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  • February 15, 2023

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    How do Business Tax Rates Affect Real Investment?

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

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  • January 25, 2023

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Wie ticken Menschen, die in Deutschland professionell das Bild der Gesellschaft zeichnen? Eine empirische Analyse von Journalistinnen und Journalisten auf Basis des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels (SOEP)

    Speaker: Katja Schmidt
    Location: Francine D. Blau Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 3.3.002b
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30-13:30

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  • January 4, 2023

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Wohnsitzauflage: An opportunity for integration? The Impact of Residential Obligation Policy on Refugee Women’s Labor Market Participation

    Speaker: Aslıhan Yurdakul (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), Yuliya Kosyakova (Institute for Employment Research - IAB), Adriana Cardozo Silva
    Location: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30-13:30

    To promote integration, the German government enacted the Residential Obligation Act (Wohnsitzauflage) in 2016, which obliges refugees to maintain their residence in the states to which they have been assigned for a period of three years from the time they are granted asylum or temporary residence. Studies addressing this policy have found controversial effects on labor market integration. However ...

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  • December 21, 2022

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Restrictions to Civil Liberties in a Pandemic and Satisfaction with Democracy

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

    Unexpected crises, such as armed conflicts, natural disasters and pandemics require immediate government decisions on how to act to protect the population. The COVID-19 pandemic was the worst sudden onset global crisis since the Second World War, and highlighted tension between civil liberties and public health objectives. How did attitudes towards democracy respond to restrictive policy ...

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  • December 14, 2022

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Chronic disease onset and wellbeing. Analyzing level, trend effects, and exploring the role of healthcare access

    Speaker: Barbara Stacherl
    Location: Francine D. Blau Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 3.3.002b
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30-13:30

    Objectives: Experiencing the onset of a chronic disease is a major life event impacting living conditions and wellbeing. Using longitudinal data, this study investigates immediate and trend impacts of chronic disease onset on life satisfaction and health satisfaction. It further examines, whether healthcare access buffers the immediate wellbeing reduction after disease onset.Methods: Data were ...

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  • December 7, 2022

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Subjective belief formation and stock market participation in Germany

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

    This paper exploits unique variation induced by two information treatments on a sample of German households in 2017 and 2018 to evaluate how subjective belief formation about stock market returns affects stock market participation and portfolio choice. I find that on average the information treatments do not shift individual expectations about returns significantly. Additionally, I show that ...

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  • November 30, 2022

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Wage Dispersion and Life-Cycle Unemployment

    Speaker: Sunoong Hwang (presenter) and Juwon Kwak, Pukyong National University
    Location: Francine D. Blau Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 3.3.002b
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30-13:30

    Higher wage dispersion may induce unemployed workers to search longer for a job by increasing their reservation wages. This paper investigates the implications of this mechanism in a job search model featuring a finite work life, showing that a mean-preserving spread of the wage offer distribution could lead to a larger increase in reservation wages of younger than older workers because the ...

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  • November 28, 2022

    Workshop

    Workshop on the Integration of Refugee Families in Host Countries: Research Advances, Policy Improvements, and Data Challenges

    Speaker: Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Herbert Brücker (IAB, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Director of BIM)
    Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
    DIW Berlin
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 9:00-18:00

    This one-day workshop aims to bring together researchers working on various aspects of the integration of refugee families into host societies and discuss the most recent research developments in this field. It also aims to discuss empirical research, data collection, and policy challenges in view of the new waves of refugees expected to arrive to Europe in the near future. To this end, the ...

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  • November 23, 2022

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    The Long Run Impact of Expulsion of Germans (1944-1950) on Anti-Refugee Voting

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

    The political consequences of refugees for receiving countries have received much attention in recent years and have sparked a burgeoning literature. However, evidence on the long-run consequences of refugees is lacking. The expulsion of 8 million Germans (so-called expellees) from Eastern Europe to post-WWII West Germany serves as a natural experiment that allows us to estimate the long-run ...

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  • November 16, 2022

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Generational Wealth Inequality Across the Distribution: Trends in the U.S. since 1949

    Speaker: Philip Schacht, RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
    Location: Francine D. Blau Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 3.3.002b
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30-13:30

    Using recently published U.S. long-run microdata (SCF+), we document that — for people born in the first half of the 20th century — median wealth used to increase from one ten-year birth cohort to another. For people born in the second half, median wealth successively declined from cohort to cohort and wealth inequality within birth cohorts has markedly increased. Shifts in ...

