employed by large household panels to address this issue. We find that after 25 panel years most respondents still live in a household with a wave 1 respondent. Therefore, following rules have relatively little impact on sample size.

    Time
    12.30 - 1.30 p.m.
    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 228
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