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Masterclasses

Masterclasses are a series of one- or two-day courses on various topics in Economics, organized by the DIW Graduate Center. The target audience consists of graduate students in Economics at Berlin universities and research institutes. The GC Masterclasses are held on an irregular basis at DIW Berlin (about once a month) and are open to all affiliates of DIW Berlin, those of the Berlin School of Economics, and anyone else upon inquiry. For proposals of Masterclasses please contact Daniela Centemero.

The upcoming DIW Graduate Center Masterclasses will be announced in the DIW weekly newsletter and on the DIW website. If you want to participate or have any question, please contact Daniela Centemero at dcentemero@diw.de.

Scientific Skills Workshops

Each year, the Berlin School of Economics offers a number of scientific skills workshops that complement the formal training and the writing of the dissertations. These workshops are practically oriented and aim at improving the participants’ skills crucial for doing research, like writing and presenting. They also help to acquire soft-skills. If you are interested in participating please contact Daniela Centemero at dcentemero@diw.de

GC Scientific Skills Workshops

Each year, the DIW Graduate Center offers a number of scientific skills workshops that complement the formal training and the writing of the dissertations. These workshops are practically oriented and aim at improving the skills crucial for doing research, like writing and presenting. They also help to acquire soft-skills. If you are interested in participating, please contact Daniela Centemero at dcentemero@diw.de

Graduate Center Minicourses

The GC Minicourses are a series of workshops on various topics in Economics, organized by the DIW Graduate Center. The target audience consists of graduate students in Economics at Berlin universities and research institutes. The GC Minicourses are held on an irregular basis at DIW Berlin (about once in two months) and are open to all affiliates of DIW Berlin, those of the BSE doctoral program, and anyone else upon inquiry. For proposals of Minicourses, please contact Daniela Centemero.

The upcoming DIW Graduate Center Minicourses will be announced in the DIW weekly newsletter and on the DIW website. If you are interested in participating or have any question, please contact Daniela Centemero at dcentemero@diw.de.

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  • July 4 - 5, 2023

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    Econometrics of Energy Markets

    Speaker: Christiane Baumeister
    Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
    DIW Berlin
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin

    We are soliciting the first ARGE MASTERCLASS for doctoral Students and Postdoctorates of members of the ARGE (Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutscher wirtschaftswissenschaftlicher Forschungsinstitute). The Masterclass consists of a combination of lecture and four presentations. The Masterclass is given by Christiane Baumeister (University of Notre Dame; NBER; CEPR). Structural vector autoregressions are the ...

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  • February 23, 2023

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    Endogeneity of Inefficiency and Spatial Effects

    Speaker: Subal Kumbhakar
    Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
    DIW Berlin
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time:
    Lecture 1+2: 10:00 am to 1:15 pm
    Lecture 3+4: 2:15 pm to 5:30 pm

    Content:  A quick review of the panel SF models (True Random effects, 4 component models) Address endogeneity of regressors(i) a two-step approach sing expect profit max framework(ii) A single-step approach using IV Spatial SF production models with dependence via(i) output(ii) Input(s)(iii) noise term(iv) inefficiency Examples of spatial models that I plan to go through(i) crime underreporting ...

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  • February 22, 2023

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    Subjective Beliefs in Political Economy, Labor and Macro

    Speaker: Christopher Roth
    Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
    DIW Berlin
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin

    Expectations about the future play a central role in any model of decision-making under uncertainty, and are of particular importance in macroeconomis, labor economics and political economy. This planned GC Masterclass has the goal to equip its participants with an overview of state-of-the-art methods to measure beliefs and expectations, design information interventions and design outcomes to ...

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  • February 21, 2023

    Scientific Skills Workshops

    Stressbewältigung und Resilienzentwicklung während der Promotion

    Speaker: Nils Mecklenburg
    Location: Besprechungsraum 33002c nn
    DIW Berlin
    Room 3.3.002c
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 09:00 - 10:30 Uhr
    10:45 - 12:15 Uhr
    13:15 - 14:45 Uhr
    15:00 - 16:30 Uhr

    Neben täglichen Belastungssituationen kommen weitaus komplexere Anforderungen auf Mitarbeitende zu, die häufig zu Fehlbelastungen führen. In diesem Workshop geben wir einen Einblick in die Stresstheorie und analysieren individuelle Antreiber, die stressverstärkend wirken. Gleichzeitig werden stressreduzierende Bewältigungsstrategien vermittelt, die Beschäftigte während der Tätigkeiten am  ...

