Calendar of SOEP Events

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July 9 - 10, 2020
International SOEP User Conference

SOEP 2020 - 14th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (cancelled and postponed to 2021)

Location: German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Germany

Dear SOEP 2020 submitters and interested scientists, Due to ongoing health concerns and logistical problems related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the local organizing committee of the SOEP 2020 Conference is sorry to inform you that we have had to cancel the conference in 2020 and are postponing the next SOEP Conference to early July 2021. We will be announcing a new call for papers later this year ...

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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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June 3, 2020
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Temporary employment and the midlife nadir in human well-being

Speaker: Alan Piper, FU Berlin and Europa-Universität Flensburg
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

Temporary employees rank lower than permanent employees on various measures of mental and physical health, including well-being. Furthermore, much research has indicated an approximate U-shape pattern between age and well-being with a nadir in midlife. Temporary employment may well have different associations with well-being across the lifespan, likely harming people in midlife more than ...

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May 20, 2020
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Barriers to humanitarian migration, traumatic events and integration outcomes: Evidence from Germany

Speaker: Teresa Freitas-Monteiro (PhD Candidate, IAB), Lars Ludolph (PhD Candidate, LSE)
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

In this study we estimate the hidden cost of restrictive migration policies and highlight the need for health-related support among refugees. The traumatic events asylum seekers experience at origin due to exposure to violent conflict and during the journey to the EU may have lasting negative effects on their economic and social integration in the destination country. We hypothesize that ...

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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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April 20 - 21, 2020
SOEPcampus

SOEPcampus@Bielefeld University (cancelled)

Speaker: Sandra Bohmann
Location: Universität Bielefeld

This two day workshop offers a well-grounded and practically oriented introduction into this sophisticated data source. Participants will be introduced to the content of the study, its data-structure, sample selection and weighting strategy and they will be provided with an overview over the study documentation. Additionally we will discuss the specific potentials for longitudinal data analyses ...

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March 11, 2020
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Wrangling and working with 3D-Building Models

Speaker: Hans Walter Steinhauer
Location: Conference Room 33002c nn
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002c
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

The Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) provides 3D-Building models for Germany. The data come in a City-GML (geographical markup language) format, locating every building throughout Germany and providing information such as its ground plan, height, and the building’s purpose. I will provide an overview on the data, its coverage and limitations, as they are available for ...

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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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March 4, 2020
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Welche Fakten braucht die Gesellschaft eigentlich?

Speaker: Walter J. Radermacher, former Director General of Eurostat and President of the Federal Statistical Office of Germany
Location: Karl Popper Room
DIW Berlin
Room 2.3.020
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:00 - 13:00

Sind Daten das neue Gold? Man hat den Eindruck, dass wir alle technischen Finessen ausloten, um an das wertvolle Gut heranzukommen. Was auch immer mit dem Begriff „Daten“ assoziiert wird, scheint diesem Vorhaben Glanz zu verleihen. Entscheidungen, Politik, Management und vieles mehr sollten jetzt „datengesteuert“ sein. Big Data, Machine Learning, Algorithmen und kü ...

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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 12, 2020
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Prosociality and Risk Preferences in the Financial Sector

Speaker: Max Deter, University of Wuppertal
Location: Conference Room 33002c nn
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002c
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

Using large-scale data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), this paper finds that financial professionals have a lower prosociality and riskier behavior than a control group. I interpret these findings using the person-organization fit theory, and thus, the compatibility between the employee's personality and the prevailing culture in their organization. ...

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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 29, 2020
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Self-Control: Determinants, Life Outcomes and Intergenerational Implications

Speaker: Daniel Kamhöfer, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics and IZA
Location: Conference Room 33002c nn
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002c
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

This paper studies self-control in a nationally representative sample. Using the wellestablished Tangney scale to measure trait self-control, we find that people’s age as well as the political and economic institutions they are exposed to have an economically meaningful impact on their level of self-control. A higher degree of self-control is, in turn, associated ...

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January 28, 2020
Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

Making a nation-wide randomized field experiment:
Lessons from the Finnish basic income trial

Speaker: Olli Kangas, Michael C. Burda, Jürgen Schupp
Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:00 - 14:00

The original goal of the Finnish experiment of 2017 and 2018 was to try to get some evidence on how a new social policy instrument mimicking a basic income would work and what kind of behavioral consequences it would have. The realized experiment was restricted to people aged 25–58 already receiving a labor market subsidy or unemployment allowance and a total of 2,000 participants were ...

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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 15, 2020
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Using Mathematical Graphs for Questionnaire Validation

Speaker: Katharina Stark (LIfBi – Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsverläufe e.V.)
Location: Conference Room 33002c nn
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002c
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

We present an approach for studying three quality issues related to survey data, namely the detection of interviewer misbehaviour, the correct implementation of the questionnaire programming and possible redundant paths, which lead to case numbers hindering feasible statistical analysis. The idea is using a theoretical graph model for describing all possible paths through ...

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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 18, 2019
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

From workers to capitalists in less than two generations: A study of Chinese urban elite transformation between 1988 and 2013

Speaker: Li Yang, Paris School of Economics
Location: Ferdinand Friedensburg Room
DIW Berlin
Room 2.3.001
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

Economic and social transformation of China during the past 40 years is without precedent in human history. While the economic transformation was extensively studied, social transformation was not. In this paper, we use for the first time harmonized household surveys covering the period 1988-2013 to study the changes in the characteristics of the richest 5 percent of China&rsquo ...

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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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