Upcoming events of DIW Berlin http://www.diw.de/en/diw_01.c.100419.en/publications_and_events/events/calendar/calendar.html Events en http://diw.de/sixcms/media.php/37/diw_logo_farbe_mini.jpg DIW Berlin http://diw.de/ Monetary Policy Uncertainty and the Response of the Yield Curve to Policy Shocks http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.565861.en 12:00-13:15

Hurricanes, nightlights and the elusive comparative advantage of offshore finance http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.575168.en

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.

Measuring Poverty and Vulnerability in Real Time http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.566929.en


New Methods for Macro-Financial Model Comparison and Policy Analysis & Recent Applications http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.565872.en 12:00-13:15

Mixed frequency models with MA components http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.565876.en 12:00-13:15

Econometric(k)s, Replication and Economic Science – The Case of Microfinance http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.566931.en


Conservatism and Liquidity Traps http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.565851.en 12:00-13:15

The Intergenerational Causal Effect of Tax Evasion: Evidence from the Commuter Tax Allowance in Austria http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.556034.en
User Data, Market Power and Innovation in Online Markets: Evidence from the Mobile App Industry http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.564508.en

Introduction to Regime-Switching DSGE Modeling using the RISE toolbox http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.571713.en 14:00-17:30 (19.02.2018)
09:00-12:30 (20.02.2018)

Finance and Development 2018 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.574504.en

Attendance by invitation!

Conference on the "Evaluation of Minimum Wages" http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.574041.en

The conference „Evaluation of Minimum Wages“ will be held at DIW in Berlin on July 4 and 5, 2018. The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for the most recent research on the effects of minimum wages. While the focus will be on the situation in Germany—after the introduction of the national statutory minimum wage in 2015—we also seek empirical contributions from other countries or papers with a theoretical focus or methodological advancements. The keynote lecture will be given by Prof. Dr. David Neumark (University of California, Irvine).

Scientific committee and organizers:
Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam),
Carsten Schröder (SOEP/DIW Berlin and FU Berlin),
Jürgen Schupp (SOEP/DIW Berlin and FU Berlin),
Alexandra Fedorets (SOEP/DIW Berlin),
Lutz Bellmann (IAB Nuremberg).

Further Information can be found in the Call for Papers.