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  • December 20, 2017

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Positive Effects of Class Size Reductions on Student Achievement in Germany

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

    Using a unique dataset on the full student population of 3rd graders in the German state Saarland, we exploit plausibly random variation in class size between cohorts within the same school to estimate the effect of class size on student achievement. Conventional estimates of class size effects are shown to be severely biased by systematic sorting of students between and within schools. Correcting ...

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  • December 8, 2017

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    How do Fuel Taxes Impact New Car Purchases? An Evaluation Using French Consumer-level Data

    Speaker: Pauline Givord, INSEE, Paris
    Location: Ferdinand-Friedensburg-Raum
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.001
    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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  • December 6, 2017

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    The Effects of Fees on Study Duration and Completion in the Population of German Students

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

    This paper exploits unexpected regional changes in fees to uncover the causal effect on the duration of study and completion probabilities for an entire country. The empirical analysis relies on a novel empirical framework that merges difference-in-difference estimation with duration analysis to exploit a natural policy experiment, namely the introduction and terminationof fees for university ...

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  • December 1, 2017

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    The Hidden Side of Dynamic Pricing: Evidence from the Airline Market

    Speaker: Claudio Piga, Keele University, Staffordshire
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    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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  • November 22, 2017

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    The Effect of Parental Leave Policies in Frictional Labor Markets

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

    I analyze the impact of labor market risks on fertility and female labor supply in a dynamic structural life-cycle model. In particular, I provide insights on whether parental leave policies, such as legal job protection periods, can mitigate these risks. To this end, I estimate a dynamic discrete choice model, using a rich German panel dataset, for the time period between 2007 and 2013. ...

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  • November 17, 2017

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    The Role of Mothers and Fathers in Providing Skills – Evidence from Parental Deaths

    Speaker: Helena Holmlund, IFAU, Uppsala
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    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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  • October 27, 2017

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    Follow the Money: Piracy and Online Advertising

    Speaker: Christian Peukert, UCP Católica-Lisbon
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    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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  • October 25, 2017

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Stricter Eligibility Criteria in Disability Insurance: Effects on Diagnoses Protection

    Speaker: Stefan Etgeton, Songül Tolan
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30 - 13:30

    Since the 2001 reform of the disability pension in Germany, occupational invalidity does no longer qualify for a pension. While before the reform the incapability to work in the former job was sufficient for a pension claim, the new regulations require an incapability to work at all. Yet, cohorts born before 1961 have been exempted from the reform to protect their confidence in former legislation. ...

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  • September 22, 2017

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    Choosing to Compete Against Self or Others - Gender Differences

    Speaker: Elif Ece Demiral, George Mason University, Virginia, USA
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    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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  • September 20, 2017

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Labor Market Responses to Tax Reforms

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

    In a high-tax labor market like France, tax reductions are a popular tool to support employment of low-wage workers. The welfare implications of these exemptions go beyond the directly affected. We ask three questions. First, because employment and wages are determined by both supply and demand of labor, what are the equilibrium effects of tax reductions on different workers? Second, since policy ...

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  • September 8, 2017

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    The Effects of Mandatory Disclosure of Supermarket Prices

    Speaker: Itai Ater, Tel Aviv University
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    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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  • August 30, 2017

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Obvious Mistakes in a Strategically Simple College Admissions Environment

    Speaker: Sándor Sóvágó (VU Amsterdam)
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30 - 13:30

    We provide direct field evidence that, even though the Hungarian college admissions process uses a strategically simple assignment mechanism, a large fraction of the applicants employ a dominated strategy. These applicants make obvious mistakes: they forgo the option for a tuition waiver worth thousands of dollars, even though this behavior has no benefit. In many cases, applicants would have ...

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  • July 19, 2017

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    The effect of parental education on the offspring's mental health

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

    We are the first to estimate the causal effect of parental education on a wide range of the adult offspring's mental health outcomes. Theoretical considerations predict positive direct and indirect effects of parental education on the offspring's mental health. But the relation between parental education and mental health outcomes is plagued by endogeneity. To circumvent this problem, we exploit ...

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  • June 23, 2017

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Retirement and social connection in old age

    Speaker: Anna Hammerschmid
    Location: Arthur-Cecil-Pigou-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 3.3.002C
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 11:30 - 12:30

    Facing an aging population, many societies discuss policies to prolong work lives. At the individual level, such policies could affect social connectedness in several ways. On the one hand, prolonged work lives could promote a healthier social life at advanced ages by maintaining job-related networks for longer. On the other hand, retirement might boost quantity and quality of social networks by ...

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  • June 23, 2017

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    Business Owners, Employees and Firm Performance

    Speaker: Mika Maliranta, ETLA & University of Jyväskylä
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    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 8, 2017

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    Consumer Valuation of Fuel Costs and Tax Policy: Evidence from the European Car Market


    Speaker: Laura Grigolon, Mc Master University, Ontario
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    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, 2017

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    The Increasing Longevity Gap and the Pension System

    Speaker: Daniel Kemptner
    Location: Schumpeter Hall
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30 - 13:30

    We use social security records to document the heterogeneity in life expectancy by lifetime earnings for West Germany and we analyze how this longevity gap has evolved over cohorts. In line with previous studies, we provide evidence that the earnings-related longevity gap is increasing over cohorts. We then propose a decomposition to disentangle the role of the increasing earnings inequality over ...

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  • May 24, 2017

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Low-income children, pre-school peer groups, and early child development: evidence from England

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

    Early education has increasingly been prioritised within OECD countries’ policy agenda, with a growing focus on early education’s potential to narrow the social class gaps in child development. The positive impact of early provision depends upon a number of factors, however – including the influence of the peers with whom a child interacts. Emerging evidence suggests that peers ...

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  • May 12, 2017

    DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    On the Countervailing Power of Large Retailers when Shopping Costs Matter

    Speaker: Stéphane Caprice, Toulouse School of Economics
    Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
    DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:00 - 13:15

    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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  • May 10, 2017

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    The Effect of Pension Reforms on Savings Behavior

    Speaker: Stefan Etgeton
    Location: Ferdinand-Friedensburg-Raum
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.001
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30 - 13:30

    Many OECD countries are currently undergoing reforms of their statutory pension schemes. In theory, a decrease of pension generosity can have a positive or negative effect on private savings - depending on the corresponding level of employment effects. Thus, it is an empirical question to determine the sign of the effect. A particular reform of the German Statutory Pension Scheme lifted the early ...

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