International Economics Department Events

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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
Zeit:
  • 12:30 - 14:00
Location: Karl Popper Room
DIW Berlin
Room 2.3.020
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin

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
DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets

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

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

The DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets intends to provide a platform for discussing current research in the field of macroeconomics, financial markets, and applied econometrics. The public is invited to attend. Please contact the coordinators if you want to be put on the mailing list.

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July 3, 2019
DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets

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

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

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
DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets

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

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

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
DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets

Microforecasting with Individual Forecast Selection

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

The DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets intends to provide a platform for discussing current research in the field of macroeconomics, financial markets, and applied econometrics. The public is invited to attend. Please contact the coordinators if you want to be put on the mailing list.

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June 17, 2019
Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics

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

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
DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets

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

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

The DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets intends to provide a platform for discussing current research in the field of macroeconomics, financial markets, and applied econometrics. The public is invited to attend. Please contact the coordinators if you want to be put on the mailing list.

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June 6, 2019
DIW Lecture on Money and Finance

Unelected Power: Technocrats and Legitimacy

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

with  Paul Tucker

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June 5, 2019
DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets

International spillovers of the Fed and ECB monetary policy surprises

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

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
Zeit:
  • 12:30 - 14:00
Location: Besprechungsraum 33002c nn
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002c
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin

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
DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets

European unemployment insurance

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

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
Zeit:
  • 12:30 - 14:00
Location: Karl Popper Room
DIW Berlin
Room 2.3.020
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin

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
DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets

Ambiguity Attitudes about investments: Evidence from the field

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

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
Zeit:
  • 13:00 - 14:30
Location: Besprechungsraum 33002c nn
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002c
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin

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
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 25 in the afternoon and full day April 26, 2019. Attendance by invitation!

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April 10, 2019
DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets

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

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

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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March 13, 2019
DIW Lecture on Money and Finance

The International Transmission of Monetary Policy: Evidence from the International Banking Research Network

Speaker: Claudia Buch
Zeit:
  • 11.15 to 12.30 p.m.

Claudia M. Buch Vice President, Deutsche Bundesbank Welcome by Lukas Menkhoff | Head of Department International Economics at DIW Berlin Moderation by Dorothea Schäfer | Research Director Financial Markets at DIW BerlinInternational economic policy discussion centers around the volatility of capital flows and the impact on exchange rates, asset prices, and credit. Banks continue to account ...

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February 21, 2019
Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics

Social media and protests in China

Speaker: David Strömberg
Zeit:
  • 12:30 - 14:00
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin

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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January 23, 2019
DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets

Monetary Policy Spillovers, Capital Controls and Exchange Rate Regimes, and the Financial Channel of Exchange Rates

Speaker: Georgios Georgiadis, European Central Bank
Zeit:
  • 12:00-13:15
Location: Joan Robinson Room
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002a
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin

We assess the empirical validity of the trilemma (or impossible trinity) in the 2000s for a large sample of advanced and emerging economies. To do so, we estimate Taylor-rule type monetary policy reaction functions, relating the local policy rate to real-time forecasts of domestic fundamentals, global variables, as well as the base-country policy rate. In the regressions, we explore variations in ...

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January 16, 2019
DIW Seminar on Macroeconomics and Financial Markets

"News-driven inflation expectations and information rigidities"

Speaker: Leif Anders Thorsrud, Norges Bank
Zeit:
  • 12:00-13:15
Location: Joan Robinson Room
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002a
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin

We investigate the role played by the media in the expectations formation process of households. Using a novel news-topic-based approach we show that the news types the media choose to report on are good predictors of households' stated ination expectations. In turn, in a noisy information model setting, augmented with a simple media channel, we show that the underlying time series properties of ...

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