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  • January 18, 2012

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    The Dynamics of Earnings in Germany: Evidence from Social Security Records

    Speaker: Holger Lüthen
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30-13:30

    We examine patterns of earnings volatility for male employees who are subject to statutory social security contributions in West Germany over the period 1986 - 2005. For this purpose, we analyse individual records covering highly reliable earnings biographies provided by the German Social Security Administration. We decompose earnings into permanent and transitory components and estimate ...

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  • November 23, 2011

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    When can we trust population thresholds in regression discontinuity designs

    Speaker: Florian Ade, Ronny Freier
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30 - 13:30

    A recent literature uses variation just around legislative population thresholds to identify causal effects of institutional changes. We review the use of regression discontinuity designs using such thresholds. Our concern is threefold: (1) simultaneous exogenous (co-)treatment, (2) simultaneous endogenous choices and (3) manipulation and precise control over population measures. Revisiting the ...

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