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  • September 23, 2022

    Berlin IO Day

    The 13th Berlin IO Day

    Speaker: Rosa Ferrer, Holger Herz, Thomas Otter, Bertel Schjerning, Yossi Spiegel
    Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
    DIW Berlin
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin

    The Berlin IO Day is a one-day workshop sponsored by the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP) and the Society of Friends at DIW Berlin (VdF) and supported by the Berlin's leading academic institutions, including DIW Berlin, ESMT Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin. The aim is to create an international forum for ...

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  • June 17, 2022

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Sponsored Search: How Platforms Exacerbate Product Market Concentration

    Speaker: Akhil Ilango, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Time:
    10:30 - 11:30

    How does online advertising affect consumer behaviour, product pricing and competition? To analyse this, I develop a theory of digital markets where an intermediary provides a platform for firms to advertise their product and where consumers need to engage in costly search if they want to learn about the product characteristics. First, I show that when prices are observable ...

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  • June 10, 2022

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    The Role of Physician-Patient Similarity in Diagnosis and Treatment Decisions: Evidence from Antibiotic Prescribing

    Speaker: Shan Huang, DIW Berlin
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Time:
    10:30 - 11:30

    Physicians in primary care provide initial diagnosis and treatment for a diverse set of patients. However, whereas patients are demographically and socio-economically heterogeneous, physicians typically come from affluent and highly-educated backgrounds. As a result, there is often a mismatch between physicians and the community they serve. I investigate the role of patient-physician similarity ...

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  • May 18, 2022

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    GDPR and the Lost Generation of Innovative Apps

    Speaker: Reinhold Kesler, University of Zurich
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Time:
    15:15 - 16:15

    Using data on 4.1 million apps at the Google Play Store from 2016 to 2019, we document that GDPR induced the exit of about a third of available apps; and in the quarters following implementation, entry of new apps fell by half. We estimate a structural model of demand and entry in the app market. Comparing long-run equilibria with and without GDPR, we find that GDPR reduces consumer surplus and ...

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  • April 7, 2022

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Brothers in Arms: The Value of Coalitions in Sanctions Regimes

    Speaker: Sonali Chowdhry, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
    Location: Joan Robinson Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 3.3.002a
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time:
    10:30 - 11:30

    This paper provides novel empirical results on the welfare impact of sanctions when countries coordinate their sanctions packages. To do so, weconduct simulations with the Caliendo and Parro (2015) CGE model of the world economy that provides changes in welfare under different hypothetical setups of sanctions coalitions. Focusing on the 2012 wave of sanctions against Iran and the 2014 sanctions ...

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  • December 3, 2021

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Antitrust Policy and Innovation

    Speaker: Giovanni Morzenti, Bocconi University, Milan
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Time:
    10:30 - 11:30

    Innovation has recently come to the attention of Antitrust Authorities, even though the effect of mergers on innovation is still hotly debated. I study how the activity of Antitrust Authorities impacts future innovation of merging firms. Exploiting a change in notification rules I build an event study comparing mergers notified to the authorities with non-notified ones. I develop a new methodology ...

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  • November 26, 2021

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Housing Market and Sentiment Analysis

    Speaker: Konstantin A. Kholodilin, DIW Berlin
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Time:
    10:30 - 11:30

    The housing issue is one of the hottest social problems. It is widely debated by the society. These debates contain a large subjective component. In addition, they are expected to correlate with the phases of the housing cycle. One of the most visible and durable manifestationsof these debates are the media items. In this study, we aim at assessing the sentiment of these media publications in ...

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  • November 12, 2021

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Fairness in Markets and Market Experiments

    Speaker: Jana Friedrichsen, DIW Berlin and FU Berlin
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Time:
    10:30 - 11:30

    Whether pro-social preferences identified in economic laboratory experiments survive in natural market contexts is an important and contested issue. We investigate how fairness in a laboratory experiment framed explicitly as a market exchange relates to preferences for fair trade products elicited before and at the end of the market experiment. We find that the willingness to buy at a higher price ...

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  • July 2, 2021

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Venture Capital in Diabetes: A Yes to Big Hits, a No to Competition

    Speaker: Jan Málek, DIW Berlin and KU Leuven
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Time:
    10:30 - 11:30

    Venture capital (VC) is often seen as an instrumental tool that allows many start-ups to pursue innovation with the potential to shake-up current markets and/or to replace incumbents. Using a highly granular, project-level dataset from preclinical diabetes R&D, this paper shows that VCs actively steer the direction of R&D and streamline activities of research focused firms (pipeline firms) ...

