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Masterclasses

Masterclasses are a series of one- or two-day courses on various topics in Economics, organized by the DIW Graduate Center. The target audience consists of graduate students in Economics at Berlin universities and research institutes. The GC Masterclasses are held on an irregular basis at DIW Berlin (about once a month) and are open to all affiliates of DIW Berlin, those of the BDPEMS program, and anyone else upon inquiry. For proposals of Masterclasses please contact Daniela Centemero.

The upcoming DIW Graduate Center Masterclasses will be announced in the DIW weekly newsletter and on the DIW website. If you want to participate or have any question, please contact Daniela Centemero at dcentemero@diw.de.

Short Courses

Short Courses are several day long intense courses, taught by invited international researchers who are experts in their field. Visit the calendar to see the schedule for the upcoming short courses. To register, please contact Daniela Centemero dcentemero@diw.de.

Scientific Skills Workshops

Each year, the DIW Graduate Center offers a number of scientific skills workshops that complement the formal training and the writing of the dissertations. These workshops are practically oriented and aim at improving the participants’ skills crucial for doing research, like writing and presenting. They also help to acquire soft-skills. If you are interested in participating please contact Daniela Centemero at dcentemero@diw.de

Graduate Center Minicourses

GC Minicourses are a series of workshops on various topics in Economics, organized by the DIW Graduate Center. The target audience consists of graduate students in Economics at Berlin universities and research institutes. The GC Minicourses are held on an irregular basis at DIW Berlin (about once in two months) and are open to all affiliates of DIW Berlin, those of the BSE doctoral program, and anyone else upon inquiry. For proposals of Minicourses please contact Daniela Centemero.

The upcoming DIW Graduate Center Minicourses will be announced in the DIW weekly newsletter and on the DIW website. If you are interested in participating or have any question, please contact Daniela Centemero at dcentemero@diw.de.

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  • 7. - 9. Oktober 2024

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    Effects of Shocks in Nonlinear and Non-Gaussian Environments

    Speaker: Christian Matthes
    Ort: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Zeit: 13.30-15.00h
    15.15-16.45h
    (on all three days)

    Further information will follow soon.

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  • 9. Juli 2024

    Scientific Skills Workshops

    Speed Reading and Deep Reading of Scientific Texts

    Speaker: Sabina Lammert
    Ort: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Zeit:
    9th July, 13h00 - 17h00
    10th July, 09h00 - 16h00

    The DIW Graduate Center is pleased to offer a workshop on Speed Reading and Deep Reading of Scientific Texts, taught by Sabina Lammert. The workshop lasts one and a half days, and can host up to 14 persons. Please register with the Graduate Center (gradcenter@diw.de) by June 30, 2024. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Course Description: Reading is not just reading ...

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  • 4. - 5. Juni 2024

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    Bayesian Approaches to the Analysis of Panel Data

    Speaker: Frank Schorfheide
    Ort: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Zeit: Day 1: 09:30 - 17:15h
    Day 2: 09:30 - 12:45h 

    This course provides a self-contained introduction to Bayesian analysis of panel data models. We will start with an introduction to Bayesian inference, covering the basic building blocks, which involve inference in a heteroskedastic linear regression model and Gibbs sampling to generate draws from the posterior distribution. Moreover, we will consider nonparametric inference. We then proceed with ...

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  • 13. - 14. Mai 2024

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    Empirical Methods for Business-Cycle Analysis

    Speaker: Christian Wolf
    Ort: Francine D. Blau Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 3.3.002b
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Zeit:
    13 May: 9:30-17:15
    14 May: 9:30-12:45

    This course aims to bring participants to the research frontier on how to estimate the causal effects of macroeconomic shocks, with a particular focus on monetary and fiscal policy. We will discuss how to: plausibly identify those shocks; best estimate their causal effects in finite samples; and finally use those shock causal effects for macroeconomic policy evaluation. The analysis throughout ...

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  • 22. - 23. Januar 2024

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    Electricity Market Design

    Speaker: Lion Hirth
    Ort: Elinor-Ostrom-Saal
    DIW Berlin
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Zeit:
    1st day 9:00 to 13:30h
    2nd day 9:00 to 15:00h

    The course in a tweet. This is an advanced course on electricity markets: forward, spot, balancing and retail. It is a course at the intersection of energy, economics and finance that focuses on public policy and regulation: how should power markets be designed with security of supply and social welfare in mind? The significance of electricity markets & trading. Electricity markets and the ...

