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16 January 2019

DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets "News-driven inflation expectations and information rigidities"

We investigate the role played by the media in the expectations formation process of households. Using a novel news-topic-based approach we show that the news types the media choose to report on are good predictors of households' stated ination expectations. In turn, in a noisy information model setting, augmented with a simple media channel, we show that the underlying time series properties of relevant news topics explain the time-varying information rigidity among households. As such, we not only provide a new estimate on the degree of time variation in households' information rigidity, but also provide, using a large news corpus and machine learning algorithms, robust and new evidence highlighting the role of the media for understanding ination expectations and information rigidities.

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  • Leif Anders Thorsrud, Norges Bank

  • 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
    11 January 2019

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics Does Political Oversight of the Bureaucracy Increase Accountability? Field Experimental Evidence from an Electoral Autocracy

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  • Pia Raffler, Harvard University

  • 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
    10 January 2019

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics Farmers to Entrepreneurs

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  • Salvatore di Falco, Université de Genève

  • 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
    19 Dec 2018

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Currency Manipulation

    We propose a novel, risk-based transmission mechanism for the effects of currency manipulation: policies that systematically induce a country's currency to appreciate in bad times lower its risk premium in international markets and, as a result, lower the country's risk-free interest rate and increase domestic capital accumulation and wages. Currency manipulations by large countries also have external effects on foreign interest rates and capital accumulation. Applying this logic to policies that lower the variance of the bilateral exchange rate relative to some target country ("currency stabilization"), we find that a small economy stabilizing its exchange rate relative to a large economy increases domestic capital accumulation and wages. The size of this effect increases with the size of the target economy, offering a potential explanation why the vast majority of currency stabilizations in the data are to the U.S. dollar, the currency of the largest economy in the world. A large economy (such as China) stabilizing its exchange rate relative to a larger economy (such as the U.S.) diverts capital accumulation from the target country to itself, increasing domestic wages, while decreasing wages in the target country.

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  • Tarek Hassan, Boston University

  • 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
    18 Dec 2018

    Graduate Center Courses Economic Policy - Presentation of the method and assumptions

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    Time
    15:00-18:00
    Location
    Karl Popper Room DIW Berlin Room 2.3.020 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    14 Dec 2018

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics Merger Efficiency Gains: An Assessment of the French Urban Transport Industry

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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 224
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 504
    13 Dec 2018

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics Trojan Horse, Copycat, or Scapegoat? Re-examining the Refugees-Terrorism Nexus

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  • Julian Wucherpfennig, Hertie School of Governance

  • 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
    12 Dec 2018

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets

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  • Raffaella Giacomini, University College London

    !!Seminar shifted to June 2019!!

  • 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
    10 Dec 2018

    Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS) The Impact of the First Professional Police Forces on Crime

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

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  • Randi Hjalmarsson (University of Gothenborg)

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    Time
    16.00 - 17.15
    Location
    Elinor Ostrom Hall Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    7 Dec 2018

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Elementary and Middle School Principal Effects on Future Academic, Behavioral and Labor-Market Outcomes

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  • Steven Rivkin, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Inviter
    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 Dec 2018

    Conference EDDI18 – 10th Annual European DDI User Conference

    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

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    Location
    Geschäftsstelle der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft Room 1.15 Chausseestr. 111 10115 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 283
    30 Nov 2018

    30 November 2018 to 1 December 2018 Workshop Pension reforms and behavioral perspectives on pensions

    Joint workshop with FU Berlin, Hebrew University and CRC 190

    The aim of the workshop is to bring together scholars from Israel and Germany who pursue research projects on the interrelations between pension systems, demography, and capital markets.

