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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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Julio Fournier has successfully defended his dissertation

Julio Fournier has successfully defended his dissertation "On the economic effects of natural disasters: Frontiers in applied spatial computable general equilibrium modeling" supervised by Hermann Lotze-Campen (1st supervisor) and Claudia Kemfert (2nd supervisor) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Congratulations!

10.11.2020
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Maximilian Schäfer has successfully defended his dissertation

Maximilian Schäfer has successfully defended his dissertation "Four Essays on the Economics of Digitization" supervised by Tomaso Duso at Technische Universität Berlin. Congratulations!

10.11.2020
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Marcia Valente has successfully defended her dissertation

Marcia Valente has successfully defended her dissertation "Essays in Applied Microeconomics" supervised by Bernd Fitzenberger at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Congratulations!

10.11.2020
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Jan Stede has successfully defended his dissertation

Jan Stede has successfully defended his dissertation "The economics of production, integration and efficient use of renewable energy" supervised by Karsten Neuhoff at Technische Universität Berlin. Congratulations!!

10.11.2020
Press Release

Joint Economic Forecast: Recovery Loses Momentum - Economy and Politics Still Shaped by the Pandemic

The corona pandemic leaves substantial marks in the German economy and its impact is more persistent than assumed in spring. In their autumn report, the leading German economic research institutes have revised their economic outlook downwards by roughly one percentage point for both this and next year. They now expect gross domestic product to fall by 5.4 percent in 2020 (previously -4.2%) and to grow ...

14.10.2020
Publication

News from the SOEP - Concise in the current SOEPnewsletter

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

12.10.2020
Report

New for SOEPhelp - Assistance available in R

For data users of SOEP-Core, the SOEP provides assistance in two analysis programs. One is a stata.ado and the other - new one - an R package.The application simply has to be installed in the respective program and helpful information on the desired data sets or variables can be provided.  More information in our SOEPcompanion. If you have questions or remarks, please contact Hans Walter Steinhauer ...

12.10.2020
Report

“Nationwide Corona Monitoring” (RKI-SOEP Study): Survey to track COVID-19 infection and immunity in the German population

The SOEP’s longitudinal samples (SOEP-Core, SOEP-IS) provide an opportunity to carry out supplementary surveys of a large, representative sample of the German population. From mid-September to mid-November, the SOEP at DIW Berlin and the Robert Koch Institute will be conducting voluntary COVID-19 infection and antibody tests on adult survey respondents in around 21,000 SOEP households. Participants ...

01.10.2020
Personnel news

Kevin Ducbao Tran has successfully defefended his dissertation

Kevin Ducbao Tran has successfully defended his dissertation at the Technische Universität Berlin in September 2020. The dissertation with the title "Three Essays on the Economics of Online Platforms" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Tomaso Duso (DIW Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Hannes Ullrich (DIW Berlin, University of Copenhagen). Kevin was a PhD student in the Firms ...

01.10.2020
Report

New Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung (Quarterly Journal of Economic Research) about Development Banks online

The new Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 2/2020 contain seven articles on the topic of development banks and why these are not only of great importance in the corona crisis. The Covid-19 pandemic is hitting, directly and indirectly, economies throughout the world. While the pandemic is far from over, countries are searching for ways to enhance a quick recovery of their economies. Among others, ...

01.10.2020| Dorothea Schäfer
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Staff and community news October 2020

Ulrike Ehrlich of the German Centre of Gerontology (DZA), Lara Minkus and Moritz Hess of SOCIUM, Bremen, received the Best Paper Award 2020 for young researchers from the German Society for Demography in April 2020. The paper, entitled “Einkommensrisiko Pflege? Der Zusammenhang von familiärer Pflege und Lohn” (“The care-wage penalty: the association between family care and ...

28.09.2020
Report

SOEP-LEE2: SOEP workplace survey enters second round

The SOEP Linked Employer-Employee (SOEP-LEE) survey was conducted for the first time in 2012 and is now entering its second round as SOEP-LEE2. In cooperation with the Institute for Employment and Labour Relations (IPA) at the Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg and funded by the Center for Digitization and Technology Research of the German Armed Forces (DTEC.Bw), ...

28.09.2020
Report

Call for Proposals: Possibilities for Analyzing Data from the Survey “The Spread of the Coronavirus in Germany: Socio-Economic Factors and Consequences” (SOEP-CoV)

From April to June 2020, the SOEP conducted the survey “The Spread of the Coronavirus in Germany: Socio-Economic Factors and Consequences” (SOEP-CoV) in cooperation with the University of Bielefeld and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (for a description of the methodology in German, see: https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/srm/article/view/7748 ). For SOEP-CoV, ...

17.09.2020
DIW focus

US and EU secure vaccine production on home soil

The deployment of a safe and effective vaccine for Covid-19 will be central to lifting containment measures. In a bid to speed up vaccine deployment, governments are entering into ‘Advance Purchase Agreements’ (APAs) with vaccine companies to secure access to vaccine doses. We document and compare the vaccine procurement strategies of the US and the EU. Most notably, we find that both...

11.09.2020| Jan Malek, Melissa Newham, Jo Seldeslachts
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Martin Harding has successfully defended his dissertation

Martin Harding has successfully defended his dissertation

18.08.2020| Martin Ignacio Harding
Report

Katharina Lehmann-Uschner has successfully defended her dissertation

Katharina Lehmann-Uschner has successfully defended her dissertation "Weather-related disasters, rural livelihoods and off-farm self-employment – Three essays in development Microeconomics" supervised by Lukas Menkhoff (1st supervisor), Nathan Fiala (2nd supervisor) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Congratulations!!

18.08.2020| Katharina Lehmann-Uschner
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Renke Schmacker has successfully defended his dissertation

Renke Schmacker has successfully defended his dissertation "Essays in Behavioral Public Economics" supervised by Peter Haan in June 2020. Congratulations!!

14.08.2020| Renke Schmacker
DIW focus

No need for new natural gas pipelines and LNG terminals in Europe

Natural gas could play an increasing role in the German energy system following the coal exit decided in July 2020 by the German parliament. However, natural gas has no climate benefit compared to coal. What is more, Europe risks to become a battleground for the conflict between Russia and the United States. The construction of the Baltic Sea pipeline Nordstream 2 has set in motion a downward...

29.07.2020| Franziska Holz, Claudia Kemfert
Report

Submission to the revision of the EU infrastructure regulation

The European Commission currently revises its regulation of selection of and support to so-called Trans-European Networks in the energy sector (TEN-E). Currently, the European Union still provides support to fossil natural gas infrastructure that were selected as so-called Projects of Common Interest (PCI) without sufficiently taking into account the long-term climate targets. In the research project ...

15.07.2020| Franziska Holz
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