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  • 6. - 8. November 2023

    Scientific Skills Workshops

    Job Market Interview Training (“Mock Interviews”)

    Speaker: Sigrid Pearson
    Ort: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Zeit: Individual start times, 90 min each session

    A face to face interview is something every student will go through at some point in their career.In the academic job market, it is the central process to convince potential employers of yourfuture research prospects. Outside academia the focus is less on research, but performing well inthe interview is nonetheless essential to get the job you want. Handling a job interviewsuccessfully is not an ...

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  • 30. Oktober - 3. November 2023

    Graduate Center Short Course

    Transition and Duration Models

    Speaker: Christian Schluter
    Ort: DIW Berlin
    Zeit:


    Objectives Students will study models of transitions and durations, and learn how to estimate these using realworld data.   Outline This course is an introduction to modelling transitions into a state of interest (such as the transition into employment from unemployment) and durations (such as unemployment, survival of patients after medical treatment or firms after a financial crash). We start ...

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  • 12. - 13. Juli 2023

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    Heterogeneous Agent Macroeconomics: Methods and Applications

    Speaker: Ralph Lütticke
    Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Zeit:
    12 July: 9h30-17h15
    13 July: 9h30-14h30

    The course provides participants with the tools to develop and analyze business cycle models with heterogenous agents. This class of models has become the new standard in the business cycle literature and allows to analyze the interaction of the business cycle and the distribution of consumption, income, and wealth. The focus of the course is on numerical methods. Coding exercises in class are an ...

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  • 4. - 5. Juli 2023

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    Econometrics of Energy Markets

    Speaker: Christiane Baumeister
    Ort: Elinor Ostrom Hall
    DIW Berlin
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin

    We are soliciting the first ARGE MASTERCLASS for doctoral Students and Postdoctorates of members of the ARGE (Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutscher wirtschaftswissenschaftlicher Forschungsinstitute). The Masterclass consists of a combination of lecture and four presentations. The Masterclass is given by Christiane Baumeister (University of Notre Dame; NBER; CEPR). Structural vector autoregressions are the ...

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  • 4. - 5. Juli 2023

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    Econometrics of Energy Markets

    Speaker: Christiane Baumeister
    Ort: Elinor Ostrom Hall
    DIW Berlin
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin

    We are soliciting the first ARGE MASTERCLASS for doctoral Students and Postdoctorates of members of the ARGE (Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutscher wirtschaftswissenschaftlicher Forschungsinstitute). The Masterclass consists of a combination of lecture and four presentations. The Masterclass is given by Christiane Baumeister (University of Notre Dame; NBER; CEPR). Structural vector autoregressions are the ...

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  • 12. - 16. Juni 2023

    Graduate Center Short Course

    Continuous-Time Heterogeneous-Agent Models: Inequality and Financial Stability

    Speaker: Christos Koulovatianos
    Ort: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Zeit:
    12 - 16 June: 10-12h & 13-15h
    14 June revision and assignment, not in person.

    This course aims at giving tools to students for entering the frontier of research regarding two new lines of research: (a) models of wealth-inequality determinants and dynamics, and (b) models of financial stability. The focus will be on presenting general-purpose analytical and computational techniques that enable students to replicate and extend frontier-research papers in these areas. The ...

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  • 12. Mai 2023

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    Causal Machine Learning

    Speaker: Michael Knaus
    Ort: Francine D. Blau Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 3.3.002b
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Zeit: 09h00 - 18h00

    The DIW Graduate Center is pleased to offer a Masterclass on causal machine learning, taught by Michael Knaus. It is designed for all doctoral students and researchers at the DIW who would like to improve their understanding of machine learning and data science more broadly. The Masterclass lasts one day. Please register with the Graduate Center on a first-come, first-served basis: gradcenter@diw.de

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  • 8. - 9. Mai 2023

    Scientific Skills Workshops

    Improve your Academic Writing

    Speaker: Tim Korver
    Ort: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Zeit:
    May 8th, 2023, 09h30 - 16h30
    May 9th, 2023, 09h30 - 13h00

    The DIW Graduate Center is pleased to offer a workshop on writing good texts for academic journals, taught by Tim Korver. It is designed for all doctoral students and researchers at DIW who would like to improve their English writing skills. We offer a 1.5-day course on May 8 and 9 and we can host up to 12 persons. Please register with the Graduate Center (gradcenter@diw.de) by April 28, 2023. ...