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  • June 18, 2021

    Conference

    BCCP Online Panel 2021
    Regulatory Challenges in Digital Markets: the Digital Markets Act

    Speaker: Cristina Caffarra, Isabelle de Silva, Amelia Fletcher, Fiona Scott Morton, Monika Schnitzer, Özlem Bedre-Defolie, Tomaso Duso, Pauline Affeldt
    Location: Online-Event
    Time: 3.00 - 6.00 p.m. CEST (Berlin)

    The tremendous growth of digital transactions – mainly through online platforms - is profoundly affecting the way we interact and opening vast opportunities to improve our lives. Consumers are benefiting from an unprecedented proliferation of new services and products that previously were too costly to be developed and marketed to customers. At the same time, the characteristics of platform ...

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  • May 28, 2021

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    Social Mobility and Economic Development

    Speaker: Guido Neidhöfer, ZEW
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Time: 13:15 - 14:30

    We explore the role of social mobility as driver of economic development. First, we draw the geography of intergenerational mobility of education for 52 Latin American regions, as well as its evolution over time. Then, through a novel weighting procedure that considers the aggregate participation of cohorts to the economy in every year, we estimate the effect of changes in mobility on economic ...

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  • May 21, 2021

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy – Focus on Electro-intensive Firms

    Speaker: Joanna Piechucka, DIW Berlin
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Time:
    10:30 - 11:30

    The European Commission commissioned an international consortium including the DIW Berlin with a background study on State aid in the field of environmental protection and energy. The results of the study are meant to support the Commission in the revision of the EU Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy (EEAG). One key focus of the study was to assess the current rules ...

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  • May 7, 2021

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Emergency Aid for the Self-Employed in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Flash in the Pan?

    Speaker: Caroline Stiel, DIW Berlin
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Time:
    10:30 - 11:30

    The self-employed are among those facing the highest probability of strong income losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments in many countries introduced support programs to support the self-employed, including the German federal government, which approved a €50bn emergency aid program at the end of March 2020 offering one-off lump-sum payments of up to €15,000 to those facing ...

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  • March 12, 2021

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    What Drives Green Capabilities? Evidence from German Firm-level Data

    Speaker: Nils Handler, DIW Berlin
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Time:
    10:30 - 11:30

    Germany is leading in green competitiveness of its product exports. Deploying the green economic complexity methodology using German AFiD firm-level micro data, this study seeks to analyze explanatory variables for this trend such as green R&D subsidies and subnational density of related green technologies in the light of path dependencies in firms accumulation of green capabilities. It ...

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  • March 5, 2021

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Common Ownership Patterns in the European Banking Sector – The Impact of the Financial Crisis

    Speaker: Jo Seldeslachts, DIW Berlin and KU Leuven
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Time:
    10:30 - 11:00

    We provide a description of ownership patterns in the top 25 European banks for the period 2003–2015, where we especially focus on the global financial crisis. Investment managers, such as Blackrock, are dominant in terms of number of block holdings in different banks, maintaining fairly stable “common ownership” networks throughout our sample. However, the financial crisis led ...

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  • March 5, 2021

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    The rise of common ownership: Europe vs the US

    Speaker: Nuria Boot, DIW Berlin and KU Leuven
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Time:
    11:00 - 11:30

    Common ownership - when an investor holds shares in two companies - has recently attracted significant attention from policy-makers and researchers, studying mainly US firms. European firms, however, are different as top investors with large stakes, like governments, founding families and foundations are much more prevalent. This paper takes a well-known common ownership measure derived from ...

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  • February 19, 2021

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    Health Effects of Prenatal and Infancy Home Visiting Programs by Nurses: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial

    Speaker: Gabriella Conti, University College London
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Time: 13:15 - 14:30

    Home visiting programmes are increasingly being implemented across the globe to help vulnerable families with young children, however longer-term experimental evidence on their health impacts on both parents and children is scarce. In this paper we study the medium-term health impacts of a randomized control trial to evaluate the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP), one of the oldest home visitation ...

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  • February 12, 2021

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    The Value of Data for Prediction Policy Problems: Evidence from Antibiotic Prescribing

    Speaker: Shan Huang, DIW Berlin
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Time:
    10:30 - 11:30

    This is an online seminar using Cisco Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   Large-scale personal data collection for the purpose of personalized predictions has been driven by high expectations of efficiency gains in many business and policy settings. Yet, quantifying the trade-off between the costs of linking disconnected silos of personal ...

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  • December 11, 2020

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    The Productivity Riddle in Business Services

    Speaker: Caroline Stiel, DIW Berlin
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Time:
    10:30 - 11:30

    This is an online seminar using Cisco Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   A fast growing and diverse literature has addressed one of the riddles of economic developments: the declining labor productivity growth in almost all advanced economies. One of the reasons discussed is the shift towards service industries with inherently low ...

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  • November 20, 2020

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    The Value of Data: Evidence from Web Tracking

    Speaker: Hannes Ullrich, DIW Berlin and University of Copenhagen
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Time:
    10:30 - 11:30

    This is an online seminar using Cisco Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   The tracking of online user behavior is considered essential for the construction of consumer profiles, which help platforms monetize their services. Prominent examples are advertising in online search or social media, but also online retailing in which matching ...

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