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


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Sensitivity Analysis of Real Income Growth in the SOEP http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.569899.en

A frequently cited result derived from the SOEP suggests that the poorest two quintiles of the population had hardly experienced any real income growth since reunification, and in addition, they did not benefit from the recent positive economic development in Germany. However, the real rise of only 1 per cent turns into growth of nearly 8 per cent over the last 20 years if the start of the investigated period is shifted slightly and if the influence of the newly added migration sample in 2013 is adjusted for. Likewise, the previously observed minus 8.5 per cent real income loss of the poorest ten percent shifts to a real gain of 5.7 percent since 1994. Furthermore, in relative terms the lower income groups have gained as much of the positive economic development of the past decade as the middle and upper income groups. Similar adjustments for the newly added samples of specific family types suggest that these estimates are rather lower bounds of real income growth in recent years.

Related Article:
Judith Niehues, 2017, Einkommensentwicklung, Ungleichheit und Armut – Ergebnisse unterschiedlicher Datensätze, in: IW-Trends 3/2017


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The Effect of Parental Leave Policies in Frictional Labor Markets http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.569903.en

I analyze the impact of labor market risks on fertility and female labor supply in a dynamic structural life-cycle model. In particular, I provide insights on whether parental leave policies, such as legal job protection periods, can mitigate these risks. To this end, I estimate a dynamic discrete choice model, using a rich German panel dataset, for the time period between 2007 and 2013. Preliminary findings suggest a strong impact of parental leave job protection on fertility.

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Institutional Reform and Depositors’ Portfolio Choice - Evidence from Bank Account Data http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.565829.en 12:00-13:15

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Institutions and Technocratic Skill in Local Economic Development http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.566923.en

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Growth with a Digital Sector http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.565834.en 12:00-13:15

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Aid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China’s Foreign Assistance http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.566925.en

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The Hidden Side of Dynamic Pricing: Evidence from the Airline Market http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.556021.en
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How do Fuel Taxes Impact New Car Purchases? An Evaluation Using French Consumer-level Data http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.566008.en
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3rd edition of the Berlin Internal Macroeconomics Workshop http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.566515.en

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: berlinmacronetwork@gmail.com. Registration is free.


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Monetary Policy Uncertainty http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.565846.en 12:00-13:15

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Failing and Successful Sequences of Democratization: Has the Study of Democratization Been Misleading for 60 Years? http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.566927.en

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