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  • May 24, 2023

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Increasing disability benefits: selection and labor market effects.

    Speaker: Annica Gehlen
    Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 11 bis 12 Uhr

    We study the incentive and labor market effects of disability benefit programs using unique policy variation in Germany. In 2014, disability benefits of new recipients were increased considerably while eligibility criteria were not changed. We exploit this quasi-experimental policy variation to test the implications at two different margins. First, we analyze to what extent an increase in the ...

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  • May 17, 2023

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Do Natural Disasters affect Retirement Savings? Evidence from Queensland Floods 2010-2011

    Speaker: Merve Küçük
    Location: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:00-13:00

    Pension funds carry implications on citizens wellbeing in their retirement years and countries’ growths, rendering changes to them following natural disasters of great importance. Using administrative data that comprises a 10 percent random sample of the Australian population and a natural experimental design, we investigate the effects of natural disasters on retirement savings in the aftermath ...

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  • May 10, 2023

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Subjective Belief Formation and Stock Market Participation in Germany.

    Speaker: Sebastian Becker
    Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
    DIW Berlin
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 11 bis 12 Uhr

    This paper investigates the unique ways in which individuals assimilate new information into their beliefs about stock returns and examines the consequences of heterogeneous information processing on savings and investment decisions. Utilizing two exogenous information treatments from 2017 and 2018 surveys of German households, I discover that individuals' short-term return expectations shift by ...

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  • May 3, 2023

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Terrorism and Voting: The Rise of Right-Wing Populism in Germany

    Speaker: Navid Sabet, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
    Location: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30-13:30

    -- joint with Marius Liebald and Guido Friebel Can right-wing terrorism increase support for far-right populist parties, and if so, why? Exploiting quasi-random variation between successful and failed attacks across German municipalities, we find that successful attacks lead to significant increases in the vote share for the right-wing, populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party. Our ...

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  • May 3, 2023

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Terrorism and Voting: The Rise of Right-Wing Populism in Germany

    Speaker: Navid Sabet, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
    Location: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30-13:30

    -- joint with Marius Liebald and Guido Friebel Can right-wing terrorism increase support for far-right populist parties and if so, why? Exploiting quasi-random variation between successful and failed attacks across German municipalities, we find that successful attacks lead to significant increases in the vote share for the right-wing, populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party in ...

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  • April 19, 2023

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    The Economic Determinants of Bitterness – Evidence from Plant Closures in Germany

    Speaker: Christopher Prömel, Freie Universität Berlin
    Location: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30-13:30

    -- joint with Panu Poutvaara and Max Steinhardt This study analyzes the determinants of bitterness, which describes a feeling of not having achieved what one deserves compared to others. First, we perform pooled OLS and fixed effects regressions, showing that bitterness is associated with various economic and non-economic factors, whereby the effect of unemployment stands out. Therefore, in the ...

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  • February 22, 2023

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    SOEP-empirica-Quartiersklassifikation

    Speaker: Timo Heyn und Jan Grade, empirica Institut
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Time: 12:30-13:30

    Mehrere thematische Analysen von empirica im Verlauf der letzten 15 Jahre (u.a. zur Kriminalitätsfurcht, Kindergesundheit, Einsamkeit) haben gezeigt, dass neben individuellen Merkmalen – insbesondere sozialen Merkmalen – auch räumliche/nachbarschaftliche Einflussfaktoren auf das Wohlbefinden oder die Gesundheit von Menschen festgestellt werden können. Insbesondere die SOEP-Zusatzstichprobe zur ...

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  • February 15, 2023

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    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

    Policymakers widely use tax-based incentives to spur investment and stimulate economic growth. Tax policy has been at the center of emergency measures during the Covid-19 pandemic, and it is now as countries face a significant deterioration in public finances. Yet, empirical tax research is still in disagreement on how taxes affect business investment. We investigate the effect of local business ...

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  • February 9, 2023

    SOEPcampus

    SOEPcampus@European University Viadrina

    Speaker: Sandra Bohmann
    Time: 9:00 am -13:00 pm

    This 1/2 day workshop offers a first and practically oriented introduction into the sophisticated data source of the SOEP. 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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  • January 25, 2023

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Wie ticken die Journalistinnen und Journalisten in Deutschland? Eine empirische Analyse von Persönlichkeitsmerkmalen und politischen Einstellungen auf Basis des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels (SOEP)

    Speaker: Katja Schmidt, Gert G. Wagner
    Location: Francine D. Blau Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 3.3.002b
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:00-13:00

    Wie repräsentativ ist der Journalismus für die Gesellschaft und wie sehr unterscheiden sich die Eigenschaften und Einstellungen der Journalistinnen und Journalisten von der Gesamtbevölkerung? Welche politischen Meinungen herrschen in der Berufsgruppe vor, welche sozialen Merkmale prägen sie?Diese Fragen untersuchen wir auf Basis der Daten des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels (SOEP). Wir nutzen die ...

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  • January 18, 2023

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Local Unemployment and Postsecondary Education

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

    This study uses administrative data on the universe of students in tertiary education in Germany and shows that university enrollment depends negatively on the local unemployment rate at high school graduation. This finding contradicts common evidence on countercyclical US undergraduate enrollment. Students' financial dependency and loan aversion suggest reduced parental income as dominant ...

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  • January 18 - February 1, 2023

    SOEPcampus

    Learn to use the SOEP over Lunch

    Speaker: Sandra Bohmann
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Time: 12:00-13:30

    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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  • January 17, 2023

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Restrictions to Civil Liberties in a Pandemic and Satisfaction with Democracy

    Speaker: Lorenz Meister
    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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  • January 11, 2023

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    How have you found your job? Effects of the job search channels on labour market outcomes in Germany

    Speaker: Mariya Afonina, Universität Bielefeld
    Location: Francine D. Blau Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 3.3.002b
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30-13:30

    The most popular method to acquire a job is to use one's circle of acquaintances or social networks to find a position. However, in the current research, there is still no clear conclusion if this job search method has positive implications for different job outcomes such as wages. This paper studies the effects of this job search approach in the context of Germany compared to the formal ...

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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: POSTPONED

    *************POSTPONED*****************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 ...

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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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