DIW Applied Microseminar

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October 5, 2012
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Assignment vs. choice: lessons from training vouchers

Speaker: Friedrich Poeschel, IAB Nürnberg
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

For instrumental-variable estimation using binary instruments, we offer simple methods to obtain policy-relevant insights beyond local average treatment effects. We demonstrate the methods by evaluating an element of choice in- troduced into active labour market policy in Germany by a reform in 2003. Instead of being assigned to training courses by caseworkers, unemployed job seekers receive ...

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July 6, 2012
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

The Causal Effect of Education on Health: What is the Role of Health Behaviors?

Speaker: Rudolf Winter-Ebmer, University of Linz, Austria
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

The seminar serves as a forum for discussing current research projects by researchers from universities and research institutes in Germany and around the world. The focus of the presented work is typically on applied microeconomics or applied microeconometrics. Time: Friday, 13.15 - 14.30 (time subject to variation) Place: DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, Anna J. Schwartz Room (5.2.010) The ...

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June 22, 2012
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Wages or Fringes? Some Evidence on Trade-offs and Sorting

Speaker: Prof. Tor Eriksson, Aarhus University
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

The seminar serves as a forum for discussing current research projects by researchers from universities and research institutes in Germany and around the world. The focus of the presented work is typically on applied microeconomics or applied microeconometrics. Time: Friday, 13.15 - 14.30 (time subject to variation) Place: DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, Anna J. Schwartz Room (5.2.010) The ...

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June 8, 2012
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Women life-cycle labour suply: incentives and responses

Speaker: Monica Costa Dias, The Institute For Fiscal Studies, UK
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

AbstractWe develop a life-cycle model of woman's labour supply, human capital formation and savings for welfare-to-work and tax policies' evaluation. Women's decisions are formalised in a dynamic and uncertain environment. The model includes a detailed characterisation of the tax system and of the dynamics of family formation while explicitly considering the determinants of employment and ...

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June 1, 2012
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Smoking Bans, Cigarette Prices and Life Satisfaction

Speaker: Alois Stutzer, Universität Basel
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

The seminar serves as a forum for discussing current research projects by researchers from universities and research institutes in Germany and around the world. The focus of the presented work is typically on applied microeconomics or applied microeconometrics. Time: Friday, 13.15 - 14.30 (time subject to variation) Place: DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, Anna J. Schwartz Room (5.2.010) The ...

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May 25, 2012
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Scale Economies and Returns to Scale in Non-Parametric Cost and Production Models

Speaker: Kristiaan Kerstens, CNRS - LEM (UMR 8179), IESEG School of Management
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

The seminar serves as a forum for discussing current research projects by researchers from universities and research institutes in Germany and around the world. The focus of the presented work is typically on applied microeconomics or applied microeconometrics. Time: Friday, 13.15 - 14.30 (time subject to variation) Place: DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, Anna J. Schwartz Room (5.2.010) The ...

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May 11, 2012
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Aggregation without the aggravation? Nonparametric analysis of the representative consumer

Speaker: Frederic Vermeulen, Tilburg University
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

Abstract: In the tradition of Afriat (1967), Diewert (1973) and Varian (1982), we provide a revealed preference characterisation of the representative consumer. Our results are simple and complement those of Gorman (1953, 1961), Samuelson (1956) and others. They can also be applied to data very readily and without the need for auxilliary parametric or statistical assumptions. We investigate the ...

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May 4, 2012
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Subjective Beliefs as Determinants of Fiscal Policy: Survey Evidence from German Politicians

Speaker: Eckhard Janeba, University of Mannheim
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

Abstract This talk gives an overview about the use of original surveys conducted among German politicians for the study of fiscal policy. The first study (Heinemann and Janeba, German Economic Review, 2011) uses a survey of members of the German Bundestag to understand the politicians’ subjective beliefs about the role of taxes for business  location decisions. It is shown that ideology ...

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April 13, 2012
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Analyzing market participation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme

Speaker: Anita Engels, University of Hamburg
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

The seminar serves as a forum for discussing current research projects by researchers from universities and research institutes in Germany and around the world. The focus of the presented work is typically on applied microeconomics or applied microeconometrics. Time: Friday, 13.15 - 14.30 (time subject to variation) Place: DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, Anna J. Schwartz Room (5.2.010) The ...

