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Tomaso Duso appointed to steering committee of new research network "CEPR Competition Policy RPN"

Tomaso Duso was appointed as one of the four members of the steering committee of the newly founded CEPR Competition Policy Research & Policy Network. The purpose of the CEPR Competition Policy RPN is to become a leading platform for the critical discussion of competition policy design and outcomes. The RPN seeks to create a network of academics and enforcers to evaluate both influential decisions ...

08.06.2021
Personnel news

The Graduate Center is mourning Nedim Okan’s death

Nedim Okan died on May 24, 2021, in Istanbul at the age of 31. Nedim was a doctoral student in the 2019 cohort at the BSE. After successfully completing his coursework at the DIW GC, he joined the WZB for his research phase. We are all overwhelmed by this terrible loss. Our thoughts are with his wife, his family and his friends. If you would like to have a personal conversation, you can contact the ...

07.06.2021
Personnel news

Melissa Newham has successfully defended her dissertation

Melissa Newham, who works at the Firms and Markets department, has successfully defended her dissertation at the KU Leuven. The dissertation with the title "Essays on the Economics of the Pharmaceutical Industry" was supervised by Jo Seldeslachts (KU Leuven and DIW Berlin). We congratulate Melissa on her success and wish her all the best for her future career!

28.04.2021
Report

New Report from Climate Friendly Materials Plattform has been published: Carbon Contracts for Difference. An assessment of selected socio-economic impacts for Germany

This report offers insights to support key German stakeholders on the implementation of an innovative and promising policy instrument for the decarbonization of the basic materials sectors: project-based Carbon Contracts for Difference (CCfDs). It analyses selected socio-economic impacts of introducing this policy instrument in Germany. The reports accounts for the perspective of all relevant groups ...

15.04.2021| Olga Chiappinelli
Press Release

Pandemic delays upswing – Demography slows growth

In their spring report, the leading economic research institutes forecast an increase in gross domestic product of 3.7 percent in the current year and 3.9 percent in 2022. The renewed shutdown is delaying the economic recovery, but as soon as the risks of infection, particularly from vaccination, have been averted, a strong recovery will begin. The economy is likely to return to normal output levels ...

15.04.2021
Report

SOEP-Core-Daten 1984-2019 (v36) available

All registered data users can order the data using our online order form. In English: http://www.diw.de/SOEPorder In German: http://www.diw.de/SOEPbestellung In 2019, two interesting new samples were added: the Top Shareholder Sample (Sample P) and the LGBTQ Sample (Sample Q) covering lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender people, and those who identify as non-binary. Due to new developments ...

12.04.2021| SOEPhotline
Report

With regard to current events: Measures implemented at the DIW Berlin

Due to the current developments regarding the spread of the Covid-19/Corona virus we will follow the recommendations of the authorities and reduce all social contact to a minimum, starting March 16, 2020, in order to protect all visitors and staff members. Staff members of the DIW Berlin will, for the most part, have the possibility to work externally. All staff can still be reached via email as well ...

25.03.2021
Publication

German Datenreport 2021 published

The recently published 2021 Data Report answers questions such as: How great is the risk of poverty in Germany? How are people doing at building assets and wealth? How do people perceive income equality in Germany and Europe? One quarter of the 52 reports in the 2021 Data Report are based on SOEP data. The report combines data from official statistical sources with social research data and provides ...

17.03.2021| Monika Wimmer
Report

SOEPcampus@Home: Online workshop March 25 and 26, 2021

Um neuen NutzerInnen und Interessenten auch in Zeiten von Corona den Einstieg in die Welt der SOEP-Daten zu erleichtern, bieten wir im März einen weiteren Online-Workshop an. Aufbau, Datenstruktur, Ziehungsdesign und Gewichtungsstrategie des SOEP sowie sich daraus ergebende Analysepotentiale werden vorgestellt und anhand praktischer Beispiele veranschaulicht. Der Workshop findet ganztägig ...

