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11. März 2020
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Wrangling and working with 3D-Building Models

Speaker: Hans Walter Steinhauer
Ort: Conference Room 33002c nn
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002c
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 12:30 - 13:30

The Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) provides 3D-Building models for Germany. The data come in a City-GML (geographical markup language) format, locating every building throughout Germany and providing information such as its ground plan, height, and the building’s purpose. I will provide an overview on the data, its coverage and limitations, as they are available for ...

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11. März 2020
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Decomposition of Gender Pension Gaps Across Europe from a life-course perspective – preliminary drafts from sequence data analysis and Blinder-Oaxaca-Decompositions

Speaker: Carla Rowold, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 12:30 - 13:30

My master thesis compares the impact of different life-courses on the Gender Pension Gaps across East and West Germany, Czechia and Italy. Using retrospective data on the dimensions of work and family from SHARELIFE, I contrast two different approaches. The first applies sequence data analysis to identify work-family life course patterns across all four countries as a first step, and includes ...

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4. März 2020
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Welche Fakten braucht die Gesellschaft eigentlich?

Speaker: Walter J. Radermacher, former Director General of Eurostat and President of the Federal Statistical Office of Germany
Ort: Karl Popper Room
DIW Berlin
Room 2.3.020
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 12:00 - 13:00

Sind Daten das neue Gold? Man hat den Eindruck, dass wir alle technischen Finessen ausloten, um an das wertvolle Gut heranzukommen. Was auch immer mit dem Begriff „Daten“ assoziiert wird, scheint diesem Vorhaben Glanz zu verleihen. Entscheidungen, Politik, Management und vieles mehr sollten jetzt „datengesteuert“ sein. Big Data, Machine Learning, Algorithmen und kü ...

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28. Februar 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Decomposing Trust

Speaker: Jana Friedrichsen
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 10:30 - 11:30

Abstract:  Trust is thought to be an important driver of economic growth and other economic outcomes. Previous studies suggest that trust may be a combination of risk attitudes, distributional preferences, betrayal aversion, and beliefs about the probability of being reciprocated. We compare the results of a binary trust game to the results of a series of control treatments that remove the ...

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28. Februar 2020
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Optimal Benefit-Based Corporate Income Tax

Speaker: Simon Naitram, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 13:15 - 14:30

Abstract:   I derive an optimal benefit-based corporate tax rate formula as a function of the public input elasticity of profits and the (net of) tax elasticity of profits. I argue that the existence of the corporate income tax should be justified by the benefit-based view of taxation: firms should pay tax according to the benefits they receive from the use of the public input. I argue that ...

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17. Februar 2020
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

The role of heterogeneous expectations in life cycle models

Speaker: Jochem de Bresser
Ort: Karl Popper Room
DIW Berlin
Room 2.3.020
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 16.00 - 17.15

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

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14. Februar 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Battling Antibiotic Resistance: Can Machine Learning Improve Prescribing?

Speaker: Hannes Ullrich
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 10:30 - 11:30

Abstract:  Antibiotic misuse due to prescribing under diagnostic uncertainty is a leading driver of antibiotic resistance. We investigate the magnitude and mechanisms by which machine learning predictions can enable policies that reduce antibiotic misuse. Building on predictions from administrative data on urinary tract infections in Denmark, we evaluate counterfactual policies that replace ...

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12. Februar 2020
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Prosociality and Risk Preferences in the Financial Sector

Speaker: Max Deter, University of Wuppertal
Ort: Conference Room 33002c nn
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002c
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 12:30 - 13:30

Using large-scale data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), this paper finds that financial professionals have a lower prosociality and riskier behavior than a control group. I interpret these findings using the person-organization fit theory, and thus, the compatibility between the employee's personality and the prevailing culture in their organization. The financial ...

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5. Februar 2020
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Refugees and the resident populations' mental health

Speaker: Daniel Graeber
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 12:30 - 13:30

We estimate the effect of a sudden increase in the inflow of refugees on the native population’s mental health in Germany and Swiss. To identify the effect of the sudden influx of refugees to Germany and Swiss, we exploit the quasi-random allocation of the number of refugees to counties in Germany and Swiss. For Germany, we make use of the Socio-Economic Panel. For Swiss, we use individual ...

