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/ Strengthening the Euro Area Architecture http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.579586.en

Following an outstanding private sector career in which she had served as the first Chairwoman of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie, Christine Lagarde joined the French Government in June 2005 as Trade Minister. After a brief stint as Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, in June 2007 she became the first woman to hold the post of Finance and Economy Minister of a G-7 country. As Chair of the G-20 when France took over its presidency for the year 2011, she set in motion a wide-ranging work agenda on the reform of the international monetary system. On July 5, 2011, Christine Lagarde became the eleventh Managing Director of the IMF, the first woman in that position. In 2016, the IMF Executive Board selected her to serve for a second five-year term.

The DIW Europe Lecture is a lecture series by leading policy-makers and academics on the future of Europe. The series aims at fostering and informing the debate on key European policy issues, and at bringing this debate to the heart of Germany's policy-making in Berlin. Previous Europe Lectures have been held by Mario Draghi, Barry Eichengreen and Lawrence H. Summers.

To register, please confirm your participation by Wednesday, 21 March 2018 at the email: events@diw.de

Insights from PHF and SOEP-IS for household finance http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.578500.en

Attendance by invitation!

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

Attendance by invitation!

Short Course in International Macroeconomics http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.580605.en 10:30-12:00 (02.05.)
10:30-16:00 (03.05.)
10:30-12:00 (04.05.)

Macroeconomic Policy Games http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.580617.en 09:00-12:30

Bismarck's Health Insurance and the Mortality Decline http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.556052.en
Contests with Complementarities: Theory and Experiments http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.580637.en 14:00-17:30 (07.06.)
09:00-12:30 (08.06.)

BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2018 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.580536.en

The tremendous growth of digital transactions has profoundly affected the way we interact, opening vast opportunities to improve our lives. Consumers have benefited from an unprecedented proliferation of new services and products. At the same time, consumers often must process large amounts of imperfect information regarding the products they purchase, services they use, and general online interactions. Even more, for many services consumers need to share highly personal information. Being able to both rely on third party information as well as safely share personal data not only requires a well-designed legal framework and active enforcement. Consumers must trust (potentially dominant) platforms, providers of goods and services, as well as the individuals they interact with online. Review and recommendation systems can fill large parts of this need in many commercial transaction contexts. Privacy and data protection regulations intend to strengthen consumers' trust in using digital technologies for an ever-growing set of daily tasks. Will the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deliver this? How can online marketplaces be designed to allow both firms and consumers to benefit maximally? What is the role of consumer trust for the success of the ambitious project to implement the European Digital Single Market? This conference aims to tackle these questions, the interplay between consumer information and trust online, as well as the regulatory challenges in harnessing the power of digital technologies to its fullest extent by facilitating consumer trust and participation online.

Online registration is now open at this link. Updated information about the event will be available at the BCCP Conference website.

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.

13th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (SOEP 2018) http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.578823.en

The 13th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (SOEP2018) will be held in Berlin, July 19-20, 2018 at Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW).

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, demography, geography, political science, public health, psychology, and sociology) who use the SOEP or the SOEP part of the Cross-National Equivalent File (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.

Besides the open call for paper submissions, we invite session contributions with four papers each on the following topics:

• Implications of Technological Change
• Intergenerational Transmission
• Low and Minimum Wages
• Migration and Integration (e.g., refugees, EU-enlargement)
• Unification of Germany

At the 13th International SOEP User Conference the entire SOEP team and research community will celebrate Gert G. Wagner’s numerous accomplishments on behalf of the SOEP. This is a particularly fitting venue, as it was Gert Wagner who launched the first SOEP User Conference in 1993. We are delighted that this conference will be held at the same location as it was 25 years ago: the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW) on Gendarmenmarkt, in the center of Berlin.

Scientific Committee:

Charlotte Bartels, DIW Berlin
Martin Biewen, University of Tuebingen
Diana Schacht, DIW Berlin
Fabian Pfeffer, University of Michigan
Holger Görg, IfW Kiel

EDDI18 – 10th Annual European DDI User Conference http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.578845.en

EDDI18 is organized jointly by SOEP - The German Socio-Economic Panel, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and IDSC of IZA - International Data Service Center of the Institute for the Study of Labor.

The conference will bring together DDI users and professionals from all over Europe and the world. Anyone interested in developing, applying, or using DDI is invited to attend and present.

The conference will provide presentations on a wide range of topics relating to DDI:

  • Case studies
  • Mature implementations
  • Early implementations
  • Interplay of DDI with other standards or technologies
  • Projects in early phases in which DDI is under consideration
  • Critiques of DDI