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17 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
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 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
    11 July 2018

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Measuring Productivity Dispersion: Lessons from Counting One-Hundred Million Ballots

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  • Ethan Ilzetzki, London School of Economics

  • 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 July 2018

    Berlin Seminar on Energy and Climate Policy Energy and Climate Policy in Mexico in the aftermath of National Elections

    In 2013, the Mexican government launched an ambitious reform package that meant to radically change the face of Mexico’s energy system. Besides reforming the oil and gas sectors, amongst others it also aimed at liberalizing the electricity markets, which had historically been in the hands of the State. As the reforms were implemented, additional goals concerning a clean energy source content in the electricity mix were added. Furthermore, the energy sector reform implies a new level of interactions between energy and climate policy, including challenges for policy integration between the two fields.

    Four years and a polarizing presidential election down the road, this new edition of the BSEC shall allow to take stock on what the impacts of the reform have been, what the implications for clean energy deployment and decarbonization are, and what the perspectives for the new government’s energy and climate policy will be. As an important player and international cooperation partner in the discussion for climate and renewable energy policy in the region, Mexico will be one of the main stages of the struggle for socio-ecologic transformation in Latin America, and thus, this will be one of the `hot´ energy and climate policy issues of the summer.

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  • César Alejandro Hernández, Senior Energy Analyst at International Energy Agency
    José Imer Campos & Rodrigo Jiménez, Hertie School of Governance
    Heiner von Lüpke, DIW Berlin

  • Time
    12:30 - 14:30
    Location
    Elinor Ostrom Hall Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 470
    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
    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
    2 July 2018

    Berlin Applied Micro Seminar Heterogeneous Treatment Effects and Optimal Targeting Policy Evaluation

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

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  • Günter J. Hitsch (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)

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

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

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  • Luna Bellani, University of Konstanz

  • 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
    28 June 2018

    Event Growing United Upgrading Europe´s Convergence Machine

    by Arup Banerji, Regional Director for the European Union countries, The World Bank Group

    and Christian Bodewig, Program Leader for Inclusive Growth, The World Bank Group

    Since its foundation more than 60 years ago, the European Union (EU) has become the modern world’s greatest “convergence machine,” propelling poorer, and newer, member states to become high-income economies, and delivering to its citizens some of the highest living standards and lowest levels of income inequality in the world. Today, however, Europeans are increasingly realizing that convergence is by no means automatic. Since the 1990s, population inequality has increased in many parts of the EU as low-income Europeans fall back on the labor market. Also the productivity gap between the southern and northern member states has widened since the early 2000s. The EU is growing, but Europeans "are not growing together". But why? Growing United argues that technological change, by revolutionizing product and labor markets, is slowing down the old convergence machine: technology offers ever-richer opportunities for well-skilled workers and frontier firms, while low-skilled workers and less productive firms risk falling behind. As a result, countries and regions that provide fewer opportunities for people to build relevant skills and a less supportive environment for firms to thrive are losing ground. This calls for upgrading Europe’s convergence machine, to seize the benefits of technological change for all Europeans. Growing United argues that the convergence machine, version 2.0, should focus on the convergence of opportunities for people and firms across the Union. It should support the capabilities of people (skills) and firms (innovation), and provide a level playing field for people and firms through “flexicure” labor markets and an enabling business environment.

    Panel discussion with:
    Arup Banerji, Regional Director for the European Union countries for the World Bank Group. Until January 2016, he was the Senior Director and Head of the Social Protection and Labor Global Practice at the World Bank Group, and concurrently the Senior Director for the Jobs Group, overseeing the World Bank’s operations, strategy and knowledge work on employment and labor markets, social safety nets, and social insurance/pensions issues. He is a research fellow at the Institute for Labour Economics (IZA) in Bonn, Germany, and an invited member of three of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils—on Youth Unemployment, on Inclusive Growth and on India.

    Marcel Fratzscher, President of DIW Berlin. He is Professor of Macroeconomics and Finance at Humboldt-University Berlin, and Chair of the German government expert committee on "Strenghtening investment in Germany". Moreover, he is member of the advisory board of the German development, non-profit Deutsche Welthungerhilfe and member of the supervisory board of the Hertie School of Governance.

    Moderation by:
    Mathilde Richter, Spokeswoman of DIW Berlin

    To participate, we kindly ask you to register at events@diw.de by June 27, 2018.

