Public Economics Department Events

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October 21, 2019
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

The Gender Pay Gap in an Online Labour Market: The Cost of Multi-Tasking

Speaker: Abigail Adams-Prassl
Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 16.00 - 17.15

BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

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October 8 - 9, 2019
Workshop

Eating Meat 2019 - Determinants, consequences and interventions

Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin

The goal of this workshop is to bring together scholars from the social sciences working on the various aspects of human consumption of animal products. We want to engage in a discussion about what we know and do not know about the consumption of meat and dairy, its economic and environmental consequences, as well as possible ways to design effective interventions. Topics include, but are not ...

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August 7, 2019
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Investment Losses and Inequality

Speaker: Johannes König
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

Systematic differences along the wealth distribution in investment performance will potentially have large consequences for the level and persistence of wealth inequality. These differences in performance are hard to measure except in a few, select countries with detailed information on household portfolios. In this paper we use a modified version of the Global Capital Asset Pricing Model ...

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July 24, 2019
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Wealth inequality in Germany, 1895-2017

Speaker: Charlotte Bartels
Location: Joan Robinson Room
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002a
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

(together with Thilo Albers (HU Berlin) und Moritz Schularick (Uni Bonn)) This paper provides the first long-run wealth inequality series for Germany. We combine wealth tax data, survey data, national accounts' household balance sheets, and lists of large wealth holders to study the accumulation and distribution of wealth in Germany from 1895 to 2017. We find that wealth concentration in ...

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July 10, 2019
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Better Together? Heterogeneous Effects of Tracking on Student Achievement

Speaker: Sönke Matthewes (WZB)
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

This study estimates mean and distributional effects of early between-school ability tracking on student achievement. For identification, I exploit heterogeneity in tracking regimes between German federal states. After comprehensive primary school, about 40% of students are selected for the academic track and taught in separate schools in all states. The remaining students, however, are either ...

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June 21, 2019
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

The Roots of Inequality: Estimating Inequality of
Opportunity from Regression Trees and Forests

Speaker: Paul Hufe, ifo Insititut, München
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15 - 14:30

The seminar serves as a forum for discussing current research projects by researchers from universities and research institutes in Germany and around the world. The focus of the presented work is typically on applied microeconomics or applied microeconometrics. Time: Friday, 13.15 - 14.30 (time subject to variation) Please note that DIW Applied Micro Seminar will take place online during the ...

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June 12, 2019
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

New International Evidence on the Effects of Minimum Wages

Speaker: David Neumark, University of California, Irvine
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13.15 - 14.30

The seminar serves as a forum for discussing current research projects by researchers from universities and research institutes in Germany and around the world. The focus of the presented work is typically on applied microeconomics or applied microeconometrics. Time: Friday, 13.15 - 14.30 (time subject to variation) Please note that DIW Applied Micro Seminar will take place online during the ...

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June 7, 2019
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Collaborative Learning & Student Outcomes: Evidence from a Field Experiment

Speaker: Nabanita Datta Gupta, Aarhus University
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13.15 - 14.30

The seminar serves as a forum for discussing current research projects by researchers from universities and research institutes in Germany and around the world. The focus of the presented work is typically on applied microeconomics or applied microeconometrics. Time: Friday, 13.15 - 14.30 (time subject to variation) Please note that DIW Applied Micro Seminar will take place online during the ...

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June 5, 2019
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Paid Family Leave and Fertility: The Case of California

Speaker: Pamela A. Meyerhofer (Cornell University)
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

Current research on maternal and parental leave focuses on leave take-up and employment outcomes, finding that short leaves have beneficial labor market outcomes. As the US faces below replacement fertility and an aging population, we need to consider potential unintended fertility consequences of these policies. Generous European and Australian leave policies have increased fertility and ...

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May 29, 2019
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Changing the incentive to pollute: Heterogeneous effects of waste pricing policies

Speaker: Marica Valente
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

To internalize pollution externalities of municipal waste, Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) pricing schemes for unsorted waste are adopted worldwide. This paper estimates causal effects of PAYT on unsorted, recycling and total waste generation, and analyzes the determinants of policy adoption and compliance. The empirical strategy uses a multiple random forest approach on a unique six-year panel data ...

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May 27, 2019
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Patient vs. Provider Incentives in Long-Term Care

Speaker: R. Vincent Pohl
Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 16.00 - 17.15

BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

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May 20, 2019
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Intergenerational Spillovers in Disability Insurance

Speaker: Gordon Dahl
Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 16.00 - 17.15

BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

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May 15, 2019
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

The Impact of Formal Child Care on Parenting Intensity

Speaker: Jonas Jessen
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

(together with C. Katharina Spieß and Sevrin Waights) We examine the impact of day care usage on parenting activities. We measure parenting activities as the amount of time that parents spend on child rearing and, in particular, on educational activities with children. Using time-use data and panel data of a household survey, we estimate the effects at the extensive (use vs. non-use) ...

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May 10, 2019
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

The effects of a conditional home care subsidy on child care choices and maternal employment

Speaker: Daniel Kühnle, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13.15 - 14.30

The seminar serves as a forum for discussing current research projects by researchers from universities and research institutes in Germany and around the world. The focus of the presented work is typically on applied microeconomics or applied microeconometrics. Time: Friday, 13.15 - 14.30 (time subject to variation) Please note that DIW Applied Micro Seminar will take place online during the ...

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April 29, 2019
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Can Gender Quotas in Candidate Lists Empower Women? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design

Speaker: Manuel Bagues
Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 16.00 - 17.15

BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

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April 26, 2019
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Multiproduct Retailing and Consumer Shopping Behavior: The Role of Shopping Costs

Speaker: Daniel Herrera-Araujo
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13.15 - 14.30

The seminar serves as a forum for discussing current research projects by researchers from universities and research institutes in Germany and around the world. The focus of the presented work is typically on applied microeconomics or applied microeconometrics. Time: Friday, 13.15 - 14.30 (time subject to variation) Please note that DIW Applied Micro Seminar will take place online during the ...

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April 17, 2019
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Information Provision and Postgraduate Studies

Speaker: Frauke Peter
Location: Karl Popper Room
DIW Berlin
Room 2.3.020
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

This is the first paper to experimentally examine effects of information provision on postgraduate education decisions. We conduct and evaluate an online-RCT across 446 college students close to completion of their undergraduate degree and provide information about pecuniary and non-pecuniary consequences of postgraduate studies. We find negative effects on intentions and postgraduate ...

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April 15, 2019
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

The Value of a Peer

Speaker: Ulf Zölitz
Location: Anna-J.-Schwartz-Raum
DIW Berlin
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 16.00 - 17.15

BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

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April 12, 2019
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Family Time Allocations over the last half century

Speaker: Alexandros Theloudis, LISER (Luxembourg Institute for Socio-Economic Research) and University College London
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13.15 - 14.30

The seminar serves as a forum for discussing current research projects by researchers from universities and research institutes in Germany and around the world. The focus of the presented work is typically on applied microeconomics or applied microeconometrics. Time: Friday, 13.15 - 14.30 (time subject to variation) Please note that DIW Applied Micro Seminar will take place online during the ...

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April 1, 2019
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Building Nations through Shared Experiences: Evidence from African Football

Speaker: Ruben Durante
Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 16.00 - 17.15

BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

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