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"Behavioral Biases, Financial Literacy and Borrowing Decisions" - Rationality and Competition: The Economic Performance of Individuals and Firms SFB/TRR190

Competence in financial decision making is becoming increasingly important. However, most individuals make suboptimal financial decisions. Project A03 examines the hypothesis that these poor decisions may be (partially) caused by behavioral distortions and we explore how these interact with a person’s level of financial literacy. In particular, the project will test the impact of (i) biased...

Current Project| International Economics
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Affective and cultural dimensions of integration following forced migration and immigration (AFFIN)

The project takes its starting point in the assumption that the diversity and cultural change resulting from immigration cannot be measured solely in terms of knowledge and skills, but are fundamentally connected with values, attitudes, and emotions on the part of both immigrants and local populations. Based on approaches from the research on integration and acculturation in the social sciences...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
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An empirical analysis of non-take up of social assistance for the elderly

The aim of the research project was to non-take-up of social assistance for the elderly. The analysis is based on the Socio-economic Panel (SOEP). Using a microsimulation model (STSM) developed at DIW Berlin, it was determined on the basis of survey data from the previous year (including income and property information, household context, living situation, health situation, household equipment)...

Current Project| Public Economics
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Antibiotic Resistance: Socio-Economic Determinants and the Role of Information and Salience in Treatment Choice (ABRSEIST)

Antibiotics have contributed to a tremendous increase in human well-being, saving many millions of lives. However, antibiotics become obsolete the more they are used as selection pressure promotes the development of resistant bacteria. The World Health Organization has proclaimed antibiotic resistance as a major global threat to public health. Today, 700,000 deaths per year are due to...

Current Project| Firms and Markets
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Basic Income Pilot Project

The current debate on unconditional basic income in Germany is often dominated by personal opinions and clichés and is seldom based on robust scientific knowledge, as there have been no generalizable scientific studies on this subject in the German context up to now. Studies in other countries such as Finland provide initial insights, but many of these are out of date or focus on specific...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
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Berlin Interdisciplinary Education Research Network (BIEN)

In Berlin, many universities and research institutes deal with education research. The “Berlin Interdisciplinary Education Research Network (BIEN) ” offers young scientists (Post-Docs, doctoral students and Master students) from different disciplines in education research a forum to network systematically and exchange research ideas and experiences. The BIEN network is funded by the...

Current Project| Education and Family
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Biased beliefs in dynamic decisions

In many dynamic decision problems, the relevant market prices and budget constraints are random variables whose realizations lie in the future. This makes optimal decision-making difficult as optimality requires an accurate quantification and interpretation of the dynamic processes operating in the market. The studies in this project model and test the agents’ expectations about relevant...

Current Project| Public Economics
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Big Data in Macroeconomic Analysis: Texts as data source for the economic analysis - Potentials and possible applications

The aim of this project is to use innovative approaches and heterogeneous data sources to advance research on forecasting economic development, predicting turning points and determining economic cycles. The first work package provides a comprehensive overview in the field of automated text analysis, the use of media data in the economic forecast and the methods of forecast evaluation, as well as...

Current Project| Forecasting and Economic Policy, Macroeconomics
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Bonn Intervention Panel (BIP)

The Bonn Intervention Panel (BIP) investigates the development of personality and preferences of children starting at the primary school age until age 25 and beyond. Main focus of our study is the impact of early childhood environment. In particular, we experimentally vary the childhood environment in our sample by giving a randomly chosen subgroup of the sample the opportunity to take part in a...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
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Bremen Initiative to Foster Early Childhood Development (BRISE)

The Bremen Initiative to Foster Early Childhood Development (BRISE) is a longitudinal study that systematically investigates the effects of early childhood intervention. BRISE follows approximately 1,000 disadvantaged families in Bremen. The program links selected measures beginning at a prenatal stage and continuing until the first year of primary school. The measures are integrated in everyday...

Current Project| Education and Family, German Socio-Economic Panel study
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Climate Friendly Materials Platform

Overview Basic materials, such as aluminium, cement and steel, are central to our economies, but their production accounts for around 16% of European and 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions. It is therefore difficult to envisage how Europe can reach the commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement without significant emission reductions from the materials sector. While some incremental...

Current Project| Climate Policy
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CoalExit

Current Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
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Creating expectations

If the present behavior of forward-looking economic agents is driven by their expectations about the future, can governments influence the economy by creating expectations? We study this question in the context of one of the most consequential macroeconomic success stories of the 20th century that has, to date, defied the explanations advanced within the literature: the recovery of the German...

Current Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
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Development of a macroeconomic forecasting model within the framework of the project "GET Uzbekistan"

The project "German Economic Team Uzbekistan" ("GET Uzbekistan") supports the Uzbek government in stabilizing economic development and shaping the necessary economic reform processes. GET Uzbekistan is part of the regional project "High Level Government Advice on behalf of the BMWi", which also includes Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Georgia.As a subcontractor of the BE Berlin Economics, DIW...

Current Project| Forecasting and Economic Policy
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Distributional National Accounts: A macroeconomic perspective on income inequality in Germany (DINA GER)

The project attempts to bridge the gap between national accounts income aggregates and inequality studies based on micro data for Germany more systematically. We combine personal income tax statistics, household surveys such as the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), and national accounts data on income distribution in a comprehensive and consistent manner to build “Distributional National...

Current Project| Public Economics
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Domain Data Protocols for Empirical Educational Research (DDP-Education) - Subproject SOEP

By developing publicly available, adaptive, and (re-)usable Domain Data Protocols (DDPs) that can be referenced for data management, the project aims to increase the quality of data management in the field of empirical educational research and to ensure the continued use of these research data. The project will develop DDPs referring to the specific data type in concrete terms for all relevant...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
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Dynamics of Mental Health of Migrants (DMHM)

Theoretical models of acculturative stress predict the psychological impacts of adaptation to a new culture and the important role these impacts play in the development of migrants’ mental health. This development is shaped by both stressors and resilience factors within the context of the host country’s migration regime. Personality characteristics and family relations are two crucial...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
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Early childhood education and care quality in the Socio-Economic Panel

Current Project| Education and Family
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