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    Location
    Elinor Ostrom Hall Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 490
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 435
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 284
    30 Nov 2018

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Inequality amid income stagnation: Italy over the last quarter of a century

    The paper analyses the evolution of inequality in Italy from 1989 to 2014, focusing on three business-cycle phases: the 1992 currency crisis, the moderate growth from 1993 to 2007, and the double-dip recession from 2008 to 2013. Data from the national accounts and the Bank of Italy’s Survey on Household Income and Wealth are used. Results show that income inequality, as measured by the Gini coefficient, rose sharply during the recession of the early 1990s but much less during the recent double-dip recession, though the share of people at risk of poverty rose similarly during the two crises. The stability of (synthetic) distributive inequality measures is explained by the fact that the reduction in income during the double-dip recession hit the whole population. Despite this apparent stability, two changes stand out: the widening gap between the young and the elderly and the fact that the deterioration in living conditions was borne wholly by households whose primary earner was foreign born.

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  • Andrea Brandolini (Bank of Italy)

  • Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    Ferdinand Friedensburg Room DIW Berlin Room 2.3.001 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 461
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 326
    29 Nov 2018

    Berlin Seminar on Energy and Climate Policy The role of trade policy for implementing the Paris Agreement

    Trade policy has been in the headline news throughout this year. At the same time, trade policy is capturing increasing attention in international climate policy debates, for example regarding the responsibilities of consumers for carbon embodied in imports, or concerns of producers how national policy regimes can be designed to guide a transition to climate neutrality in a highly competitive world. Moreover, references to the Paris Agreement in the negotiations of EU trade deals are en vogue and being implemented.

    Here are useful links on these topics:

    Making the International Trade System Work for Climate Change

    Think 2030 EU Trade Policy

    It ain't easy: The complexities of creating a regime for border carbon adjustment.pdf

    A Guide for the Concerned: Guidance on the elaboration and implementation of border carbon adjustment

    Inclusion of Consumption in Emmisions Trading

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  • Aaron Cosbey, Senior Associate, International Institute for Sustainable Development, IISD
    Malte Bornkamm, Head of Division, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
    Susanne Dröge, Senior Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, SWP

  • Time
    12:30 - 14:30
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 470
    29 Nov 2018

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics Social Norms, Women's status and Domestic Violence: Evidence from India's Northeast

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  • Stefan Klonner, Universität Heidelberg

  • 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
    28 Nov 2018

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions How did EU Eastern enlargement affect the Austrian labor market?

    In recent years, there has been growing public and political opposition against the principle of free movement of labor within the European Union. Already before the first EU Eastern enlargement in 2004, potential adverse labor market effects for natives in the old EU Member States were widely discussed. Despite these discussions, there is little ex-post research on the impact of EU Eastern enlargement on old Member States' labor markets. In our paper, we want to study how the EU Eastern enlargement affected the Austrian labor market. First, we provide a descriptive analysis of the development of labor supply from the new EU Member States in the Austrian labor market with a focus on the period around their EU entry and free labor market access. Second, we want to exploit the observed patterns in immigration from the EU8 countries that joined in 2004 to identify the effect on the Austrian labor market. More precisely, we want to use variation in the EU8 worker density on the community level over time and over the distance to the closest EU8 border. We find that the share of EU8 employees among all employees in Austria increased by a factor of four from 2003 to 2015. With free access, we see a shift in the composition of migrant workers toward lower-qualified and younger groups. We can further show that the inflow of EU8 employment over time is larger in communities closer to the border.

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    Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    Karl Popper Room DIW Berlin Room 2.3.020 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 334
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 516
    26 Nov 2018

    Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS) In-Kind Transfers, Tagging, and Market Power: Evidence from the Affordable Care Act

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

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  • Stephen P. Ryan (Washington University in St. Louis)

  • Inviter
    Time
    16.00 - 17.15
    Location
    Elinor Ostrom Hall Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    26 to 27 Nov 2018

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Machine Learning in Economics

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  • Stephen Ryan

  • Time
    09:00-12:00 (26.11.2018)
    09:00-17:30 (27.11.2018)
    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
    23 Nov 2018

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics Cartel Formation and Cartel Stability - Experiments on the Role of the Leniency Rule and with open Communication

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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 224
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 504
    23 Nov 2018

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Adjusting to Robots: Worker-Level Evidence

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  • Wolfgang Dauth, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

  • Inviter
    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
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