Seminars

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January 13 - 15, 2020
Graduate Center Masterclasses

Text Analysis: Methods and Applications for Economics and Finance

Speaker: Ruben Durante
Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
Room 1.2.019
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time:
January 13, 9am-5pm Ostrom
January 14, 9am-5pm Ostrom
January 15, 9am-5pm Schwartz

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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December 20, 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Determinants of M&A in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Speaker: Jan Malek
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 10:30 - 11:30

The joint seminar of the departments "Firms and Markets" and "Competition and Consumers": Provides an opportunity to present on-going research. Focuses on advances in applied microeconomics, industrial organization, and economic policy issues. Serves as a forum for discussing both academic and project-related research. Intends to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas. Time: Friday, 10: ...

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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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November 29, 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Diagnostic Decision-making in the Case of Antibiotic Prescribing for Urinary Tract Infection

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

The joint seminar of the departments "Firms and Markets" and "Competition and Consumers": Provides an opportunity to present on-going research. Focuses on advances in applied microeconomics, industrial organization, and economic policy issues. Serves as a forum for discussing both academic and project-related research. Intends to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas. Time: Friday, 10: ...

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November 22, 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Corporate Governance, Ownership Structure and Payout Policy: Evidence from Municipally owned 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

Joint with Nicole Wägner (DIW Berlin & TU Berlin) and Maria Nieswand (Loughborough University)

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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 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
Room 1.2.019
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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November 18, 2019
Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics

From workers to capitalists in less than two generations: A study of Chinese urban elite transformation between 1988 and 2013

Speaker: Li Yang, Paris School of Economics
Location: Conference Room 33002c nn
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002c
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 14:00

Economic and social transformation of China during the past 40 years is without precedent in human history. While the economic transformation was extensively studied, social transformation was not. In this paper, we use for the first time harmonized household surveys covering the period 1988-2013 to study the changes in the characteristics the richest 5 percent of China’s urban population. ...

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November 15, 2019
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Mothers Working during Preschool Years and Child Skills. Does Income Compensate?

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

Abstract: Increasing mothers’ labour supply in a child’s preschool years can cause a reduction in time investments that can lead to a negative direct effect on mid-childhood and teenage outcomes. As mothers’ work hours increase, income will rise and we ask whether income can compensate for the negative effect of hours by adopting a novel mediation analysis that exploits exogenous ...

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November 13, 2019
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Average Wage Gaps and Expected Wage Cuts - An Investigation of Selection Neglect Bias in Income Expectations

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

Economists spend much of their lives talking about and correcting for sample selection. Recent evidence from behavioral economics documents that participants in lab experiments don't account for selection effects when they interpret conditional distributions. This "selection neglect" can distort expectations in settings where individuals learn from comparisons with other people who differ in ...

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November 11, 2019
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

The Inverse Product Differentiation Logit Model

Speaker: Mogens Fosgerau
Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
Room 1.2.019
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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November 8, 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Choosing between Explicit Cartel Formation and Tacit Collusion – An Experiment

Speaker: Maximilian Andres, University of Potsdam
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Abstract: Antitrust authorities try to detect and sanction existing cartels and hinder the formation of new ones. Firms nevertheless try to collude while avoiding sanctions, for example by colluding tacitly instead of explicitly forming a cartel. In this paper, we focus on differences in the communication of firms that either form an explicit cartel or try to collude tacitly. The latter may still ...

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November 7, 2019
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

The New Top-Wealth Sample - First Impressions

Speaker: Johannes König, Carsten Schröder
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:00 - 13:00

Top-wealth holders are typically underrepresented or completely missing in population surveys. The lack of comprehensive national registers on high-wealth individuals in many countries challenged previous attempts to remedy this under-representation. In a novel research design, we draw on public data on the shareholding structures of companies as a sampling frame. Our design builds on the ...

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November 4, 2019
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Dog Eat Dog: Measuring Returns to Scale Using a Digital Platform Merger

Speaker: Chiara Farronato
Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
Room 1.2.019
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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November 4, 2019
Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics

Targeting Network Spillovers: Experimental Evidence from a Health Intervention in Zambia

Speaker: Anselm Hager, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Location: Besprechungsraum 33002c nn
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002c
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 14:00

We study how different network targeting mechanisms affect the direct and spillover impacts of a school-based health intervention in Zambia. Across 133 schools, we randomly assigned whether the intervention was administered to i) a random selection of students; ii) most central students; or iii) most central students and an additional friend. Our results indicate that the two-hour intervention had ...

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November 1, 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Incumbency Advantage: Theory and Possible Applications

Speaker: Christoph Wolf, Bocconi University, Joanna Piechucka
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Joanna and Christoph will do a joint IOBB to exchange ideas on a possible project on incumbency advantage and mergers in procurement auctions. In the first part of the seminar, they will discuss possible theoreotical explanations and consequences of incumbency advantage. This will open the floor for discussion on how data from procurement auctions in the French urban transport industry can be ...

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October 30, 2019
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Does later retirement change your health care consumption? Evidence from France

Speaker: Elsa Perdrix, Paris School of Economics
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

This paper examines the causal impact of later retirement on outpatient care consumption among the French elderly. Outpatient care are defined as all the care provided out of the hospital setting. This question is of interest since spill effects may arise if later retirement increases health care expenditures. To deal with reverse causality issue, I use, as an instrumental variable, the 1993 ...

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October 28, 2019
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Creativity over time and space

Speaker: Michel Serafinelli
Location: Humboldt University
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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October 25, 2019
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Salience of Inherited Wealth and the Support for Inheritance Taxation

Speaker: Daniel Waldenström, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Stockholm
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 13.15 - 14.30

Abstract: We study how attitudes to inheritance taxation are influenced by information about the role of inherited wealth in society. Using a randomized experiment in a register-linked Swedish survey, we find that informing individuals about the large aggregate importance of inherited wealth and its link to inequality of opportunity significantly increases the support for inheritance taxation. The ...

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October 23, 2019
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Coping with Life-Event Shocks: Psychological Determinants of Resilience

Speaker: Tommasso Ramella, UNIMIB
Location: Elinor Ostrom Hall
Room 1.2.019
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

In this research we investigate the psychological determinants of resilience. Specifically, we observe whether the adaptation process to negative life events is different across the distribution of personality traits (the so-called big five) and of different life attitudes (such as locus of control and risk aversion). We take into consideration two different areas of shocking events: the job ...

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