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5 June 2019

DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets TBA

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  • Marek Jarocinski, European Central Bank

  • Time
    12:00-13:15
    Location
    Joan Robinson Room DIW Berlin Room 3.3.002a Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 486
    24 May 2019

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics How does receiving an unusual antibiotic resistance test result affect a physician's future treatment decisions?

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    Time
    10:30 - 11:30
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 224
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 504
    24 May 2019

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar TBA

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    13:15 - 14:30
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 673
    22 May 2019

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets European unemployment insurance

    The paper explores the scope for a federal unemployment insurance scheme in the euro area. It models a union of atomistic member states that have authority over a wide range of domestic labor-market policies. Member states are faced with idiosyncratic business-cycle shocks, but are prevented from international borrowing.
    Labor-market frictions and wage rigidities mean that business cycles are inecient. Federal UI transfers are nanced through a lump-sum tax on member states. For xed local labor-market policies, optimal federal unemployment-based transfers provide full insurance against regional shocks, and smooth the business cycle. If member states can adjust labor-market policies in response, however, optimal federal UI is much less generous, rendering federal UI ineective. Indexation of payouts to past unemployment rates does not address the dynamic incentives to freeride. Federaltransfers can be eective if more political authority is transferred to the federal level: either authority over labor-market policies, or if the federal UI system is structured like an enforceable loan.

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  • Prof. Dr. Philip Jung, Technische Universität Dortmund

  • Time
    12:00-13:15
    Location
    Joan Robinson Room DIW Berlin Room 3.3.002a Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    Tel.: +49 30 89789 486
    21 to 22 May 2019

    Workshop Comparative Life Course Research
    Joint German-Japan Workshop

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    Tel.: +49 30 89789 490
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 671
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 283
    20 May 2019

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics Gender Wage Gaps and Worker Mobility: Evidence from the Garment Sector in Bangladesh

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  • Christopher Woodruff, University of Oxford

  • Time
    12:30 - 14:00
    Location
    Karl Popper Room DIW Berlin Room 2.3.020 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
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    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 670
    20 May 2019

    Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS) Intergenerational Spillovers in Disability Insurance

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

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  • Gordon Dahl (University of California, San Diego)

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    Time
    16.00 - 17.15
    Location
    Elinor Ostrom Hall Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    15 May 2019

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions The Impact of Formal Child Care on Parenting Intensity

    (together with C. Katharina Spieß and Sevrin Waights)
    We examine the impact of day care usage on parenting activities. We measure parenting activities as the amount of time that parents spend on child rearing and, in particular, on educational activities with children. Using time-use data and panel data of a household survey, we estimate the effects at the extensive (use vs. non-use) and intensive (full-day vs. half-day) margins of day care, respectively. We make use of variation in day care availability across age groups and geographies to implement fuzzy-DD and IV-2SLS approaches. Our estimates imply that day care usage reduces the amount of time that parents spend with their children overall but that there are only small impacts on the time spent on educational activities, specifically. As a result, day care usage increases the educational content of the home environment. This finding offers evidence for a previously under-explored channel for child development effects, i.e. through the effect of day care on parenting intensity. We find these effects to be more pronounced for less-educated parents, which may help explain the bigger child development impacts for this group seen in the literature.

    Speaker
    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 356
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 261
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 353
    15 May 2019

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Ambiguity Attitudes about investments: Evidence from the field

    Using an incentivized survey and a representative sample of investors, we elicit ambiguity attitudes toward a familiar company stock, a local stock index, a foreign stock index, and a crypto currency. We separately estimate ambiguity aversion (ambiguity preferences) and perceived ambiguity levels (perceptions about ambiguity), while controlling for unknown likelihood beliefs. We show that ambiguity aversion is highly correlated across different assets and can be summarized by a single underlying factor. By contrast, individuals’ perceived ambiguity levels differ depending on the type of asset and cannot be summarized by a single underlying factor. Perceived ambiguity is mitigated by financial literacy and education, while the preference component is correlated with risk aversion. Perceived ambiguity proves to be related to actual investment choices, validating our measure. Finally, our results imply that policies enhancing financial literacy and knowledge of financial markets can help stimulate equity market participation and reduce inequality, as these reduce peoples’ perceived levels of ambiguity about financial assets.

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  • Roy Kouwenberg, Mahidol University, Bangkok

  • Time
    12:00-13:15
    Location
    Joan Robinson Room DIW Berlin Room 3.3.002a Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 486
    10 May 2019

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics Financial Markets, Common Ownership and Product Market Outcomes

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    Time
    10.30-11.00
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 224
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 504
    10 May 2019

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics M&A and innovation in the pharmaceutical industry

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    Time
    10.00-10:30
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 224
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 504
    10 May 2019

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Do immigrants prefer regions in which people are generally more open towards immigrants and immigration?

