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  • May 7, 2014

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    The Effect of Subsidized Early Child Care on Maternal Labor Supply: Quasi-experimental Evidence from Germany

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

    (joint with Katharina Wrohlich)This paper uses spatial and temporal variation in county child care availability for children under three year induced by the expansion of public child care in West Germany to analyze the impact of subsidized early childcare provision on maternal labor supply. We imply a general difference-in-differences approach to identify this causal link, controlling for time and ...

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  • May 2, 2014

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    Intergenerational Mobility Curves

    Speaker: Bhash Mazumder, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 13:15-14:45

    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 25, 2014

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    Forward-looking Behavior and Stockpiling of Prescription Drugs

    Speaker: Prof. Niels Skipper, Aarhus University
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 13:15-14:45

    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 23, 2014

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    The Effect of Early Universal Care on Objective Child Health Outcomes

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

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  • April 9, 2014

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Is it really all that bad? The impact of shortening high school tenure on grade repetitions and graduation rates

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

    (joint with Jan Marcus, DIW Berlin)In designing education systems, policy-makers face a trade-off between the provision of higher levels of schooling and earlier labour market entries. The G8-reform, a fundamental education reform in Germany, tackles this trade-off by increasing education efficiency: The time in high school is reduced by one year while the total number of instruction hours is left ...

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  • March 12, 2014

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Family pension benefits and household savings

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

    Child-raising pension benefits (Kindererziehungszeiten) in Germany are designed as a compensation for employment interruptions due to child-birth. These benefits increase the parent's (usually the mother's) pension wealth. In principle, this implies negative incentives for private savings. Based on the Income and Expenditure Survey (EVS), the impact of child-raising pension benefits on household ...

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  • February 26, 2014

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    How far do criminals understand the criminal law? Evidence from French mandatory sentencing

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

    This paper studies the deterrent effect of a medium increase in the severity of sentences and documents how the understanding of the newly enacted law evolves in the criminal population. The empirical strategy exploits mandatory sentencing act against repeat offenders passed by the French parliament in August 2007. The law specifically targets offenders who did the same act twice. Nevertheless, it ...

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  • February 12, 2014

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Labor supply under working hours constraints - Assessing the potential of a family working time benefit in Germany

    Speaker: Michael Neumann
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin

    (joint with Kai-Uwe Müller and Katharina Wrohlich)The majority of empirical labor supply models used for policy evaluation assumes observed hours of work as revealed preferences of individuals or households. Economic actors maximize their utility by choosing among different bundles of income and leisure. By assumption their choice is not constrained by regulations, institutions, or ...

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  • February 7, 2014

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    Social Insurance and Retirement: A Cross-Country Perspective

    Speaker: Prof. Johanna Wallenius, Stockholm School of Economics
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 13:15-14:45

    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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  • January 29, 2014

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Is Being Tough Helpful? Search Requirements, Sanction Threats and Time to Job Finding

    Speaker: Amelie Schiprowski
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin

    (joint with Patrick Arni) The enforcement of job search requirements is increasingly employed to determine the level of search effort provided by unemployment insurance recipients. We evaluate the impacts of this policy on the rate of job finding. Previous research on job search monitoring has focused on the effects of an imposed benefit sanction. By estimating the impacts of requirement policies ...

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  • January 15, 2014

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Educational Choice against All the Odds - Personality Traits as a Tool Kit?

    Speaker: Johanna Storck
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin

    Students from a non-academic background have a significant lower probability of receiving tertiary education than their peers from an academic background. This is true even in an educational system where higher education is free of charge and financial constraints play a rather small role. Many theoretical and empirical articles describe reasons for this inequality. While primary effects, as less ...

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  • December 18, 2013

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Transition to Parenthood and the Dynamic of Women´s Economic Dependency. A Comparison of Germany and Switzerland

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

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  • December 4, 2013

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    What happens if women disappear from the labor market? Occupational status of women at marriage in a modernizing society

    Speaker: Wiebke Schulz (University of Bielefeld)
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30 - 13:30

    joint with Ineke Maas & Marco H.D. van Leeuwen The nineteenth and twentieth centuries are an especially interesting period to investigate women's status attainment in Western societies because interesting and partly contrary developments took place. First, women increasingly withdrew from the labor market after marriage, possibly as a consequence of increasing prosperity that allowed families ...

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  • November 20, 2013

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Employment and Wage Impacts of Social Security Contributions

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

    We present work in progress on evaluating the employment and wage effects of social security contributions (SSC). We propose to use an equilibrium job search model allowing for extensive and intensive employment reactions, with firms also changing wages. The model naturally generates adjustment dynamics. Using firm-level data on productivity will allow us to identify to what extent productive ...

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  • November 6, 2013

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Music or Sports - An empirical analysis of their differential effects on child development

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

    (joint with Charlotte Cabane and Michael Lechner)Previous studies on the effects of leisure activities on skill development do not discuss whether such activities are complements or substitutes. Comparing to which extent various extracurricular activities influence skill development brings us closer to understanding the formation of educational inequalities as well as the mechanisms behind skill ...

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  • July 17, 2013

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Labor supply estimation with endogenous rationing. An application to the federal minimum wage in Germany

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

    This paper extends a standard static structural labor supply framework by taking labor demand constraints into account. Contrary to previous papers the rationing risk is not only determined by exogenous demand side factors, but also depends on the individual's productivity. The resulting labor supply elasticities from the extended framework differ from the unconstrained model. This approach is ...

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  • June 21, 2013

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    Offering Intensive Support to At-Risk High School Students
    A Program Evaluation of Pathways to Education

    Speaker: Philip Oreopoulos, University of Toronto
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 13:15-14:45

    The Pathways to Education Program is an intervention that was developed to encourage schooling among disadvantaged early high school students. The program adopts a multi-faceted approach, offering extensive tutoring, mentoring, and financial support, as well as easy access to student-parent workers who provide information and advice as needed on a wide range of issues. The program began in the 20 ...

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  • June 19, 2013

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Natural Disaster, Policy Disaster, Policy Action, and Mental Well-Being: The Case of Fukushima

    Speaker: Asst. Prof. Dr. Nicolas R. Ziebarth, Cornell University, Christian Krekel, Jan Goebel
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30 - 13:30

    We study the impact of the Fukushima disaster on people's mental distress in another industrialized country, 5500 miles away. The meltdown significantly increased environmental concerns by 25% among the German population. Subsequent drastic policy action permanently shut down the oldest nuclear reactors, implemented the phase-out of the remaining ones, and proclaimed the transition to renewables. ...

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  • June 5, 2013

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Education and time investment in children: Is Germany different?

    Speaker: Verena Lauber, Universität Konstanz
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30 - 13:30

    Parental investment in terms of money and time is considered to be crucial for a child's development. Research on childcare, which is mainly based on US data, agrees that education has a positive impact on maternal caring time, despite the fact that high earning prospects increase the incentives for labor market participation. Given differences in the family support and other aspect of family ...

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  • May 22, 2013

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Estimating labour supply elasticity from bunching: Some issues

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

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