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  • October 12 - 13, 2022

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    Elements of Forecasting

    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Andreas Pick
    Location: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: day1: 1pm- 4.30pm
    day 2: 9.30am - 12.45 pm

    This series of lectures considers econometrics issues that arise in the process of forecasting. We will see that several basic econometric notions need to be reconsidered when forecasting. An important starting point when forecasting is the underlying motivation for the forecast, which can be summarised in the loss function. We then move to multistep forecasting, forecasting in changing ...

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  • September 28 - 29, 2022

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    Complementarity Modeling in Energy Markets

    Speaker: Steven A. Gabriel
    Location: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: day 1: 14-17:30h
    day 2: 09-12:30h

    The DIW Graduate Center is pleased to offer a masterclass on complementary modeling in energy markets by Steven A. Gabriel.  We will review optimization problems (linear/nonlinear) and then introduce equilibrium problems expressed as mixed complementarity problems (MCPs).  These latter problems have a diverse set of applications including market equilibrium/non-cooperative ...

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  • September 13 - 14, 2022

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    Text Mining and Machine Learning with Application to Macro

    Speaker: Stephen Hansen
    Location: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: day 1: 13-16.30h
    day 2: 09-12.30h

    The DIW Graduate Center is pleased to offer a masterclass on text mining by Stephen Hansen, Imperial College London. Details on the dates of the events will be announced in due time.

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  • September 1 - 2, 2022

    Graduate Center Minicourses

    Introduction to Webscraping

    Speaker: Kevin Tran
    Location: Ferdinand Friedensburg Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.001
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin

    This short course is meant to give an overview over the most common web scraping techniques. The idea is to have an interactive course in which the participants get their hands on actual code and work with it. Therefore, please bring your own computers, if possible. The main aim is to cover several approaches that are needed to scrape different types of data from different websites. In ...

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  • June 13 - 14, 2022

    Scientific Skills Workshops

    Giving Academic Presentations:
    Modern Scientific Presenting and Personal Radiance
    (date option 2)

    Speaker: Willy Metzeler
    Location: Karl-Popper-Raum
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 13.06.2022: 09:00-13:00
    14.06.2022: 09:00-17:00

    Organization The DIW Graduate Center is pleased to offer a workshop on giving scientific presentations. It is designed for all doctoral students and researchers at the DIW who would like to improve their skills in talking in front of an audience.We offer two alternative workshops of the same content to make participation available to more people. Each one lasts one and a half days, and can host ...

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  • May 30 - 31, 2022

    Scientific Skills Workshops

    Giving Academic Presentations:
    Modern Scientific Presenting and Personal Radiance
    (Date option 1)

    Speaker: Willy Metzeler
    Location: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time:
    30.05.2022: 09:00-13:00
    31.05.2022: 09:00-17:00

    Organization The DIW Graduate Center is pleased to offer a workshop on giving scientific presentations. It is designed for all doctoral students and researchers at the DIW who would like to improve their skills in talking in front of an audience.We offer two alternative workshops of the same content to make participation available to more people. Each one lasts one and a half days, and can host ...

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  • May 3 - 4, 2022

    Scientific Skills Workshops

    Writing Good Texts for Academic Journals

    Speaker: Bartlett Warren-Kretzschmar
    Time:
    03.05.2022: 14:00-17:30
    04.05.2022: 09:30-16:30

    The DIW Graduate Center is pleased to offer a workshop on writing good texts for academic journals. It is designed for all doctoral students and researchers at DIW who would like to improve their English writing skills. We offer two alternative sessions of the same content to make participation available to more people. Each session can host 12 persons. Please register with Daniela Centemero ...

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  • May 2 - 3, 2022

    Scientific Skills Workshops

    Writing Good Texts for Academic Journals

    Speaker: Bartlett Warren-Kretzschmar
    Time:
    02.05.22: 09:30 - 16:30
    03.05.22: 09:30 - 13:00

    The DIW Graduate Center is pleased to offer a workshop on writing good texts for academic journals. It is designed for all doctoral students and researchers at DIW who would like to improve their English writing skills. We offer two alternative sessions of the same content to make participation available to more people. Each session can host 12 persons. Please register with Daniela Centemero ...

