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October 26, 2020
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Early Career, Life-Cycle Choices, and Gender

Speaker: Torben Heien Nielsen (University of Copenhagen)
Location: ONLINE via Zoom
Room Internet
Time: 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm

The Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS) is a joint seminar by DIW Berlin, Hertie School of Governance, HU Berlin, FU Berlin, TU Berlin and the WZB.

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October 22, 2020
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

The Effect of Air Quality Alerts on School Absenteeism - Evidence from New York City

Speaker: Luis Sarmiento
Time: 12:00 - 13:00

This study examines the relationship between air quality alerts and school absenteeism in New York City. Examining the effects of the alerts in school attendance is relevant because it helps us understand parents' avoidance behavior in situations of exacerbated exposure to air contaminants. Causality arises by exploiting the deterministic nature of the alerts with regression discontinuity ...

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October 16, 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

The Interaction between Industry Payments to Physicians, Insurance and Drug Costs: Evidence from Medicare Part D

Speaker: Melissa Newham, DIW Berlin und KU Leuven
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
10:30 - 11:00

This is an online seminar using Cisco Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   High and growing prescription drug costs in the United States are a major concern for policy makers. This paper focuses on the extent to which promotional gifts and other transfers made to physicians by pharmaceutical companies cause physicians to prescribe more ...

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October 9, 2020
Workshop

The role of energy storage in power sectors with fossil fuel phase-out

Speaker: Sebastian Osorio, Mario Kendziorski, Leonard Göke, Wolf-Peter Schill, Carlos David Gaete Morales, Martin Kittel
Location: Video conference via Cisco Webex
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The phase-out of fossil fuels, and a growing use of variable renewable energy sources, increase the flexibility needs of the power sector. In this context, different energy storage technologies become more relevant. Yet the role and use of electricity storage depends on many factors, for example technology costs and availabilities, as well as the level and flexibility of sector coupling strategies ...

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October 9, 2020
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

The Gender Gap in Student Performance: The Role of the Testing Environment

Speaker: Almudena Sevilla, University College London
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
Note the time change:
13:30 - 14:45

Abstract:   Our research question is to what extent does the familiarity with the testing environment impact the relative performance of boys and girls in standardized testing. We use an RCT-design on the full population of students in Grade 6 and 10 across several subjects in the Region of Madrid (Spain). This standardized test was either "Externally" administered, meaning that teachers ...

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October 8 - 9, 2020
Graduate Center Minicourses

Machine learning methods for high-dimensional data in Economics

Speaker: Marica Valente
Location: Karl Popper Room
DIW Berlin
Room 2.3.020
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time:
October 8, 14:00-17:30
October 9, 09:00-12:30

Minicourses 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 Minicourses 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 BDPEMS program, and ...

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September 25, 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Using Text Mining for Information Retrieval Purposes (of merger control cases)

Speaker: Charlotte Siegmann, University of Warwick
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time: 10:30 - 11:30

This is an online seminar using Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Charlotte will summarize the methodology of textmining for information retrieval, different techniques, advantages and disadvantages. Primarily, she will be discussing the textmining procedure she undertook to develop and verify a database about the merger level characteristics and Commission ...

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September 18, 2020
Berlin IO Day

The 13th Berlin IO Day (postponed to spring 2021)

Speaker: Rosa Ferrer, Holger Herz, Thomas Otter, Bertel Schjerning, Yossi Spiegel

The Berlin IO Day is a one-day workshop sponsored by the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP) and supported by the Berlin's leading academic institutions, including DIW Berlin, ESMT Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin. The aim is to create an international forum for high quality research in Industrial Organization in the heart of Berlin, one of ...

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August 10 - 14, 2020
SOEPcampus

SOEPcampus@Home
Introduction to the German Socio-economic Panel Study

Speaker: Sandra Bohmann
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex

The German Socio-Economic Panel Study is a representative panel study for the German population, collecting data on a broad variety of topics of everyday life, including general wellbeing, household composition, educational aspirations and educational status, income and occupational biographies, leisure time activities, housing, health, political orientation and more. With its long running panel ...

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July 17, 2020
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

The link between family networks and mental health for exogamous couples in old age

Speaker: Chia Liu, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research & University of St. Andrews
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

In later life, social ties become increasingly important for one’s mental health. In this study, we test whether exogamous unions, in which one of the partner is migrant and one native, affect older individual’s social networks, and whether the association between exogamy and mental health operates through social networks. We hypothesize that immigrants gain social ...

