Gender Economics Research Group

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2. DIW Women’s Finance Summit

More than ten years after the crisis, the financial sector is still in the midst of a far-reaching transformational process. The regulatory environment remains a headwind for financial institutions, and new technologies are changing the rules of the game. Zero interest rates and flat yield curves, in particular in Europe, deprive credit institutions of their traditional income from the credit and...

06.05.2021| TBA., Marcel Fratzscher
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

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...


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

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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