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  • July 5 - 6, 2021

    Scientific Skills Workshops

    Good Scientific Writing in English

    Speaker: Tim Korver
    Location: Online-Event
    Time:
    July 5, 2021: 13:30 – 17:00
    July 6 2021: 9:00 – 16:30

    The DIW Graduate Center is pleased to offer a workshop on writing good texts for academic journals. It is designed for all doctoral students and researchers at DIW who would like to improve their English writing skills. We offer two alternative sessions of the same content to make participation available to more people. Each session can host 8 persons. Please register with Daniela Centemero ...

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  • June 17 - 18, 2021

    Scientific Skills Workshops

    Good Scientific Writing in English

    Speaker: Tim Korver
    Location: Online-Event
    Time:
    17.06.2021: 13:30-17:00
    18.06.2021: 09:00-16:30

    The DIW Graduate Center is pleased to offer a workshop on writing good texts for academic journals. It is designed for all doctoral students and researchers at DIW who would like to improve their English writing skills. We offer two alternative sessions of the same content to make participation available to more people. Each session can host 8 persons. Please register with Daniela Centemero ...

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  • May 31 - June 1, 2021

    Scientific Skills Workshops

    Giving Academic Presentations

    Speaker: Tim Korver
    Location: Online-Event
    Time:
    31.05.2021: 13:30-17:00
    01.06.2021: 09:00-16:30

    The DIW Graduate Center is pleased to offer a workshop on giving scientific presentations. It is designed for all doctoral students and researchers at the DIW who would like to improve their skills in talking in front of an audience. We offer two alternative workshops of the same content to make participation available to more people. Each one lasts one and a half days, and can host eight persons. ...

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  • May 27 - 28, 2021

    Scientific Skills Workshops

    Giving Academic Presentations

    Speaker: Tim Korver
    Location: Online-Event
    Time:
    27.05.2021: 13:30-17:00
    28.05.2021: 09:00-16:30

    The DIW Graduate Center is pleased to offer a workshop on giving scientific presentations. It is designed for all doctoral students and researchers at the DIW who would like to improve their skills in talking in front of an audience. We offer two alternative workshops of the same content to make participation available to more people. Each one lasts one and a half days, and can host eight persons. ...

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  • May 5 - 6, 2021

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    WEB CRAWLING with Prof. Dr. Timm Teubner (TU Berlin)

    Speaker: Prof. Dr. Timm Teubner
    Location: Online
    Time:
    10:00-12:00

    Organiser: Prof. Dr. Timm Teubner (TU Berlin)  In this beginner’s guide to web crawling, we will cover the basics of how to automatically extract information from static and dynamic websites. The course will include a fair share of “hands on” work, in which we will write and run code ourselves (Java). If you plan to code along (highly recommended), please have a Java IDE ...

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  • December 8, 2020 - January 5, 2021

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    Solving a HANK model in Julia

    Speaker: Christian Bayer
    Location: Online
    Time:
    08:30-10:00
    11:00-13:00

    Speaker Christian Bayer   Syllabus

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  • October 28 - 30, 2020

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    Text Analysis: Methods and Applications for Economics and Finance

    Speaker: Ruben Durante
    Location: Online
    Time: Schedule:
    10:00-12:00 Theory
    14:00-16:00 Theory & applications
    16:30-17:30 Python programming

    From October 28 - 30, 2020, Prof. Ruben DURANTE (University Pompeu Fabra) will give a 3-day Masterclass.Basic knowledge in Python is needed to attend the courseFor further questions please contact Tomaso Duso (tduso@diw.de).If you are interested in attending the Masterclasses please send an email to Juliane Metzner (jmetzner@diw.de) for registration.

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  • October 19 - 30, 2020

    Graduate Center Short Course

    Structural Vector Autoregressive Analysis

    Speaker: Helmut Lütkepohl
    Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Time:
    Monday - Friday
    09:00-12:30
    via WebEx

    Syllabus Vector Autoregressive Models Vector Error Correction Models Structural VAR Tools Bayesian VAR Analysis Identification by Short-Run Restrictions Identification by Long-Run Restrictions Inference for Impulse Responses Sign Restrictions Identification by Heteroskedasticity or Non-Gaussianity Identification Based on External Instruments Structural VAR Analysis in a Data-Rich Environment ...

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