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July 14 - 15, 2020
Graduate Center Masterclasses

International Dimensions of Fiscal Policy

Speaker: Gernot Müller, University Tübingen
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time:
July 14, 14:00-17:30
Anna J. Schwartz Room
July 15, 09:00-12:30
Elinor Ostrom Hall

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 BDPEMS program, and ...

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July 10, 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Determinants and effects of mergers and acquisitions: Evidence from drug projects in the diabetes market

Speaker: Jan Malek
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
15:00 - 15:30

This is an online seminar using Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   There is an ongoing debate both in academia and in policy circles about the effects of takeovers of small, young firms by large incumbents in innovative industries. Many argue that such takeovers are anticompetitive and harm innovation by killing off nascent competition. ...

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July 9 - 10, 2020
International SOEP User Conference

SOEP 2020 - 14th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (canceled and postponed to 2021)

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

Dear SOEP 2020 submitters and interested scientists, Due to ongoing health concerns and logistical problems related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the local organizing committee of the SOEP 2020 Conference is sorry to inform you that we have had to cancel the conference in 2020 and are postponing the next SOEP Conference to early July 2021. We will be announcing a new call for papers later this year ...

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July 2 - 9, 2020
Graduate Center Minicourses

Structural Models of Job Search

Speaker: Luke Haywood, MCC
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin

Minicourses 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 Minicourses 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 BDPEMS program, and ...

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July 1, 2020
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

The Long-Term Effects of World War II Destruction on Private Wealth in Germany

Speaker: Christoph Halbmeier
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

The physical destructions, expropriations, resettlements, and interruptions of international trade during Second World War caused a sharp reduction of wealth levels and inequality in many countries (Piketty, 2014). In Germany, an estimated 20 percent of the West German housing stock was destroyed. This paper assesses whether the effects of this destruction are measurable in the ...

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June 26, 2020
Conference

BCCP Virtual Mini-Conference 2020
Regulatory Challenges in Digital Markets: the Future of Artificial Intelligence for Policy Making

Speaker: Daniel Björkegren, Joanna Bryson, Anna Christmann, Cass Sunstein, Hannes Ullrich
Location: Video conference via Cisco Webex
Time: 3.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

The tremendous growth of digital transactions has profoundly affected the way we interact, opening vast opportunities to improve our lives. Consumers have benefited from an unprecedented proliferation of new services and products that previously were simply too costly to be developed and marketed to customers. These digital interactions create vast amounts of data. While firms are already using ...

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June 25, 2020
Climate Friendly Materials Platform

EAERE Policy Session "EU ETS plus X? Policy needs for industrial decarbonisation in the age of corona"

Speaker: Simone Borghesi (University of Siena, Florence School of Regulation Climate), Misato Sato (London School of Economics), Olga Chiappinelli (DIW Berlin), Arthur Runge-Metzger (DG Clima, European Commission), Malte Bornkamm (German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Olga Chiappinelli, Jörn Richstein
Time: 11:00 - 12:30

The aim of this policy session is to discuss whether or not the EU ETS needs to be complemented by other sector specific policies for the decarbonization of the industrial sector that go beyond recent reforms. Together with our panelists we would also like to reflect the recent developments in the policy debate on the implications of the COVID-19 crisis and the recovery strategy for the topic. The ...

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June 18, 2020
Berlin Lunchtime Meeting

Accelerating Transformation: the Role of Investment in Germany and the EU to Support Recovery from the Pandemic Shock

Speaker: Debora Revoltella, Jakob von Weizsäcker
Location: ONLINE via Zoom
Room Internet
Time: 2.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.

Europe and Germany are being hit by a historic shock due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Economic activity is going to shrink substantially this year, with lockdown measures having led to sharp contractions in economic output, household spending, corporate investment and international trade. Will we see a strong and sustainable recovery? Investment is central to reboot economic activity and to ...

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June 16, 2020
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

The Effect of Retirement on Health - Evidence from Administrative Data

Speaker: Mara Barschkett
Time: 12:00 - 13:00

We combine unique data that include all practitioner health diagnoses based on the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) collected from all publicly insured individuals in Germany with a sizable cohort specific pension reform to study the causal effect of an increase in the retirement age on health. For the analysis, we use a cohort specific regression discontinuity design. The ...

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June 12, 2020
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Does Unemployment Make Better Fathers? The Effect of Job Loss on Fathers’ Time Investment in the Household

Speaker: Juliane Hennecke (NZ Work Research Institute and Auckland University of Technology), Astrid Pape (FU Berlin)
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

Commonly described as the “gender care gap“, there is a persistent gender difference in the division of child care and housework responsibilities within households in most developed countries. Existing literature on paternal child care involvement and parental leave take-up largely suffers from sample size and selection issues. This paper provides evidence on the effect of an ...

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