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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Holiday greetings from the SOEP - The current SOEPnewsletter

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

21.12.2020
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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
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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
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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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The EU Must Break the Brexit Deadlock

With the Brexit negotiations now in their final days, it is crucial that the European Union break the impasse and secure a deal. If Europe cannot even forge an agreement to establish its long-term relationship with the United Kingdom, it will have little chance of becoming a global power in its own right. This week, we will finally know whether a Brexit deal can be agreed. Whatever is decided, it ...

08.12.2020| Marcel Fratzscher
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Maximilian Schäfer has successfully defefended his dissertation

Maximilian Schäfer has successfully defended his dissertation at the Technische Universität Berlin in November 2020. The dissertation with the title "Three Essays on the Economics of Digitization" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Tomaso Duso (DIW Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Hannes Ullrich (DIW Berlin, University of Copenhagen). Maximilian was a PhD student in the ...

26.11.2020
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Sabine Zinn appointed Professor at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Sabine Zinn was appointed Professor of Social Science Methods with a focus on survey methodology at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin on November 4, 2020. We congratulate her and are pleased that she will continue to serve as a member of the SOEP Board of Directors and as head of the division of Survey Methodology and Management. SOEP Director Stefan Liebig commented, “We are also very pleased ...

16.11.2020
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New Policy Brief from Climate Friendly Materials Plattform has been published: Carbon Contracts for Differences: their role in European industrial decarbonisation

Carbon Contracts for Differences (CCFD) are one of the elements of the policy package developed by the Climate Friendly Materials Platform (CFMP) in order to help decarbonise European’s industry while preserving its competitiveness. CCfDs are a powerful tool for helping European industry transformation during the first stages of the transition period towards a low emission economy, and the current ...

12.11.2020| Olga Chiappinelli
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New Policy Brief from the Climate Friendly Materials Plattform has been published: A Climate-Neutral Industry: Status of policy debate in European Member States

Clear policy strategies are essential to guide corporate decision making and effective policy to achieve decarbonisation of European industry. This brief provides a much-needed overview of the current policy landscape in five EU Member States (Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain) by investigating how the path to climate-neutral industrial production is reflected in their key national plans. ...

12.11.2020| Olga Chiappinelli
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Claire Samtleben has successfully defended her dissertation

Claire Samtleben has successfully defended her dissertation "Care and Careers: Gender Differences in the Reconciliation of Work and Family" supervised by Anette Fasang and Jutta Allmendinger at Humboldt-Universität. Congratulations!

10.11.2020
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Felicitas Schikora has successfully defended her dissertation

Felicitas Schikora has successfully defended her dissertation "The Economics Implications of Migration" supervised by Carsten Schröder (1st supervisor) and Panu Poutvaara (2nd supervisor) at Freie Universität Berlin. Congratulations!

10.11.2020
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Caterina Forti Grazzini has successfully defended her dissertation

Caterina Forti Grazzini has successfully defended her dissertation "Three Essays in Empirical Finance" supervised by Dieter Nautz (1st supervisor) and Alexander Kriwolutzsky (2nd supervisor) at Freie Universität Berlin. Congratulations!

10.11.2020
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Puja Singhal has successfully defended her dissertation

Puja Singhal has successfully defended her dissertation "Essays in Empirical Environmental Economics" supervised by Carsten Schröder (1st supervisor) and Peter Haan (2nd supervisor) at Freie Universität Berlin. Congratulations!

10.11.2020
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Niels Aka has successfully defended his dissertation

Niels Aka has successfully defended his dissertation "Three Essays on Model Selection in Time Series Econometrics: Model Averaging, Causal Graphs, and Structural Identification" supervised by Helmut Lütkepohl (1st supervisor) and Rolf Tschernig (2nd supervisor) at Freie Universität Berlin. Congratulations!

10.11.2020
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