    Time
    16:00-17:30
    Location
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    27 June 2018

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions Training Participation with Increasing Working Horizons: Evidence from a German Pension Reform

    Investments into the human capital of (older) individuals—by employees, governments and especially firms—are expected to depend on the remaining working horizon of individuals. Thus, with the anticipation of shifts in retirement ages due to pension reforms, an increase in training participation rates should be expected. As training increases the employability of older individuals, this would be an important complementary development to pension reforms aiming to increase the employment rates of older age-groups. In this paper, a 1999 German pension reform is used as a natural experiment to study the development of training participation with increasing working horizons. Pre- and post-reform cohorts are compared in a Regression Discontinuity Design using the German Microcensus. However, based on the evidence available for this study, an increase in training participation in anticipation of longer working horizons could not be found. Thus, further interventions are needed to ensure that shifts in the retirement age do not lead to increased old-age unemployment rates due to low productiveness.

    Speaker
  • Elisabeth Kurz

  • 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 265
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 516
    22 June 2018

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics Battling Resistance: Using Machine Prediction to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing

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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
    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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  • 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
    21 June 2018

    Event Bretton Woods, Brussels, and Beyond: Redesigning the Institutions of Europe

    Economists have discussed extensively what to do to reform the European Project and how, but have been broadly silent on who and when. Which institutions and rules are needed, and when? This eBook shows that such institutional questions, although seldomly raised, are of fundamental importance for the future of European integration. 

    To participate, we kindly ask you to register at by June 20, 2018.

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  • Presentation by
    Jan-Egbert Sturm, Professor at ETH Zurich and Director of KOF Swiss Economic Institute

    Panel discussion with:
    Lars Feld, Professor at University of Freiburg and director of Walter Eucken Institute
    Isabel Schnabel, Professor of Economics and Member of the German Council of Economic Experts 
    Jan-Egbert Sturm, Professor at ETH Zurich and director of KOF Swiss Economic Institute

    Moderation by: Marcel Fratzscher, President of DIW Berlin

  • Time
    12.30-14.00
    Location
    Elinor-Ostrom-Saal DIW Berlin Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    20 June 2018

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Neighborhood level immigrant share, home ownership and charitable giving to refugees?

    Enormous amount of literature in political science, sociology and economics argues that ethnic diversity and economic disparities hinder pro social attitudes and behaviors. Inspired by social identity and out-group threat theories this study tests if being surrounded by ethnic out-group will reduce charitable giving to that out-group among native Germans. This question is tackled by combining individual level data from Socio-Economic Panel with social indicators measured at the neighborhood level. Evidence that charitable giving to refugees among natives decreases in increasing immigrant share is reported. Importantly, this negative statistical association is driven by home-owners residing in the low home-ownership areas. Possible mechanisms underlying these results are discussed.

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    Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    Anna-J.-Schwartz-Raum DIW Berlin Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 235
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 688
    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
    15 June 2018

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Later pension, poorer health? Evidence from the new State Pension age in the UK

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  • Ludovico Carrino, King’s College London and University of Venice Ca’ Foscari

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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
    13 June 2018

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Short-Run Pain of Labor Market Reforms in Recessions? Identifying Asymmetric Reform Effects

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  • Enzo Weber, University of Regensburg

  • 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
    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 and services they use. 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 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 closed. Updated information about the event will be available at the BCCP Conference website.

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  • Stacy Feuer (US Federal Trade Commission)
    Juhan Lepassaar (European Commission, Head of Cabinet to Vice President Andrus Ansip)
    Michael Luca (Harvard Business School)
    Steve Tadelis (University of California, Berkeley)
    Ari Ezra Waldmann (New York Law School)
    Glen Weyl (Microsoft Research and Yale University)

    Moderated by
    Dorothea Kübler (WZB Berlin Social Science Center and Technical University Berlin)
    Ludwig Siegele (The Economist)
    Roland Strausz (Humboldt University Berlin)

  • Time
    10.15 a.m. - 4.30 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
    7 to 8 June 2018

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Contests with Complementarities: Theory and Experiments

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  • 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
    7 June 2018

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics Can Audits Backfire? Evidence from Public Procurement in Chile

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  • Dina Pomeranz, University of Zürich

  • 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
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