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  • DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    Social Mobility and Economic Development

    We explore the role of social mobility as driver of economic development. First, we draw the geography of intergenerational mobility of education for 52 Latin American regions, as well as its evolution over time. Then, through a novel weighting procedure that considers the aggregate participation of cohorts to the economy in every year, we estimate the effect of changes in mobility on economic...

    28.05.2021| Guido Neidhöfer, ZEW
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    2. DIW Women’s Finance Summit

    After failing to fully recover from the last financial crisis, the pandemic poses major new challenges for banks. However, this time, banks are not the problem, but part of the solution. By providing credit to the economy, banks play a crucial role in fighting the pandemic by ensuring the transmission of fiscal and monetary stimulus to the economy. Nevertheless, banks are not among the winners of...

    06.05.2021| Jill Ader, Megan Butler, Mary Erdoes, Sir Douglas Flint CBE, Franziska Giffey, Peter Grauer, Ulrike Hoffmann-Burchardi, Charlotte Hogg, Sabine Keller-Busse, Elke König, Sabine Lautenschläger, Christiana Riley, Isabel Schnabel, Brenda Trenowden CBE, Axel A. Weber, Moderator: Gillian Tett, Marcel Fratzscher
  • DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    Health Effects of Prenatal and Infancy Home Visiting Programs by Nurses: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial

    Home visiting programmes are increasingly being implemented across the globe to help vulnerable families with young children, however longer-term experimental evidence on their health impacts on both parents and children is scarce. In this paper we study the medium-term health impacts of a randomized control trial to evaluate the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP), one of the oldest home visitation...

    19.02.2021| Gabriella Conti, University College London
  • DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    The Gender Gap in Student Performance: The Role of the Testing Environment

    Abstract:   Our research question is to what extent does the familiarity with the testing environment impact the relative performance of boys and girls in standardized testing. We use an RCT-design on the full population of students in Grade 6 and 10 across several subjects in the Region of Madrid (Spain). This standardized test was either "Externally" administered, meaning that teachers...

    09.10.2020| Almudena Sevilla, University College London
  • DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    Local News, UGC and Professionals: Evidence from Citizen Journalism

    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...

    12.06.2020| Jörg Claussen, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    What do we want? And when do we want it? Alternative objectives and their implications for experimental design.

    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...

    24.04.2020| Maximilian Kasy, University of Oxford
  • DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    Optimal Benefit-Based Corporate Income Tax

    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...

    28.02.2020| Simon Naitram, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill
  • DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    The Roots of Inequality: Estimating Inequality of Opportunity from Regression Trees and Forests

    21.06.2019| Paul Hufe, ifo Insititut, München
  • DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    New International Evidence on the Effects of Minimum Wages

    12.06.2019| David Neumark, University of California, Irvine
  • DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    Collaborative Learning & Student Outcomes: Evidence from a Field Experiment

    07.06.2019| Nabanita Datta Gupta, Aarhus University
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    Gender Economics Workshop

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    Politics and Work Family Policies in the United States: Stalemate, Gender, Race and Class?

    Gender Studies at DIW Berlin and the project group Demography and Inequalityat the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and Humboldt-University Berlin cordially invite you to the lecture: Politics and Work Family Policies in the United States: Stalemate, Gender, Race and Class?Lecture:Ariane Hegewisch | Study Director at the Institut for Women´s Policy Research (IWPR), Washington D.C...

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    Wall Street Women: Saviors of the Global Economy?

    Melissa Fisher, New York University, Department of Social and Cultural AnalysisChair: PD Dr. Elke Holst, Research Director Gender Studies, DIW BerlinIntroduction: Dr. Anja Kirsch, Department of Management, Freie Universität BerlinIn her book Wall Street Women Melissa Fisher ethnographically examined how the first cohort of women in finance enacted "market feminisms", incorporating tenets...

  • Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

    The Gender Pay Gap in the US: Going, Going, ..., But Not Gone

    Chair: Elke HolstIntroduction: Anne Busch Professor Blau will describe trends in the gender pay gap in the United States in an international perspective, particularly the important gains in recent decades. She will consider fundamental explanations for the gender pay gap and use these explanations to understand the trends. Among the questions that she will consider are: Has discrimination against...

    12.09.2011| Prof. Francine D. Blau, Ph.D
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    Labor and Love - Employment Effects on Divorce Risk in Eleven Countries

    Introduction: Christian SchmittModeration: Elke Holst In this lecture, Lynn P. Cooke will discuss various aspects of her recent research on the instability in couple relationships in the post-war period. Some social scientists attribute this increasing likelihood of divorce and separation to the increase in partnered women's employment. Yet in post-industrial economies, institutional support for...

    19.07.2011| Lynn Prince Cooke, Professor of Sociology at the University of Surrey in Guildford, UK
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