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19 October 2018

Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics Herd Behavior in FDA Committees: A Structural Approach

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Time
10.30-11.30
Location
Ferdinand Friedensburg Room DIW Berlin Room 2.3.001 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
Contact(s)
at DIW Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 89789 224
Tel.: +49 30 89789 504
18 October 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
    Ferdinand Friedensburg Room DIW Berlin Room 2.3.001 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 436
    17 October 2018

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets "A Schumpeterian Model of Top Income Inequality"

    Top income inequality rose sharply in the United States over the last 40 years but increased only slightly in economies like France and Japan. Why? This paper explores a model in which heterogeneous entrepreneurs, broadly interpreted, exert effort to generate exponential growth in their incomes. On its own, this force leads to rising inequality. Creative destruction by outside innovators restrains this expansion and induces top incomes to obey a Pareto distribution. The development of the world wide web and a reduction in top tax rates are examples of changes that raise the growth rate of entrepreneurial incomes and therefore increase Pareto inequality. In contrast, policies that stimulate creative destruction reduce top inequality. Examples include research subsidies or a decline in the extent to which incumbent firms can block new innovation. Differences in these considerations across countries and over time may explain the varied patterns of top income inequality that we see in the data.

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  • Jihee Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

  • 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
    17 October 2018

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions The Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Low-Income Household Finances

    This paper investigates the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, "Obamacare") on out-of-pocket medical expenditures and access to health care for households across the income distribution. Using a DDD identification strategy and simulated eligibility instruments, I parameterize three of the central policy provisions of the ACA: Medicaid expansion, insurance exchange subsidies and individual mandate penalties, and assess their separate effects. I find that all three policies decreased the OOP of targeted households at the bottom of the income distribution and increased utilization of medical services and access to health care.

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    Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 334
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 516
    15 October 2018

    Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS) The “End of Men” and Rise of Women in the High-Skilled Labor Market

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

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  • Henry E. Siu, University of British Columbia

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

    Berlin Seminar on Energy and Climate Policy Das Klimaschutzgesetz als Kernelement der Transformation

    Deutschland hat zwar ambitionierte Klimaziele und Planungswerke auf Basis von Kabinettsbeschlüssen, es fehlen aber gesetzliche Grundlagen, die die weitere Implementierung und Zielerreichung unterstützen können. Ein Klimaschutzgesetz, wie im Koalitionsvertrag für 2019 vorgesehen, sollte möglichst Klarheit schaffen über institutionelle Verantwortlichkeiten und Abläufe, sowie über prozedurale Elemente wie dem Monitoring und damit verbundenem Gegensteuern im Falle drohender Nichterreichung der gesteckten Klimaziele. Im zweiten BSEC nach der Sommerpause wollen wir mögliche Funktionen und Rollen eines deutschen Klimaschutzgesetzes präsentieren und diskutieren.

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  • Heiner von Lüpke (DIW Berlin), Matthias Duwe (Ecologic Institute)

    Gefolgt von einer Panel-Diskussion mit:
    Dr. Dirk Weinreich (BMU)
    Henning Ellermann (DENEFF)

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

    Berlin Conference on Energy and Electricity Economics Berlin Conference on Sustainable Energy and Infrastructure Economics and Policy – BELEC 2018
    Sustainable Energy for the Low-Carbon Transformation

    In its fith year, the BELEC focusses on contributions of young scholars and INFRATRAIN Doctoral School participants from a variety of organizations, with a focus on discussion and exchange.

    The low-carbon transformation of energy and transportation systems, as well as sustainable development are becoming increasingly important for business, policy and research. The BELEC 2018 will address these topics for a lower-carbon energy future.

    This year’s BELEC focusses on junior researches presenting their work and discussing their results both with academics and practitioners. It aims at a deeper understanding and exchange of ideas and perspectives on the various sectors, including theoretical approaches as well as policy and case studies. We are glad to announce the keynote presentation by Kevin Gould, Senior Advisor for Global Markets and Corporate Strategy at Statkraft.

    The conference language will be English. Contact and registration: belec-conference@diw.de.

