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  • Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

    Career Decisions over the Life-cycle: The Impact of Social Insurance Policies

    Work-limiting disabilities pose a significant risk to the earnings potential and welfare of older workers. While coverage of public disability insurance (DI) systems is almost universal, the risk of becoming dependent on DI varies across occupations. In this paper, I study the value of public DI across different occupations using data from administrative social security records in Germany. I...

    15.05.2024| Annica Gehlen
  • DIW Weekly Report 16/17/18 / 2024

    Electricity Markets Stabilized Following the Energy Crisis; 80 Percent Renewable Energy and Coal Phase-out by 2030 Are Possible

    The German electricity market has recovered well from the 2022 energy crisis. Policymakers should now redirect the focus of energy policy to further expanding renewable energy sources. The year 2023 showed that the German electricity supply remained secure following the shutdown of nuclear power plants. It is possible, affordable, and plausible in light of climate policy to cover 80 percent of electricity ...

    2024| Mario Kendziorski, Lukas Barner, Claudia Kemfert, Christian von Hirschhausen, Enno Wiebrow
  • Research Project

    Climate dividends and public support for carbon pricing

    With the increasing urgency to address climate change, understanding public sentiment is crucial for designing effective and socially acceptable environmental policies. Despite the existence of effective tools for the green transition, a significant obstacle for policymakers lies in the lack of public support, hindering their ability to utilize these tools effectively. One tool that has been...

    Current Project| Public Economics
  • Infographic

    What could the electricity mix look like in 2030?

    08.05.2024
  • SOEP Survey Papers ; 1311: Series D - Variable Description and Coding / 2024

    SOEP-Core v38.1 – INSTRUMENTATION: Information on the Utilization of Questionnaires

    2024| Jana Nebelin, SOEP Group
  • Research Project

    Short-time work, unemployment and gender inequalities

    In this project, we will evaluate and compare the impact of unemployment, parental leave and short- time work on the careers of men and women, as well as on the gender division of unpaid care work within families. In particular, we address the question of whether involuntary paid leave in form of short-time work affects gender gaps in the labor market as well as the existing gender division of...

    Current Project| Gender Economics
  • DIW Weekly Report 15 / 2024

    A Renewable Energy Pool Brings Benefits of Energy Transition to Consumers

    German companies view high and uncertain electricity prices a major challenge. A Renewable Energy Pool (RE-Pool), wherein the favorable conditions of competitive tenders for new wind and solar power projects are passed on to electricity consumers, could hedge such price risks. Consumers’ electricity prices are thus hedged for the share of their consumption that corresponds to the RE-Pool’s generation ...

    2024| Karsten Neuhoff, Mats Kröger, Leon Stolle
  • SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Intervivos Gifts as Informal Insurance Responses to Adverse Life Events

    We investigate if and how adverse life events – early widowhood, divorce, disability, job loss - trigger informal insurance responses in the form of intervivos gifts. Drawing from Dutch register data, we construct comprehensive panels comprising individuals undergoing such shocks in the period 2011-2017, and we analyse the patterns of gift receipt surrounding these events. We run separate event...

    24.04.2024| Mathis Sansu, Paris-Panthéon-Assas University and French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED)
  • SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Ethnic segregation in a stratified school system: Does ability tracking hamper ‘white flight’ from local schools?

    Research on parental school choice provides strong evidence of so-called ‘white flight’ – that ethnic majority parents avoid choosing a local school if it contains large numbers of ethnic minority students. In this study, we examine such segregating choices in a formally stratified school system. Theoretically, we argue that segregating choices are less common in an educational setting where...

    08.05.2024| Hanno Kruse, University of Bonn
  • SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    How resilient is public support for carbon pricing? Longitudinal evidence from Germany

    The success of climate policies depends crucially on the dynamics of public support. Using unique longitudinal data from three surveys conducted between 2019 and 2022, we study the variations of public support for carbon pricing in Germany. The period includes two relevant events: the introduction and ramping up of carbon pricing in Germany and the exogenous increase in energy prices following the...

    22.05.2024| Stephan Sommer, Bochum University of Applied Sciences and RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
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