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December 13, 2019
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Knowledge Spillover and Individual Careers

Speaker: Thomas Cornelissen, University of York
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13:15 - 14:30

Abstract: Through social interaction in the workplace, coworkers are likely to learn from each other (knowledge spillover) and this may extend the returns to firm-provided training from trained workers onto untrained coworkers. Based on German matched-employer employee data covering the universe of employees we investigate whether unskilled workers derive long-term career benefits if they were ...

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December 12, 2019
Workshop

Macroeconometric Workshop

Speaker: Helmut Lütkepohl, Freie Universität Berlin
Location: German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Germany

We are pleased to announce that on December 12, 2019 DIW Berlin will host the “Macroeconometric Workshop”. The workshop covers presentations of both methodological and applied contributions on the frontier of research in quantitative macroeconomics, with a focus on empirical research. The event is organized with the support of the Departments of Macroeconomics and Forecasting of DIW ...

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December 11, 2019
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

The effect of xenophobic attacks on refugees’ mental health

Speaker: Felicitas Schikora
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

The high prevalence of forced migration in recent years has induced a shift in attitudes towards immigrants and refugees and, in turn, increasing xenophobic violence. We address this topic and estimate the effect of xenophobic attacks against refugee shelters on refugees’ mental health. For this purpose, we combine two innovative data sets: administrative records on xenophobic crime by ...

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December 10, 2019
Schumpeter BSE Macro Seminar

Trade Flows and Fiscal Multipliers

Speaker: Nora Traum, HEC Montréal
Location: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Festsaal
Luisenstraße 56
10115 Berlin
Time: 16:00-18:00

The Schumpeter-BSE-Seminar is the Berlin Macro and Economic History seminar. It is jointly organized by Michael Burda (HU Berlin), Frank Heinemann (TU Berlin), Alexander Kriwoluzky (DIW Berlin), Mathias Trabandt (FU Berlin), and Nikolaus Wolf (HU Berlin).

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December 9, 2019
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

The dynamic response of municipal budgets to revenue shocks

Speaker: Ines Helm
Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 16.00 - 17.15

BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

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December 6, 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Data Network Effects: The Example of Internet Search

Speaker: Maximilian Schäfer
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 11:00 - 11:30

Abstract:   The rise of dominant firms in data driven industries is often credited to their alleged data advantage. Empirical evidence lending support to this conjecture is lacking. In this paper, we show that data as an input into machine learning tasks displays features that favor the hypothesis that data is a source of market power. We study the search result quality for search keywords on ...

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December 6, 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Partitioned Pricing and Consumer Welfare

Speaker: Kevin Ducbao Tran
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 10:30 - 11:00

Abstract:   In online commerce, obfuscation strategies by sellers are hypothesized to mislead consumers to their detriment and to the profit of sellers. One such obfuscation strategy is partitioned pricing in which the price is split into a base price and add-on fees. While empirical evidence suggests that partitioned pricing impacts consumer decisions through salience effects, its consumer ...

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December 5, 2019
Event

Graduation Ceremony 2019

Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 16:30-19:00

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December 2, 2019
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Assortative mating and inequality

Speaker: Björn Öckert
Location: DIW Berlin (Raum 2.3.020)
DIW Berlin im Quartier 110
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 16.00 - 17.15

BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

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November 29, 2019
Sustainable Finance

Sustainable Finance Round table and the Transformation of the Real Economy

Location: Elinor-Ostrom-Saal
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 10:00 - 16:00

This workshop focused on the question, how the financial market can accompany and support the transformation towards a climate-neutral and sustainable economy.

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November 29, 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Antibiotic Prescribing and Diagnostic Testing: Physician Behavior in the Case of Urinary Tract Infection

Speaker: Shan Huang
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 10:30 - 11:00

Abstract: When a patient with symptoms of urinary tract infection arrives at a physician's office, it needs to decide which antibiotic drug to prescribe. A drug's efficacy in treating the infection depends on the individual, time-dependent resistance profile of the bacterium causing the infection. Physicians can conduct antibiotic susceptibility tests in order to create current resistance profiles ...

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November 28, 2019
Workshop

Correlation neglect and belief formation

Location: Technische Universität Berlin
Main Building, Room H 1035
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Time: 9:45 - 18:30

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November 28, 2019
Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

Wealth inequality and wealth taxes – an OECD Perspective

Speaker: Sarah Perret, Stefan Bach
Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:15 - 14:00

Sarah Perret, OECD, will present findings from a recent report on The Role and Design of Net Wealth Taxes in the OECD. The presentation will give an overview of the cases for and against net wealth taxes, as well as describe how wealth taxes have been designed in practice in the OECD countries that currently have or historically had net wealth taxes. Inheritance taxes, which constitute an ...

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November 27, 2019
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

A question of gender: How promotions affect earnings

Speaker: Aline Zucco
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

Occupational positions can explain an important part of the differences in pay between men and women. However, a considerable Gender Pay Gap exists even within the same occupational position. In this paper, we aim at understanding the reason for the gap within occupational positions and, therefore, investigate whether promotions lead to the same effect on earnings growth for men and women. ...

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November 27 - 29, 2019
Workshop

InGRID-2 Expert Workshop 'Comparative Analysis of Longitudinal Data on Educational Outcomes’

Location: German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Germany

Educational outcomes are crucial for social participation and labor market opportunities. To develop strategies to improve people’s social and economic prospects, governments are increasingly interested in international comparisons of educational opportunities and outcomes. The workshop ‘Comparative Analysis of Longitudinal Data on Educational Outcomes’ aims to describe and ...

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November 22, 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

State-owned Firms and Payout Policy - Evidence from German Municipal Firms

Speaker: Astrid Cullmann, DIW Berlin & TU Berlin
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 10:30 - 11:30

This study investigates the payout policy of state-owned municipal firms. Based on insights from agency theory we derive an empirically testable model based on Lintner's corporate dividend policy model accounting for the characteristics of state-owned firms in terms of corporate governance and ownership structure. Exploiting a large and new panel dataset on German firms from the years 2003 to 20 ...

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November 22, 2019
Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics

DENeB - 6th PhD Workshop

Location: Joan-Robinson-Raum
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002a
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 9:30 - 18:00

DENeB brings together researchers in the Berlin area who are working on themes related to Development Economics. The seminar series gives invited guests the opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from members of the network.

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November 20, 2019
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Determinants of Locus of Control - Evidence from a Mentoring Intervention

Speaker: Sandra Bohmann
Location: Conference Room 33002c nn
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002c
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

(together with Fabian Kosse and Armin Falk) In this project we investigate the determinants of locus of control using data from the BRIQ Family Panel. Particular interest lies in the effectiveness of a one year mentoring intervention which targeted low SES children at the age of 7 to 9.We find that the mentoring intervention had no effect on locus of control in the first 5 waves ...

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November 20 - 21, 2019
Workshop

Workshop on Development Economics: "Firms and Productivity"

Location: Joan Robinson Room
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002a
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin

This workshop brings together high profile junior researchers from leading universities in Europe and the US, who present recent work on the nexus of firms and productivity in developing economies. The workshop is jointly organized by researchers from the DIW and the University of Munich (LMU). Attendance by invitation!

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November 18, 2019
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Inattention and Switching Costs as sources of inertia in Medicare Part D

Speaker: Amelie Wuppermann
Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 16.00 - 17.15

BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

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