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30 May 2018

DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Financial frictions and wages

This paper aims at analyzing the interaction between financial frictions and wages. We use a large data set for Germany for 2006 to 2014 that combines administrative data on workers and wages with detailed information on firms' balance sheets. Controlling for firm characteristics and time fixed effects, we find that higher leverage (as a measure for financial frictions) implies on average lower wages. To explain this empirical result, we build a theoretical model with labor market frictions and monitoring cost in the financial market. We show that wages react differently to financial frictions depending on whether firms use external borrowing to finance vacancy posting costs only or also the wage bill (as well as vacancy costs). If firms need to finance their wage bill, financial frictions induce a wedge between productivity and wages. Contrary to the existing literature, the model implies higher employment volatility with less rather than more rigid wages.

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Speaker
  • Britta Gehrke, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg

  • Time
    12:00-13:15
    Location
    Joan Robinson Room DIW Berlin Room 3.3.002a Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 486
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 409
    31 May 2018

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics Can Social Contact Reduce Prejudice and Discrimination? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Nigeria

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  • Alexandra Scacco, WZB

  • Time
    12:30 - 14:00
    Location
    Karl Popper Room DIW Berlin Room 2.3.020 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 436
    1 June 2018

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Bismarck's Health Insurance and the Mortality Decline

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    Speaker
  • Stefan Bauernschuster, University of Passau

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    Time
    13.15 - 14.30
    Location
    Eleanor-Dulles-Raum DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 673
    1 June 2018

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics Productivity and Marginal Costs: Public Service Provision under Demographic Changes

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    Time
    10:30-11:30
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 203
    6 June 2018

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Couples’ Time Use and Aggregate Outcomes: Evidence from a Structural Model

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    Speaker
  • Monika Merz, University of Vienna

  • Time
    12:00-13:15
    Location
    Joan Robinson Room DIW Berlin Room 3.3.002a Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 486
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 409
    7 to 8 June 2018

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Contests with Complementarities: Theory and Experiments

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    Speaker
  • Sudipta Sarangi

  • Time
    14:00-17:30 (07.06.)
    09:00-12:30 (08.06.)
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 460
    8 June 2018

    Conference BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2018
    Regulatory Challenges in Digital Markets: Trust Online

    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.

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    Speaker
  • Dorothea Kübler (Berlin Social Science Center)
    Juhan Lepassaar (European Commission, Head of Cabinet to Vice President Andrus Ansip)
    Michael Luca (Harvard Business School)
    Terrell McSweeny (US Federal Trade Commission)
    Steve Tadelis (University of California, Berkeley)
    Ari Ezra Waldmann (New York Law School)
    Glen Weyl (Microsoft Research and Yale University)

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    9.45 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
    Location
    Geschäftsstelle der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft Room Hannover Chausseestr. 111 10115 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 521
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    18 June 2018

    Berlin Applied Micro Seminar Higher Education Funding Reforms: A Comprehensive Analysis on Educational and Labour Market Outcomes in England

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

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    Speaker
  • Ghazala Azmat (Science Po)

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    Time
    16.00 - 17.15
    Location
    Elinor Ostrom Hall Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    18 to 20 June 2018

    Workshop SOEPcampus@Universität Mannheim 2018
    Längsschnittdatenanalyse mit dem Sozio-oekonomischen Panel (SOEP)

    This year's SOEPcampus@University of Mannheim Workshop "Längsschnittdatenanalyse mit dem Sozio-oekonomischen Panel (SOEP)" will take place from June 18-20 (the workshop is held in German).