15.03.2021
Report

SOEPcampus@Home: Online workshop March 25 and 26, 2021

In order to facilitate novel user's access to the rich data-source of the SOEP, we will host another online-workshop in March. The aim of the workshop is to familiarize novel users with the content and structure of the dataset, its potentials for social-scientific research and accompanying documentation matieral. Practical examples of data management will be discussed. The workshop will last two ...

15.03.2021
Report

Continuing restrictions on SOEP research visits due to corona

Up to the end of August 2021, we are unfortunately unable to offer any free slots for the analysis of small-scale regional data at the SOEP Research Data Center, other than guest visits that have already been arranged. Applications for self-financed short and longer-term research stays by researchers not using the small-scale regional data and/or applications for funding in the framework ...

12.03.2021
Report

Continuing restrictions on SOEP research visits due to corona

Up to the end of August 2021, we are unfortunately unable to offer any free slots for the analysis of small-scale regional data at the SOEP Research Data Center, other than guest visits that have already been arranged. Applications for self-financed short and longer-term research stays by researchers not using the small-scale regional data and/or applications for funding in the framework of the SOEP ...

12.03.2021
Report

SOEP Research Data Center website relaunched

As you may already have noticed: First the DIW and now the SOEP Research Data Center website has been relaunched with a crisp, user-friendly new design. Not only is it easy to use on devices other than a typical desktop computer, it also has a number of innovative features: The starting page now spotlights the research of the SOEP group at DIW Berlin, and the entire SOEP RDC website places ...

02.03.2021| Uta Rahmann
Publication

Libra, Bitcoin & Co. – Determinants of Non-cash Payments and Alternative Money

Crypto currencies are booming. Data collection by Fintecs and other internet based companies isreality. Non-cash payments are common in many countries. Financial literacy is getting more andmore important for the economic life and understanding of transactions. The transformation of the monetary system towards more non-cash payments was part of this dynamic response to the necessary reduction of personal ...

18.02.2021| Dorothea Schäfer
Publication

Study protocol of the ‘CORONA-MONITORING bundesweit’ study (RKI-SOEP study) published

The study protocol of the CORONA-MONITORING nationwide study (RKI-SOEP study) has been published in the Journal of Health Monitoring and is freely available.In the study, which was conducted in a collaboration between the Robert Koch Institute and the Socio-Economic Panel at DIW Berlin, SOEP respondents were sent self-tests in the form of PCR and DBS tests to be sent to the RKI for analysis. In addition, ...

11.02.2021| Markus M. Grabka
Report

Call for Papers: CIDER-LERN Conference 2021

The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), the German Center for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), the Leibniz Education Research Network (LERN), and the College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (CIDER) are delighted to invite you to the CIDER-LERN Conference 2021. The conference will bring together scholars from various disciplines to discuss findings as ...

02.02.2021| C. Katharina Spieß
Report

Holiday greetings from the SOEP - The current SOEPnewsletter

The SOEPnewsletter December 2020 in it's html version. Enjoy reading

21.12.2020
Report

Neuer Policy Brief von Climate Friendly Materials Plattform wurde veröffentlicht: Climate Contribution and its role in European industrial decarbonisation

Last year, the Climate Friendly Materials Platform proposed an innovative policy framework to support the decarbonisation of the basic materials sector in the EU. A new policy brief from the platform focuses on one major component of this package: introducing the climate contribution to compliment the free allocation in the EU Emissions Trading System. The brief clarifies the concept and explains why ...

18.12.2020| Olga Chiappinelli
Statement

Green light for Fitbit takeover by Google is regrettable

The EU Commission has approved Google's acquisition of the fitness tracker manufacturer Fitbit. Here is a statement from competition economist Tomaso Duso, Head of the Firms and Markets Department at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin):

17.12.2020| Tomaso Duso
Statement

ECB sends signal that interest rates are likely to stay at currently low levels for the next years

DIW president Marcel Fratzscher comments today’s announcements by the ECB as follows:

10.12.2020| Marcel Fratzscher
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