    In my dissertation, I analyse the effect of migrant-open climate on immigrant location choice: Do immigrants prefer regions in which people are generally more open towards immigrants and immigration? I argue that to maximise well-being, immigrants reduce their risk of facing discrimination by choosing regions of residence in which migrant-open climate is higher.To capture revealed preferences, migrant-open climate is a voter-weighted measure of party positions on immigrants and immigration.
    The work in progress I present at the brown bag seminar focuses on the third empirical chapter, which adds an individual analysis of immigrant location choice in Germany, and tests if immigrants' life satisfaction does depend on migrant-open climate. The SOEP sample consists of both direct and indirect immigrants. Explaining variation in immigrants' moving behaviour, I estimate linear probability models with county and year dummies. I find that the migrant-open climate in a county has a positive pull effect on an immigrant's choice of her or his new location of residence. Secondly, I find a significant negative effect of migrant-open climate on immigrants' life satisfaction, which contradicts my theoretical expectation. That result is driven by immigrants who have never moved, by immigrants with an indirect migration background, and by immigrants who have German citizenship.
    Since people's experienced discrimination partly depends on their ethnicity, I compare effects on both moving probability and life satisfaction for different ethnic groups, and test for threshold effects of migrant-open climate on life satisfaction.
    I am interested in general feedback, but would also appreciate your input on modeling ethnicity with SOEP data. To this end, the presentation also includes a SOEP-specific technical section.

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  • Vera Guill (BGSS)

  • Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    Joan Robinson Room DIW Berlin Room 3.3.002a Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 461
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 326
    10 May 2019

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar The effects of a conditional home care subsidy on child care choices and maternal employment

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  • Daniel Kühnle, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

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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
    6 May 2019

    Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics The Effects of Attending Kindergarten on Child Development in Rural India

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  • Joshua Dean, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
    This time at 13:00 - 14:30!

  • Time
    13:00 - 14:30
    Location
    Besprechungsraum 33002c nn DIW Berlin Room 3.3.002c Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
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    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 670
    29 April 2019

    Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS) Can Gender Quotas in Candidate Lists Empower Women? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design

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

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  • Manuel Bagues (Aalto University)

  • Time
    16.00 - 17.15
    Location
    Elinor Ostrom Hall Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    26 April 2019

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics The effect of a leniency rule on cartel formation and stability: experiments 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
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    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 224
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 504
    26 April 2019

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar Multiproduct Retailing and Consumer Shopping Behavior: The Role of Shopping Costs

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  • Daniel Herrera-Araujo, Université Paris-Dauphine

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    Time
    13.15 - 14.30
    Location
    Anna J. Schwartz Room Room 5.2.010 Mohrenstraße 58 10117 Berlin
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    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 165
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 673
    25 to 26 April 2019

    Workshop Finance and Development 2019

    Financial systems have developed rapidly in many developing countries. These changes increase the need for research into their effects. To this end DIW Berlin will host a workshop in the field of “Finance and Development” to be held in Berlin on April 25 in the afternoon and full day April 26, 2019.

    Attendance by invitation!

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  • David McKenzie (World Bank)

  • Location
    Elinor-Ostrom-Saal DIW Berlin Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
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    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 519
    24 April 2019

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar Erwartungen an Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft - an Innovative Longitudinal Survey on Social Justice Attitudes

    It is becoming increasingly clear that the subjective perception and evaluation of objective inequalities as 'just' or 'unjust'play a key role in their reproduction and consequences.

    The  LINOS project headed by Stefan Liebig examines how and why the structural conditions in which individuals are embedded influence these attitudes towards justice. To this end, the project group conducts the longitudinal survey Erwartungen an Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, which will be introduced in the upcoming Brown Bag.
    The study is based on a sample of employed persons drawn from the social security report and encompasses two waves so far (2012/13 and 2017). Supplemented by linked administrative data from the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg, the survey enables a longitudinal view of justice attitudes over the life course, taking into account detailed information on respondents' social contexts (e.g. employment, partnership, social network).
    The survey focuses on justice attitudes with regard to one's own and others' incomes (outcome-related justice attitudes), the rules according to which goods and burdens should be distributed (order-related justice attitudes) and the procedures involved in generating inequalities (procedural justice attitudes).

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    Time
    12:30 - 13:30
    Location
    Besprechungsraum 33002c nn DIW Berlin Room 3.3.002c Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 461
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 326
    17 April 2019

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions Information Provision and Postgraduate Studies

    This is the first paper to experimentally examine effects of information provision on postgraduate education decisions. We conduct and evaluate an online-RCT across 446 college students close to completion of their undergraduate degree and provide information about pecuniary and non-pecuniary consequences of postgraduate studies. We find negative effects on intentions and postgraduate enrollment. Exploiting rich baseline information, partly collected five years before the intervention, we show that these effects are strongest for students with worse academic performance based on their final high school GPA and students with parents who have no postgraduate aspirations for their child. For these subgroups of students, the information provision increases the perceived pecuniary returns to having only an undergraduate degree, making a postgraduate degree relatively less attractive. Our results further add to the black box of socio-economic differences in educational decisions and the importance of pecuniary and non-pecuniary information provision, which is scalable at low cost.

    Speaker
    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 356
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 261
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 353
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