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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
    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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    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 321
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 465
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    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

  • 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
    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 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
    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

    Event Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society
    Book Presentation by Glen Weyl

    Many blame today's economic inequality, stagnation, and political instability on the free market. The solution is to rein in the market, right? Radical Markets turns this thinking on its head. It reveals bold new ways to organize markets for the good of everyone. It shows how the emancipatory force of genuinely open, free, and competitive markets can lead to greater equality, prosperity, and cooperation. Eric Posner and Glen Weyl demonstrate why private property is inherently monopolistic, show how the principle of one person, one vote inhibits democracy, and argue that every citizen of a host country should benefit from immigration―not just migrants and their capitalist employers. They propose leveraging antitrust laws to liberate markets from the grip of institutional investors and creating a data labor movement to force digital monopolies to compensate people for their electronic data. Only by radically expanding the scope of markets can we reduce inequality, restore robust economic growth, and resolve political conflicts. But to do that, we must replace our most sacred institutions with truly free and open competition―Radical Markets shows how.

    We hope that you will be able to join us, and look forward to your participation. To participate, we kindly ask you to register by emailing .

    Speaker
  • Daniel Friedman | Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Research Professor in Market Design at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center
    Glen Weyl
    | Author, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and visiting Senior Research Scholar in Economics and Law at Yale University
    Moderation by Ludwig Siegele | Technology Editor at The Economist

  • Time
    5.00 to 7.00 p.m.
    Location
    Elinor Ostrom Hall Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 569
    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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  • Monika Merz, University of Vienna

  • Time
    12:00-13:15
    Location
    Karl Popper Room DIW Berlin Room 2.3.020 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 486
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 409
    1 June 2018

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

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  • Stefan Bauernschuster, University of Passau

  • Inviter
    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 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
    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
    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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  • 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
    30 May 2018

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions Fertility as a Driver of Maternal Employment

    Based on findings of an extensive empirical literature that mainly stem from high- income countries, economists often hypothesize that having more children, especially young ones, unambiguously decreases the time mothers spend in the labor market. Re- search on middle- and low-income countries is scarce, despite of several interesting aspects that are common to these countries and that potentially matter for the relationship between fertility and maternal labor supply: the low wealth of a large number of house- holds, the provision of informal child care within extended families, and the high prevalence of informal employment. I use Mexican census data from 2010 in order to provide new evidence on the relationship between fertility and female labor market outcomes in a middle-income country. In order to disentangle causal effects of childbearing, parental preferences for mixed-sex siblings are exploited. My findings show that an exogenous rise in family size is associated with a significant increase in labor supply by mothers that are induced to change their family size by the instrument. This response tends to be driven by an increase in formal employment at the intensive margin for a very small fraction of women, while having mainly an impact at the extensive margin for informal labor. I further show that the presence of grandparents and low household wealth potentially contribute to this positive effect. The external validity of my results is shown to be limited, but econometric approaches that allow to extrapolate from this effect indicate that the response in informal employment is non-negative for the whole sample.

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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
    25 May 2018

    Graduate Center Masterclasses Macroeconomic Policy Games

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  • Martin Bodenstein

  • Time
    09:00-12:30
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 246
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 460
    25 May 2018

    Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics Knowledge-based Capital and Productivity Divergence

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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
    23 May 2018

    DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets Employment, Wages and Optimal Monetary Policy

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  • Martin Bodenstein, FED

  • 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
    23 May 2018

    Event 2nd DIW Lecture on Money and Finance on SBBS – De-risking Europe’s Financial Markets

    Europe’s sovereign debt crisis has proven particularly pernicious. A key reason for that was the strong link between banks and states. Banks’ fate was inextricably mingled with their respective sovereign, what was alluded to as the doom-loop. From a euro area perspective, banks were under-diversified, exposed to too much concentration risk. One interesting answer to this issue could be the creation of a – synthetic – European, i.e. non-national, safe asset – without risk-sharing. Sovereign bond backed securities (SBBS), designed to provide diversification and thus de-risking benefits, could perform a stabilizing role. In the fall of 2016, under the chairmanship of Philip R. Lane, Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, the European Systemic Risk Board launched a comprehensive study to assess the feasibility as well as cost and benefits of such an approach. 

    To register, please confirm your participation by Monday, 21 May 2018 at the email: events@diw.de. 

    Speaker
  • Philip R. Lane, Governor, Central Bank of Ireland

  • Time
    12.00 to 1.30 p.m.
    Location
    Elinor Ostrom Hall Room 1.2.019 Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    Contact(s)
    at DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 162
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181
    22 May 2018

    Berlin Seminar on Energy and Climate Policy Presenting the new EU Platform: "Coal Regions in Transition" – enabling a `just and fast transition` in Germany and Europe

    The European Commission launched the 'Coal Regions in Transition Platform' on Dec 11th, 2017 in Strasbourg. This initiative shall support transformation projects and provide a high level policy dialogue on coal. In a next step several pilot regions were chosen, including also Lusatia´s coal region. This BSEC shall give the opportunity to discuss future steps needed on the European, German and Regional level to enable `just and fast transition` away from coal to a more sustainable future for the affected regions.

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  • Anna Colucci | PDF, 0.52 MB , Head of Unit DG ENER.B3: Retail markets; coal & oil, European Commission
    Timon Wehnert, Vice Head Berlin Office, Wuppertal Institute
    Dr. Sabrina Schulz, Head of Berlin office, E3G
    Uwe Steffen, Head of Referat 31 Grundsatz, Energierecht, Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Brandenburg

  • 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
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