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  • Kevin Gould, Statkraft, Oslo, Norway

  • Time
    08:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m
    Location
    Elinor-Ostrom-Saal DIW Berlin Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 329
    11 October 2018

    Workshop SET-Nav Modeling Workshop
    Two-stage decision making and modelling for energy markets

    In the SET-Nav project, we push the state-of-the-art of energy-economic-engineering models. Several work packages within the project are dedicated to improve, extend and customize models to better reflect relevant energy system aspects to address the research questions arising from the SET Plan. Models are linked and data is exchanged between them. However, today’s computational limitations effectively restrict the scope, scale and detail of all models. Future computational power and smarter solution algorithms will allow solving larger models that can provide a more holistic picture. In five different modelling workshops we investigate and discuss with the broader research community what should be prioritized when faced with the possibility to enlarge models’ scope, scale or detail given the research questions arising from the SET Plan challenges.

    The workshops are open to interested energy modellers, also beyond the project members. As such, our workshops serve as an open exchange platform and also serve the goal of the Horizon 2020 programme of transparency and openness in applied modelling.

    Two-stage decision modeling shall enable us to better describe complex situations and interactions in energy markets (e.g. between infrastructure decisions and operational decisions). The workshop shall be a combination of a seminar style lecture on the basics of multi-level modeling in the complementarity format and shorter conference style presentations of applications. It will focus on the equilibrium modeling framework and include modern solution techniques.

    Until September 1st, 2018, we are inviting contributions to the workshop. If you are interested in presenting your modeling approach and/or application of multi-level modeling, please contact Dr. Franziska Holz at DIW Berlin ().

    Participation is free of charge, but seats are limited and participants have to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. Registration for participation is possible until October 1st, 2018.

    Please register here

    We are looking forward to a fruitful exchange of ideas and experiences in the workshop. Welcome to Berlin!

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  • Confirmed key speaker: Prof. Sauleh Siddiqui, Johns Hopkins University

  • Time
    09:00 am - 06:15 pm
    Location
    Elinor Ostrom Hall Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 337
    Contact(s)
    external
    11 October 2018

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar She's Leaving Home: A Large Sample Investigation of the Empty Nest Syndrome

    This presentation presents recent research about the Empty Nest Syndrome using the SOEP. Using life satisfaction, the investigation considers the subjective well-being of mothers and/or fathers following the  departure  of  the  last  child  from  the  parental  home. Following a brief literature review and discussion of economic considerations, empirical results are presented from both fixed effects analysis and entropy balancing. In both cases, evidence for the existence of an Empty nest Syndrome are found. Moderators and confounders are also uncovered, highlighting what may exacerbate or ameliorate somewhat the lower well-being of new Empty Nesters.

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  •  Alan Piper (Universität Flensburg)

  • 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 461
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 326
    4 to 5 October 2018

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Spatial Econometrics

    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 Anton Velinov Ph.D.

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  • 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
    2 October 2018

    Graduate Center Courses Preparatory Math Course

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    Time
    13:00-17:30
    Location
    Anna-J.-Schwartz-Raum DIW Berlin Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 460
    28 Sept 2018

    Berlin IO Day 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, 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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    ESMT Berlin European School of Management and Technology Schloßplatz 1 10178 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 520
    24 Sept 2018

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Risk Adjustment and Early Academic Outcomes of Funded Children with Disability

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  • John Haisken-DeNew (University of Melbourne)

  • 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 461
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 326
    17 Sept 2018

    Event Forward guidance and policy normalisation

    Benoît Cœuré has been a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank since 1 January 2012. He is responsible for International and European Relations, Market Operations and the Oversight of Payment Systems. He is the Chairman of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) of the Bank for International Settlements, and has held this position since October 2013. He has held various positions at the French Treasury, notably that of Chief Executive of the debt management office Agence France Trésor, G7 and G20 sous-sherpa, Deputy Director General and Chief Economist. Graduate of the École polytechnique and alumnus of the École nationale de la statistique et de l’administration économique (ENSAE), he teaches at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). He is also the author of numerous articles and books on international and European monetary and financial issues.