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  • 4. Mai 2023

    Scientific Skills Workshops

    Time Management in Doctoral Research

    Speaker: Dr. Simon Golin
    Ort: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Zeit:
    09h00 - 16h00

    The DIW Graduate Center is pleased to offer a workshop on best practices of time management in doctoral research, taught by Dr. Simon Golin on May 4th, 2023, from 9am to 4pm. It is designed for all doctoral students and researchers at DIW who would like to improve their time management skills. The workshop can host at most 16 participants. Please register with the GC (gradcenter@diw.de) by April 2 ...

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  • 23. Februar 2023

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    Endogeneity of Inefficiency and Spatial Effects

    Speaker: Subal Kumbhakar
    Ort: Elinor Ostrom Hall
    DIW Berlin
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Zeit:
    Lecture 1+2: 10:00 am to 1:15 pm
    Lecture 3+4: 2:15 pm to 5:30 pm

    Content:  A quick review of the panel SF models (True Random effects, 4 component models) Address endogeneity of regressors(i) a two-step approach sing expect profit max framework(ii) A single-step approach using IV Spatial SF production models with dependence via(i) output(ii) Input(s)(iii) noise term(iv) inefficiency Examples of spatial models that I plan to go through(i) crime underreporting ...

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  • 22. Februar 2023

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    Subjective Beliefs in Political Economy, Labor and Macro

    Speaker: Christopher Roth
    Ort: Elinor Ostrom Hall
    DIW Berlin
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin

    Expectations about the future play a central role in any model of decision-making under uncertainty, and are of particular importance in macroeconomis, labor economics and political economy. This planned GC Masterclass has the goal to equip its participants with an overview of state-of-the-art methods to measure beliefs and expectations, design information interventions and design outcomes to ...

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  • 21. Februar 2023

    Scientific Skills Workshops

    Stressbewältigung und Resilienzentwicklung während der Promotion

    Speaker: Nils Mecklenburg
    Ort: Besprechungsraum 33002c nn
    DIW Berlin
    Room 3.3.002c
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Zeit: 09:00 - 10:30 Uhr
    10:45 - 12:15 Uhr
    13:15 - 14:45 Uhr
    15:00 - 16:30 Uhr

    Neben täglichen Belastungssituationen kommen weitaus komplexere Anforderungen auf Mitarbeitende zu, die häufig zu Fehlbelastungen führen. In diesem Workshop geben wir einen Einblick in die Stresstheorie und analysieren individuelle Antreiber, die stressverstärkend wirken. Gleichzeitig werden stressreduzierende Bewältigungsstrategien vermittelt, die Beschäftigte während der Tätigkeiten am  ...

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  • 12. - 13. Oktober 2022

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    Elements of Forecasting

    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Andreas Pick
    Ort: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Zeit: day1: 1pm- 4.30pm
    day 2: 9.30am - 12.45 pm

    This series of lectures considers econometrics issues that arise in the process of forecasting. We will see that several basic econometric notions need to be reconsidered when forecasting. An important starting point when forecasting is the underlying motivation for the forecast, which can be summarised in the loss function. We then move to multistep forecasting, forecasting in changing ...

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  • 28. - 29. September 2022

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    Complementarity Modeling in Energy Markets

    Speaker: Steven A. Gabriel
    Ort: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Zeit: day 1: 14-17:30h
    day 2: 09-12:30h

    The DIW Graduate Center is pleased to offer a masterclass on complementary modeling in energy markets by Steven A. Gabriel.  We will review optimization problems (linear/nonlinear) and then introduce equilibrium problems expressed as mixed complementarity problems (MCPs).  These latter problems have a diverse set of applications including market equilibrium/non-cooperative ...

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  • 13. - 14. September 2022

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    Text Mining and Machine Learning with Application to Macro

    Speaker: Stephen Hansen
    Ort: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Zeit: day 1: 13-16.30h
    day 2: 09-12.30h

    The DIW Graduate Center is pleased to offer a masterclass on text mining by Stephen Hansen, Imperial College London. Details on the dates of the events will be announced in due time.

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