International Economics Department Events

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April 23 - 24, 2020
Workshop

Finance and Development 2020

Speaker: Emily L. Breza, Harvard University
Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
Room 1.2.019
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin

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 23 in the afternoon and full day April 24, 2020. Attendance by invitation!

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November 20 - 21, 2019
Workshop

Workshop on Development Economics: "Firms and Productivity"

Location: Joan Robinson Room
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002a
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin

This workshop brings together high profile junior researchers from leading universities in Europe and the US, who present recent work on the nexus of firms and productivity in developing economies. The workshop is jointly organized by researchers from the DIW and the University of Munich (LMU). Attendance by invitation!

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November 18, 2019
Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics

From workers to capitalists in less than two generations: A study of Chinese urban elite transformation between 1988 and 2013

Speaker: Li Yang, Paris School of Economics
Location: Conference Room 33002c nn
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002c
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 14:00

Economic and social transformation of China during the past 40 years is without precedent in human history. While the economic transformation was extensively studied, social transformation was not. In this paper, we use for the first time harmonized household surveys covering the period 1988-2013 to study the changes in the characteristics the richest 5 percent of China’s urban population. ...

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November 4, 2019
Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics

Targeting Network Spillovers: Experimental Evidence from a Health Intervention in Zambia

Speaker: Anselm Hager, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Location: Besprechungsraum 33002c nn
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002c
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 14:00

We study how different network targeting mechanisms affect the direct and spillover impacts of a school-based health intervention in Zambia. Across 133 schools, we randomly assigned whether the intervention was administered to i) a random selection of students; ii) most central students; or iii) most central students and an additional friend. Our results indicate that the two-hour intervention had ...

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July 12, 2019
Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics

Psychology and Behavioral Economics of Poverty

Speaker: Johannes Haushofer, Princeton University
Location: Karl Popper Room
DIW Berlin
Room 2.3.020
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 14:00

DENeB brings together researchers in the Berlin area who are working on themes related to Development Economics. The seminar series gives invited guests the opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from members of the network.

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July 10, 2019
Seminar

A Storm but no Damage - Global Equity Market Overreaction and Distorting Arbitrage around Brexit

Speaker: Dirk Baur
Location: Joan Robinson Room
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002a
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:00-13:15

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July 3, 2019
Seminar

Distance(s) and the volatility of international trade(s)

Speaker: Cedric Tille, Graduate Institute Geneva
Location: Joan Robinson Room
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002a
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:00-13:15

Abstract: Does distance matter for the volatility of international real and financial transactions? We show that it does, in addition to its well-established relevance for the level of trade. A simple model of trade with endogenous markups shows that demand shocks have a larger impact on trade between more distant countries. We test this implication in two steps, relying on a broad range of real ...

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June 26, 2019
Seminar

Growing Like Germany: Local Public Debt, Local Banks, Low Private Investment

Speaker: Mathias Hoffmann, University of Zurich
Location: Joan Robinson Room
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002a
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:00-13:15

Germany’s persistent current account surplus reflects to a large extent low domestic private investment. We argue that two factors—the local fragmentation of Germany’s banking system and the role of local banks in local public finance—can help explain why investment is so low. Local public banks dominate lending to small and medium firms in many regions of Germany. At the ...

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June 19, 2019
Seminar

Microforecasting with Individual Forecast Selection

Speaker: Raffaella Giacomini, University College London
Location: Joan Robinson Room
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002a
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:00-13:15

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June 17, 2019
Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics

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Speaker: Kate Orkin, University of Oxford
Location: Karl Popper Room
DIW Berlin
Room 2.3.020
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 14:00

DENeB brings together researchers in the Berlin area who are working on themes related to Development Economics. The seminar series gives invited guests the opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from members of the network.

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June 12, 2019
Seminar

Fiscal Policy under Constraints: Fiscal Capacity and Austerity during the Great Depression”

Speaker: Andrea Papadia
Location: Joan Robinson Room
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002a
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:00-13:15

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June 6, 2019
DIW Lecture on Money and Finance

Unelected Power: Technocrats and Legitimacy

Speaker: Paul Tucker
Location: DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:15 bis 13:45 Uhr

with  Paul Tucker

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June 5, 2019
Seminar

International spillovers of the Fed and ECB monetary policy surprises

Speaker: Marek Jarocinski, European Central Bank
Location: Karl Popper Room
DIW Berlin
Room 2.3.020
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:00-13:15

This paper uses a structural vector autoregression identified with the high frequency approach to study the international spillovers of the Fed and ECB monetary policy surprises. It distinguishes between the news about monetary policy (monetary policy shocks) and news about the economy in these surprises. The paper finds that the Fed monetary policy shocks have a very strong effect on the euro ...

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June 3, 2019
Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics

Aggregating Distributional Treatment Effects: A Bayesian Hierarchical Analysis of the Microcredit Literature

Speaker: Rachael Meager, London School of Economics and Political Science
Location: Besprechungsraum 33002c nn
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002c
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 14:00

DENeB brings together researchers in the Berlin area who are working on themes related to Development Economics. The seminar series gives invited guests the opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from members of the network.

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May 22, 2019
Seminar

European unemployment insurance

Speaker: Marek Jarocinski, European Central Bank
Location: Joan Robinson Room
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002a
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:00-13:15

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 ...

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May 20, 2019
Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics

Gender Wage Gaps and Worker Mobility: Evidence from the Garment Sector in Bangladesh

Speaker: Christopher Woodruff, University of Oxford
Location: Karl Popper Room
DIW Berlin
Room 2.3.020
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 14:00

DENeB brings together researchers in the Berlin area who are working on themes related to Development Economics. The seminar series gives invited guests the opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from members of the network.

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May 15, 2019
Seminar

Ambiguity Attitudes about investments: Evidence from the field

Speaker: Roy Kouwenberg, Mahidol University, Bangkok
Location: Joan Robinson Room
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002a
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:00-13:15

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 ...

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May 6, 2019
Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics

The Effects of Attending Kindergarten on Child Development in Rural India

Speaker: Joshua Dean, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Location: Besprechungsraum 33002c nn
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002c
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:00 - 14:30

DENeB brings together researchers in the Berlin area who are working on themes related to Development Economics. The seminar series gives invited guests the opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from members of the network.

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April 25 - 26, 2019
Workshop

Finance and Development 2019

Speaker: David McKenzie, World Bank
Location: Elinor-Ostrom-Saal
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin

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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April 10, 2019
Seminar

Reforms and the Real Exchange Rate: The Role of Pricing-to-Market

Speaker: Celine Poilly, University of Aix-Marseille, France
Location: Joan Robinson Room
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002a
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:00-13:15

The paper investigates how endogenous markups affect the extent to which policy reforms can inuence international competitiveness. In a two-country model where trade costs allow for international market segmentation, we show that endogenous pricing-to-market behavior of firms acts as an important transmission channel of the policies. By strengthening the degree of competition between rms, product ...

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