    Registration:
    Please use the online registration form and/or contact Deborah Gottinger-Würtz

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    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 321
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 465
    Contact(s)
    external
    Deborah Gottinger-Würtz
    soeporga@mail.uni-mannheim.de
    21 June 2018

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics Polarising or unifying? The impact of priming on attitudes towards women empowerment in Tunisia

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    Speaker
  • Michael Grimm, Universität Passau

  • Time
    12:30 - 14:00
    Location
    Ferdinand Friedensburg Room DIW Berlin Room 2.3.001 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 436
    22 June 2018

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics Battling Antibiotic Resistance: Using Machine Prediction to Identify Overprescribing

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    Time
    10:30-11:30
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 203
    29 June 2018

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Upward Income Mobility and Legislator Support for Education Policies

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    Speaker
  • Luna Bellani, University of Konstanz

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    Time
    13.15 - 14.30
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 673
    4 to 5 July 2018

    Conference Conference on the "Evaluation of Minimum Wages“

    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.

    Location
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 284
    Contact(s)
    external
    Marco Caliendo, University of Potsdam
    (caliendo[@]empwifo.uni-potsdam.de
    6 July 2018

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics Structural Estimation of Limited Attention on eBay Germany

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    Time
    10:30-11:30
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 203
    12 July 2018

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics Are Households Credit Constrained for Sanitation? Experimental Evidence from India

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  • Britta Augsburg, Institute for Fiscal Studies

  • Time
    12:30 - 14:00
    Location
    Karl-Popper-Raum DIW Berlin Room 2.3.020 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 436
    12 July 2018

    GSOEP Introduction to the new SOEPlong-version. From raw data to longitudinal analyses in 3 hours
    Post-conference workshop 2018 SLLS Conference

    The German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) is a wide-ranging representative longitudinal study of private households in Germany, located at the German Institute for Economic Research, DIW Berlin. Some of the many topics include household composition, occupational biographies, marital biographies, employment, earnings, health and subjective indicators. The panel was started in 1984 and offers longitudinal information for more than 80.000 persons in about 20.000 households.

    The purpose of the workshop is to introduce and familiarize doctoral students as well as senior researchers with the file structure and potential of the SOEP data. Specifically, we explore the potential of “SOEPlong”, a new mode of data-provision based on datasets in long-format. Particularly, the workshop focuses on the longitudinal components of the data. We demonstrate and discuss the ability of the longitudinal household design to a) validate causal interpretations, b) combine characteristics from different phases of the life course and c) track dynamics between partners (and other household members) over time.

    Given the huge amount of data (and the correspondingly large number of files) covering 30 years of micro data at the household, individual and event levels, the SOEP dataset is growing into an increasingly complex structure which can be difficult to handle for users, even if they are experienced empirical analysts. The workshop shall serve to help users cope with this complexity. Additionally, the potential of longitudinal data in general (and the SOEP in particular) to model life-course dynamics in sociology is still largely underused. Therefore, the course aims at encouraging the sociological research community to make stronger use of the benefits of this type of data in research projects on dynamics of objective, subjective and biographical indicators.

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    Time
    13:30-18:00
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 503
    19 to 20 July 2018

    GSOEP 13th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (SOEP 2018)

    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

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    Keynote Speakers
  • Stephen Jenkins, London School of Economics/UK
    Armin Falk, briq and University of Bonn/Germany

  • Location
    Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften Jägerstraße 22/23 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 283
    28 Sept 2018

    Workshop The 10th Berlin IO Day

    The Berlin IO Day is a one-day workshop sponsored by the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP) and supported by the Berlin's leading academic institutions, including DIW Berlin, ESMT Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and WZB which takes place twice a year, in the Fall and in the Spring. The aim is to create an international forum for high quality research in Industrial Organization in the heart of Berlin, one of Europe's most vibrant and intellectually lively cities.

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    Location
    ESMT European School of Management and Technology Schloßplatz 1 10178 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 520
    4 to 5 October 2018

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Spatial Econometrics

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    Speaker
  • Paul Elhorst

  • Time
    09:00-13:00 (04.10.2018)
    09:00-13:00 (05.10.2018)

    Location
    Elinor Ostrom Hall Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 460
    5 to 6 Nov 2018

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Short course in panel factor models

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  • Lorenzo Trapani

  • Time
    14:00-17:30 (05.11.2018)
    09:00-12:30 (06.11.2018)
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 460
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