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29. Januar 2020
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Self-Control: Determinants, Life Outcomes and Intergenerational Implications

Speaker: Daniel Kamhöfer, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics and IZA
Ort: Conference Room 33002c nn
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002c
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 12:30 - 13:30

This paper studies self-control in a nationally representative sample. Using the wellestablished Tangney scale to measure trait self-control, we find that people’s age as well as the political and economic institutions they are exposed to have an economically meaningful impact on their level of self-control. A higher degree of self-control is, in turn, associated with better ...

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22. Januar 2020
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Can training help to keep old men in employment? - first draft of the structural model design.

Speaker: Theresa Backhaus
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 12:30 - 13:30

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15. Januar 2020
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Using Mathematical Graphs for Questionnaire Validation

Speaker: Katharina Stark (LIfBi – Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsverläufe e.V.)
Ort: Conference Room 33002c nn
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002c
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 12:30 - 13:30

We present an approach for studying three quality issues related to survey data, namely the detection of interviewer misbehaviour, the correct implementation of the questionnaire programming and possible redundant paths, which lead to case numbers hindering feasible statistical analysis. The idea is using a theoretical graph model for describing all possible paths through ...

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8. Januar 2020
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

A firm-side perspective on parental leave

Speaker: Mathias Huebener
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 12:30 - 13:30

A large literature documents effects of parental leave on mothers' labour market outcomes, yet we know very little about the effects on their  firms and co-workers. We use unique administrative data that covers the universe of employees subject to social security and firms in Germany to address this question. We first establish some novel stylised facts in parental leave-taking  with ...

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20. Dezember 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Determinants of Ownership Changes in the Market for Diabetes

Speaker: Jan Malek
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: Time change: 10:00 - 11:00

Abstract:  This paper investigates the determinants of ownership changes of drug candidates in one of the most important current pharma markets —the market for diabetes. We in particular look at how do the competitive circumstances, progress in clinical development and radicalness of the drug candidates matter in these decisions. We use newly constructed, very granular dataset tracking ...

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18. Dezember 2019
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

From workers to capitalists in less than two generations: A study of Chinese urban elite transformation between 1988 and 2013

Speaker: Li Yang, Paris School of Economics
Ort: Conference Room 33002c nn
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002c
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 12:30 - 13:30

Economic and social transformation of China during the past 40 years is without precedent in human history. While the economic transformation was extensively studied, social transformation was not. In this paper, we use for the first time harmonized household surveys covering the period 1988-2013 to study the changes in the characteristics of the richest 5 percent of China’s urban ...

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16. Dezember 2019
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Oligopolistic Price Leadership and Mergers:
The United States Beer Industry

Speaker: Nathan Miller
Ort: Elinor Ostrom Hall
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 16.00 - 17.15

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

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13. Dezember 2019
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Knowledge Spillover and Individual Careers

Speaker: Thomas Cornelissen, University of York
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 13:15 - 14:30

Abstract: Through social interaction in the workplace, coworkers are likely to learn from each other (knowledge spillover) and this may extend the returns to firm-provided training from trained workers onto untrained coworkers. Based on German matched-employer employee data covering the universe of employees we investigate whether unskilled workers derive long-term career benefits if they were ...

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11. Dezember 2019
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

The effect of xenophobic attacks on refugees’ mental health

Speaker: Felicitas Schikora
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 12:30 - 13:30

The high prevalence of forced migration in recent years has induced a shift in attitudes towards immigrants and refugees and, in turn, increasing xenophobic violence. We address this topic and estimate the effect of xenophobic attacks against refugee shelters on refugees’ mental health. For this purpose, we combine two innovative data sets: administrative records on xenophobic crime by ...

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9. Dezember 2019
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

The dynamic response of municipal budgets to revenue shocks

Speaker: Ines Helm
Ort: Elinor Ostrom Hall
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 16.00 - 17.15

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

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6. Dezember 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Data Network Effects: The Example of Internet Search

Speaker: Maximilian Schäfer
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 11:00 - 11:30

Abstract:   The rise of dominant firms in data driven industries is often credited to their alleged data advantage. Empirical evidence lending support to this conjecture is lacking. In this paper, we show that data as an input into machine learning tasks displays features that favor the hypothesis that data is a source of market power. We study the search result quality for search keywords on ...

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