Research Projects

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Leibniz ScienceCampus Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP)

Promoting consumers’ rights, prosperity, and wellbeing are core values of the European Union. A wide array of laws, institutions, and regulations – which can be generally termed as consumer policies – aim at protecting consumers by ensuring adequate and truthful information in the marketplace as well as preventing firms from engaging in unfair and competition-impairing practices....

Recurring Project| Firms and Markets
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Microsimulation Studies on Business and Income Taxation

Recurring Project| Public Economics
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Studies on Wealth Taxation

We analyzed the economic impact and institutional issues of wealth taxation (recurrent wealth tax, inheritance and gift tax, local taxes on land and buildings, one-time capital levy, real estate appraisal).

Recurring Project| Public Economics
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Work Incentives, Earnings-Related Subsidies, and Employment in Low-Wage Labor Markets - Empirical Analysis and Policy Simulations for Germany 

The goal of this project is to empirically analyze the work incentive and employment effects of earnings-related subsidies in the presence of high structural unemployment when labor market flexibility is hindered by wage rigidity related to institutional factors, in particular minimum wages and means-tested income support for unemployed people. We specify and estimate a structural microeconometric...

Recurring Project| Public Economics, Gender Economics
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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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Behavioral and distributional effects of pension reforms

Current Project| Public Economics
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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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Bremer Initiative zur Stärkung frühkindlicher Entwicklung (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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Comprehensive, Whole-of-Government Strategies on Coal Transition in Major Coal Using Countries

In the project Coal Transitions leading research institutes in six major coal-using countries evaluate current policies and develop economicallyfeasible and socially just pathways to transition from thermal coal before 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement. Next to the Climate Policy department and the department of Energy, Transportation and Environment of the DIW Berlin (Germany), these are...

Current Project| Climate Policy
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