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  • November 9 - December 7, 2022

    SOEPcampus

    SOEPcampus after Work -
    Introduction to the German Socio-Economic Panel Study

    Speaker: Sandra Bohmann
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex

    The German Socio-Economic Panel Study is a representative panel study for the German population, collecting data on a broad variety of topics of everyday life, including general wellbeing, household composition, educational aspirations and educational status, income and occupational biographies, leisure time activities, housing, health, political orientation and more. With its long running panel ...

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  • November 9, 2022

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Survivor benefits and conjugal behavior. Evidence from the Netherlands

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

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  • November 2, 2022

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Unconditional Basic Income: from theory to practice

    Speaker: Eva Jacob, University of Strasbourg
    Location: Francine D. Blau Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 3.3.002b
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30-13:30

    This paper aims to investigate whether Van Parijs' theory of Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) can address the criticism of the lack of individual responsibility on the part of recipients. To do so, I relate this UBI theory to the results of field experiments that study the impact of UBI on employment. Theoretical and empirical results suggest that the UBI does not lead to a decrease in labor ...

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  • October 26, 2022

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Promotion prospects and within-level wage growth: A decomposition of the part-time penalty

    Speaker: Boryana Ilieva
    Location: Ferdinand Friedensburg Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.001
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30-13:30

    The part-time wage penalty is a key contributor to the gender wage gap. In this paper, I study how the part-time penalty decomposes in a lack of promotions to higher paying levels of the career ladder and a lack of wage growth conditional on the career level. I develop a dynamic model of labor supply that distinctly features hierarchical wage structures and promotions. I estimate the ...

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  • October 26 - December 14, 2022

    SOEPcampus

    Learn to use the SOEP over Lunch

    Speaker: Sandra Bohmann
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Time: 12:15-13:45

    The German Socio-Economic Panel Study is a representative panel study for the German population, collecting data on a broad variety of topics of everyday life, including general wellbeing, household composition, educational aspirations and educational status, income and occupational biographies, leisure time activities, housing, health, political orientation and more. With its long running panel ...

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  • September 27, 2022

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Health Policy and Access to Health Care in Germany: A Fragmented System for Asylum Seekers’ Health

    Speaker: Costanza Marconi, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) Milano
    Location: Francine D. Blau Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 3.3.002b
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30-13:30

    In Germany, health needs of citizens and ordinary residents are taken care of under the scope of statutory social and health insurance. The asylum-seeking population, however, receives healthcare through a parallel system, where decisions on provision of health services are not met at a central health governance level, but rather at federal state and sometimes at municipal ...

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  • September 23, 2022

    Seminar

    Using distribution regression difference-in-differences to evaluate the effects of a minimum wage introduction on the distribution of hourly wages and hours worked

    Speaker: Martin Biewen, University of Tübingen
    Location: Joan Robinson Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 3.3.002a
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 13:15-14:30

    This paper evaluates the effects of the newly introduced German minimum wage on the distribution of hourly wages and hours worked. The study is based on the German Structure of Earnings Survey (GSES), the only large scale data set for Germany that includes information on hourly wages and hours worked. We provide a full distributional analysis based on counterfactual distributions that would have ...

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  • August 25 - 26, 2022

    SOEPcampus

    SOEPcampus@Home
    Introduction to the German Socio-Economic Panel Study

    Speaker: Sandra Bohmann
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex

    The German Socio-Economic Panel Study is a representative panel study for the German population, collecting data on a broad variety of topics of everyday life, including general wellbeing, household composition, educational aspirations and educational status, income and occupational biographies, leisure time activities, housing, health, political orientation and more. With its long running panel ...

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  • August 10, 2022

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Europe’s biggest Basic Income pilot project. The Catalan case.

    Speaker: Aida Martínez Tinaut, Team of Experts for Catalonia's Office of the Pilot Plan to Implement the Universal Basic Income
    Location: Francine D. Blau Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 3.3.002b
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30-13:30

    After the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis, Catalonia is set to be the place of the most ambitious Universal Basic Income (UBI) pilot experiment in Europe to date. Up to 5,000 participants will be selected to receive for two years (2023-2024) an individual cash benefit of 800 EUR (300 EUR for minors), unconditionally. The Catalan pilot project will also test the ...

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  • July 7 - 8, 2022

    Workshop

    Perceptions of Inequalities and Justice in Europe (PIJE) Summer Workshop

    Speaker: Sandra Bohmann, Stefan Liebig, Matteo Targa
    Location: Joan Robinson Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 3.3.002a
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 13:00-18:00
    9:00-13:30

    This two-day workshop aims to bring together again researchers of all project partners (SOEP/DIW Berlin, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität Hamburg, Universität Konstanz, Universität Wien, Radboud University, New York University, MPI für Sozialrecht und Sozialpolitik, and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) for presentation and discussion of work packages and research ...

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