Education and Family Department Events

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June 16, 2020
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

The Effect of Retirement on Health - Evidence from Administrative Data

Speaker: Mara Barschkett
Time: 12:00 - 13:00

We combine unique data that include all practitioner health diagnoses based on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) collected from all publicly insured individuals in Germany with a sizable cohort specific pension reform to study the causal effect of an increase in the retirement age on health. For the analysis, we use a cohort specific regression discontinuity design. The ...

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June 12, 2020
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Local News, UGC and Professionals: Evidence from Citizen Journalism

Speaker: Jörg Claussen, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Location: Online seminar via Webex
Time:
13:15 - 14:30

Abstract:  User generated content is increasingly substituting content created by professionals. Local news that is generated by citizen journalists could be a promising way of supporting the struggling newspaper industry by reducing costs for professional journalists. We study a network of 122 local Austrian newspapers operating a hybrid model of citizen and professional journalism. We first ...

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April 24, 2020
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

What do we want? And when do we want it? Alternative objectives and their implications for experimental design.

Speaker: Maximilian Kasy, University of Oxford
Location: Online seminar via Webex
Time:
13:15 - 14:30

Summary:  This talk will provide a survey of several papers on the theory and practice of experimental design. I will compare different objectives (estimator precision, outcomes of participants, informing policy choice to maximize average outcomes, and informing policy choice to maximize utilitarian welfare), and their implications for experimental design. I will consider heuristic ...

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March 11, 2020
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Decomposition of Gender Pension Gaps Across Europe from a life-course perspective – preliminary drafts from sequence data analysis and Blinder-Oaxaca-Decompositions

Speaker: Carla Rowold, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

My master thesis compares the impact of different life-courses on the Gender Pension Gaps across East and West Germany, Czechia and Italy. Using retrospective data on the dimensions of work and family from SHARELIFE, I contrast two different approaches. The first applies sequence data analysis to identify work-family life course patterns across all four countries as a first step, and includes ...

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February 28, 2020
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Optimal Benefit-Based Corporate Income Tax

Speaker: Simon Naitram, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15 - 14:30

Abstract:   I derive an optimal benefit-based corporate tax rate formula as a function of the public input elasticity of profits and the (net of) tax elasticity of profits. I argue that the existence of the corporate income tax should be justified by the benefit-based view of taxation: firms should pay tax according to the benefits they receive from the use of the public input. I argue that ...

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February 5, 2020
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Refugees and the resident populations' mental health

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

We estimate the effect of a sudden increase in the inflow of refugees on the native population’s mental health in Germany and Swiss. To identify the effect of the sudden influx of refugees to Germany and Swiss, we exploit the quasi-random allocation of the number of refugees to counties in Germany and Swiss. For Germany, we make use of the Socio-Economic Panel. For Swiss, we use individual ...

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January 22, 2020
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Can training help to keep old men in employment? - first draft of the structural model design.

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

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January 8, 2020
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

A firm-side perspective on parental leave

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

A large literature documents effects of parental leave on mothers' labour market outcomes, yet we know very little about the effects on their  firms and co-workers. We use unique administrative data that covers the universe of employees subject to social security and firms in Germany to address this question. We first establish some novel stylised facts in parental leave-taking   ...

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December 13, 2019
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Knowledge Spillover and Individual Careers

Speaker: Thomas Cornelissen, University of York
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15 - 14:30

Abstract: Through social interaction in the workplace, coworkers are likely to learn from each other (knowledge spillover) and this may extend the returns to firm-provided training from trained workers onto untrained coworkers. Based on German matched-employer employee data covering the universe of employees we investigate whether unskilled workers derive long-term career benefits if they were ...

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December 11, 2019
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

The effect of xenophobic attacks on refugees’ mental health

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

The high prevalence of forced migration in recent years has induced a shift in attitudes towards immigrants and refugees and, in turn, increasing xenophobic violence. We address this topic and estimate the effect of xenophobic attacks against refugee shelters on refugees’ mental health. For this purpose, we combine two innovative data sets: administrative records on xenophobic crime by ...

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November 27, 2019
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

A question of gender: How promotions affect earnings

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

Occupational positions can explain an important part of the differences in pay between men and women. However, a considerable Gender Pay Gap exists even within the same occupational position. In this paper, we aim at understanding the reason for the gap within occupational positions and, therefore, investigate whether promotions lead to the same effect on earnings growth for men and women. ...

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November 15, 2019
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Mothers Working during Preschool Years and Child Skills. Does Income Compensate?

Speaker: Emma Tominey, University of York
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15 - 14:30

Abstract: Increasing mothers’ labour supply in a child’s preschool years can cause a reduction in time investments that can lead to a negative direct effect on mid-childhood and teenage outcomes. As mothers’ work hours increase, income will rise and we ask whether income can compensate for the negative effect of hours by adopting a novel mediation analysis that exploits exogenous ...

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November 13, 2019
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Average Wage Gaps and Expected Wage Cuts - An Investigation of Selection Neglect Bias in Income Expectations

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

Economists spend much of their lives talking about and correcting for sample selection. Recent evidence from behavioral economics documents that participants in lab experiments don't account for selection effects when they interpret conditional distributions. This "selection neglect" can distort expectations in settings where individuals learn from comparisons with other people who differ in ...

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October 30, 2019
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Does later retirement change your health care consumption? Evidence from France

Speaker: Elsa Perdrix, Paris School of Economics
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

This paper examines the causal impact of later retirement on outpatient care consumption among the French elderly. Outpatient care are defined as all the care provided out of the hospital setting. This question is of interest since spill effects may arise if later retirement increases health care expenditures. To deal with reverse causality issue, I use, as an instrumental variable, the 1993 ...

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October 25, 2019
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Salience of Inherited Wealth and the Support for Inheritance Taxation

Speaker: Daniel Waldenström, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Stockholm
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13.15 - 14.30

Abstract: We study how attitudes to inheritance taxation are influenced by information about the role of inherited wealth in society. Using a randomized experiment in a register-linked Swedish survey, we find that informing individuals about the large aggregate importance of inherited wealth and its link to inequality of opportunity significantly increases the support for inheritance taxation. The ...

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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) Place: DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, Anna J. Schwartz Room (5.2.010) 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) Place: DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, Anna J. Schwartz Room (5.2.010) The ...

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