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    Time
    11.00 - 12.15
    Location
    Q-Club Quartier Zukunft Friedrichstraße 181 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    13 to 14 Sept 2018

    Workshop Linos-2 Workshop

    As part of the DFG-funded project Strukturelle Bedingungen von Gerechtigkeitseinstellungen über den Lebensverlauf (for short LINOS for Legitimation of Inequalities over the Life-span), a workshop will take place on 13th and 14th of September, 2018 at the DIW premises.

    The workshop will focus on the first two waves of an employee panel, which is surveyed in the context of the LINOS project. Supplemented by linked administrative data from the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nürnberg, the survey enables a longitudinal view on justice attitudes over the life course, taking into account detailed information about the embedding of respondents into social contexts (project description).

    The workshop offers national and international scientists a forum to gain first insights into the methods and results of the LINOS survey and to discuss current work on empirical justice research. On the first day of the workshop, the data of the project will be introduced, supported by contributions on outcome- and order-related attitudes towards justice from cross- and longitudinal perspectives. The second day shows further perspectives of data usage by discussing methodological research with LINOS data and administrative data as well as contributions from experimental justice research. Furthermore, the role of personal networks for justice attitudes is discussed. The workshop concludes with some remarks on access to LINOS data and the possibilities of future research collaborations.

    The workshop language is English.

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  • Location
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 419
    9 to 14 Sept 2018

    SOEPcampus 12th International Research Workshop “Methods for Ph.D.”

    Empirical research is seeking through methodological processes to discover, hopefully, nontrivial facts and insights. Beside choosing a topic and grounding an idea in theory, empirical research consists of gathering and analysing data as well as presenting results in scientific contexts in order to contribute new issues to the body of acquired knowledge – not only to someone‘s own but also to that of others.

    The workshop this year tackles these steps of your research project:

    • Gathering data via (un)structured interviews and analysing standardised survey data and
    • using the computer for qualitative data analysis and as a tool for statistics.

    These steps will strengthen the cooperation in empirical research to boost and streamline one’s project.

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    Location
    Akademie Sankelmark (near Flensburg) Akademieweg 6 24988 Oeversee
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 281
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    external
    Workshop committee:
    Simon Fietze, Wenzel Matiaske, and Heiko Stüber
    E-Mail: irwsnetwork@gmail.com
    29 August 2018

    Berlin Seminar on Energy and Climate Policy Gas Transit through Ukraine – Discussing Ways Forward

    The transit contract between Russia and Ukraine ends 31 December 2019. The future of Ukraine’s gas transit is uncertain, because export volumes are expected to be redirected through Nord Stream 2 and Turk Stream. Yet, gas transit through Ukraine remains important for the country but also for Central and South Eastern Europe. What are ways forward with regard to gas market reforms and a contractual arrangements?

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  • Edward C. Chow, Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS, Washington

  • 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
    30 July 2018

    30 July 2018 to 1 August 2018 Graduate Center Short Course Structural Vector Autoregressive Analysis

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  • Lutz Kilian

  • Time
    09:00-17:00
    Location
    Elinor Ostrom Hall Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 210
    25 July 2018

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions Care & Careers: Housework Distribution and Occupational Prestige

    Despite increasing female labor market participation over the past decades care duties are hardly been shared more equally within couples. We challenge existing approaches (time availability theory, relative resources approach) on the formation of care arrangements with the human capital theory focusing on the consequences of an unequal distribution of housework. We argue that couples make simultaneous decisions on the time spent in market and care work. A more equal care distribution frees women’s time resources and enhances their abilities to participate in the labor market and have more successful employment careers. Based on GSOEP data we investigate the effects of different care work distributions within heterosexual couple households on their employment probability and occupational success. In this version of the paper we estimate fixed effect regressions also that control for individual and household characteristics as well as general time trends. Preliminary results show that the total amount of housework and its distribution between partners significantly affect, both, the labor market participation and the occupational prestige of men and women.

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    Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 265
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 516
    19 to 20 July 2018

    International SOEP User Conference 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.

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    Location
    Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften Jägerstraße 22/23 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 418
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 283
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 251
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