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March 9, 2012
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Business Taxes and the Electoral Cycle

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Nadine Riedel
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

The seminar serves as a forum for discussing current research projects by researchers from universities and research institutes in Germany and around the world. The focus of the presented work is typically on applied microeconomics or applied microeconometrics. Time: Friday, 13.15 - 14.30 (time subject to variation) Place: DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, Anna J. Schwartz Room (5.2.010) The ...

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February 22, 2012
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Student Awareness of Costs and Benefits of Educational Decisions: Effects of an Information Campaign

Speaker: Sandra McNally, LSE
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

The seminar serves as a forum for discussing current research projects by researchers from universities and research institutes in Germany and around the world. The focus of the presented work is typically on applied microeconomics or applied microeconometrics. Time: Friday, 13.15 - 14.30 (time subject to variation) Place: DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, Anna J. Schwartz Room (5.2.010) The ...

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February 17, 2012
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Heterogeneity, Demand for Insurance and Adverse Selection

Speaker: Johannes Spinnewijn, LSE
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

The seminar serves as a forum for discussing current research projects by researchers from universities and research institutes in Germany and around the world. The focus of the presented work is typically on applied microeconomics or applied microeconometrics. Time: Friday, 13.15 - 14.30 (time subject to variation) Place: DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, Anna J. Schwartz Room (5.2.010) The ...

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February 10, 2012
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Crowded in or out? The effect of past giving on donations to charitable causes

Speaker: Sarah Smith, University of Bristol
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

The seminar serves as a forum for discussing current research projects by researchers from universities and research institutes in Germany and around the world. The focus of the presented work is typically on applied microeconomics or applied microeconometrics. Time: Friday, 13.15 - 14.30 (time subject to variation) Place: DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, Anna J. Schwartz Room (5.2.010) The ...

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February 3, 2012
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Do Countries Compensate Firms for International Wage Differentials?

Speaker: Johannes Rincke, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

The seminar serves as a forum for discussing current research projects by researchers from universities and research institutes in Germany and around the world. The focus of the presented work is typically on applied microeconomics or applied microeconometrics. Time: Friday, 13.15 - 14.30 (time subject to variation) Place: DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, Anna J. Schwartz Room (5.2.010) The ...

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January 20, 2012
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Cancelled: Do Parents Choose the School for their Children Under the Boston Mechanism? Evidence from Barcelona

Speaker: Maia Güell, University of Edinburgh
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

Sorry, this seminar is cancelled!

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January 13, 2012
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

On the Historical and Geographic Origins of the Sicilian Mafia

Speaker: Paolo Vanin, University of Bologna
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

This research attempts to explain the large differences in the early diffusion of the mafia across different areas of Sicily. We advance the hypothesis that, after the demise of Sicilian feudalism, the lack of publicly provided property-right protection from widespread banditry favored the development of a florid market for private protection and the emergence of a cartel of protection providers: ...

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January 6, 2012
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Changing Identity: Retiring from Unemployment

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ronnie Schöb, FU Berlin
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

Abstract: Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel from 1984-2009, we follow persons from their working life into their retirement years and find that, on average, employed people maintain their life satisfaction upon retirement, while long-term unemployed people report a substantial increase in their life satisfaction when they retire. These results are robust to controlling for changes in ...

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December 2, 2011
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Schumpeterian Growth for Micro Enterprises in Developing Countries

Speaker: Mongoljin Batsaikhan, Brown University
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

Schumpeterian Growth for Micro Enterprises in Developing Countries: Evidence from Phone Card Wholesalers in MongoliaAbstract: Since Development economics was established as a field, economists have been interested in the factors that transform subsistence sector into capital one. Much of the current development literature on small and micro enterprises (SMEs) is focused on how subsistence ...

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November 25, 2011
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Causal Effects of Paternity Leave on Children and Parents

Speaker: Jon H. Fiva, Oslo Business School
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

The seminar serves as a forum for discussing current research projects by researchers from universities and research institutes in Germany and around the world. The focus of the presented work is typically on applied microeconomics or applied microeconometrics. Time: Friday, 13.15 - 14.30 (time subject to variation) Place: DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, Anna J. Schwartz Room (5.2.010) The ...

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November 18, 2011
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

The role of parental income over the life cycle: a comparison of Sweden and the UK

Speaker: Anders Björklund, SOFI, Stockholm University
Location: Eleanor-Dulles-Raum
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15-14:45

Previous research on intergenerational income mobility has shown stronger persistence between parental and offspring’s income in the UK than in Sweden. We use similar data sets for the two countries to explore whether these cross-national differences show up already early in life in indicators such as birth weight, grades at the end of compulsory school at age 16, height during adolescence, ...

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