Research Projects

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Junior research group “Time policy – how can social policy help to manage critical phases over the life course?”

The research group is concerned with time policy as one element of social policy. Time policy allows individuals and households to cope with time conflicts during critical phases in their employment biographies. Time policy includes measures and benefits that enable employees to use their time resources according to their preferences, irrespective of their income. We identify critical phases in...

Current Project| Public Economics
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KonsortSWD - Consortium for the Social, Behavioural, Educational and Economic Sciences in the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI)

Researchers in the social, behavioral, educational, and economic sciences work with different types of data that are considered particularly sensitive due to legal or ethical restrictions and that were not originally collected for research purposes. KonsortSWD aims to assist researchers working together on multi- and interdisciplinary projects to implement research data management (RDM) plans....

Current Project| Public Economics
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Life-course Income Dynamics (LINDY)

Concerns about inequality and questions of social justice and cohesion have re-entered the public arena and animate debate, provoked by the recent rapid increases in cross-sectional inequality. While much has been learnt from the literature on inequality, Deaton (2015) has outlined in his Nobel lecture several imperatives that are key to understanding inequalities and formulating welfare-enhancing...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
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Longitudinal Aspects of the Interaction between Health and Integration of Refugees in Germany (LARGE)

The project “Longitudinal Aspects of the Interaction between Health and Integration of Refugees in Germany” (LARGE) is developing a set of indicators of refugees’ physical and mental health based on data from the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees. Researchers in the project are also studying what role these indicators play over time in refugees’ integration into German...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
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Macroeconomic fundamentals and asset prices – state dependence and implications for the conduct of monetary policy

Noticing the adoption of unconventional measures of monetary policy in major currency areas on the one hand and continuing globalisation and integration of international financial markets on the other hand, we analyse the linkages between monetary policy and asset prices. Apart from excess asset valuation, we consider second order dynamics (uncertainties, tail risks) as specific threats to...

Current Project| Macroeconomics
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Measurement of the Digitalisation of the German Economy

The purpose of the project is to measure the digitalisation of the German economy and to track its development over time. The results will serve as an evidence-based framework for decision makers in policy and business. The project comprises several topics. DIW Berlin focuses on the analysis of the productivity effects of digitization.

Current Project| Firms and Markets
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Modern state-owned firms' performance: An empirical analysis of productivity, market power and innovation

In sectors of general interests, the economic activity of the state decreased over decades as a consequence of privatisation and liberalisation. Recently, local governments began to remunicipalise in the energy and water sector, thereby creating a new and modern generation of state-owned firms.  These firms, however, differ in organisation and production environment from the state monopolists...

Current Project| Firms and Markets, Energy, Transportation, Environment
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Nationwide Antibody Study “Living in Germany—Corona Monitoring” (RKI-SOEP)

How many people have already been infected with the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2? How many infections have gone undetected? The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) are investigating these questions in the nationwide study “Living in Germany—Corona Monitoring”. DIW Berlin has commissioned Kantar to carry out the survey.

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
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Netspar - Flexible combinations of work and retirement

Current Project| Public Economics
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New examinations about the impact of foreign exchange interventions

Research about foreign exchange interventions has received renewed attention during the last years. This becomes most visible in various recent studies by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which assess foreign exchange interventions quite favorably.While the interest in the subject has increased, available data are still insufficient. Empirical studies in this field are basically a collection...

Current Project| International Economics
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Non-Emission Products and Services in Sweden

Current Project| Climate Policy
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Non-probability Internet Surveys

This joint project aims to compare the scientific advantages and disadvantages of “traditional” survey methods used by the SOEP and the innovative web-based sampling methods used by Civey and to identify potential research synergies resulting from combinations of the two approaches. On the one hand, Civey’s web-based approach is likely to offer access to population groups that...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
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open ENTRANCE

The aim of the project “Open ENergy TRansition ANalyses for a low-carbon Economy” is to develop, apply and disseminate an open, transparent and integrated modelling platform designed to assess low-carbon transition pathways in Europe. The platform will initially be populated with a suite of state-of-the-art modelling tools by the project partners that will process data derived from the...

Current Project| Energy, Transportation, Environment
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Perceptions of Inequalities and Justice in Europe (PIJE)

Over recent decades, European societies have witnessed increasing social inequalities. Faced with more flexible labor markets, open trade, and technological as well as ongoing demographic changes, European welfare models have been unable to effectively address this issue. Recent developments such as the yellow vest movement in France and the rise of populist parties across Europe have renewed...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
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Personality and social relationship dynamics: Short- and medium-term processes in daily life (DIPS)

In two large-scale studies, researchers are investigating short- and medium-term dynamics within and between social relationships. These are the first studies of their kind to take not only quantitative but also qualitative behavioral relationship characteristics into account. Using multivariate analysis methods, they examine the influence of personality characteristics (e.g., extraversion,...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
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Raising the retirement age and gross returns on pension contributions

The aim of the project is to calculate the effects of a further (continuous) increase in the standard retirement age on the gross returns on pension insurance contributions of different cohorts. The project is divided into three modules. In the first module, the mechanisms are presented that take effect in the pay-as-you-go German pension system when the retirement age is raised for certain groups...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
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Rationality and Competition: The Economic Performance of Individuals and Firms

Current Project| Public Economics, German Socio-Economic Panel study
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Record linkage between Socio-Economic Panel and administrative pension data — a combined dataset for life course research (SOEP-RV)

In cooperation with the Research Data Center of the German Pension Insurance (FDZ-RV), we implement a record linkage of SOEP household survey data with administrative individual employment/retirement biographies, which are available on a monthly basis for employees since age 14.

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
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Refugee Families in Germany (Geflüchtete Familien in Deutschland, GeFam 2)

The application for the project “Conception, Implementation, Preparation, Register Linkage, Analysis, and Data Provision/Distribution of a Representative Sample of Refugee Families (GeFam)“ recently approved by the BMBF envisions that this sample be doubled by another 1,600 “anchor” respondents along with their families. The GeFam boost sample was designed to increase the...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
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Role model Austria - What lessons can be learned for the design of old-age provision in Germany?

In the project, the differences between the German and Austrian pension systems are to be systematized and analyzed on the basis of administrative microdata and dynamic simulation models. In contrast to the previous use of stylized biographies or empirical averages, the added value of the project lies in the analysis based on microdata as well as in the differentiated consideration of individual...

Current Project| Public Economics
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