Seminars

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April 12, 2021
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Is there Evidence for Ethnic Discrimination in the German Market for Health Care?

Speaker: Martin Halla (Johannes Kepler University Linz)
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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March 29, 2021
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Perceived Costs and Benefits of Maternal Labor Supply Decisions

Speaker: Teodora Boneva (University of Zurich)
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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March 22, 2021
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

School Health Programs: Education, Health, and Welfare Dependency of Young Adults

Speaker: Rita Ginja, University of Bergen
Location: ONLINE via Zoom
Room Internet
Time: 4.00 pm - 5.15 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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March 12, 2021
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

What Drives Green Capabilities? Evidence from German Firm-level Data

Speaker: Nils Handler, DIW Berlin, Nils Handler
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
10:30 - 11:30

Germany is leading in green competitiveness of its product exports. Deploying the green economic complexity methodology using German AFiD firm-level micro data, this study seeks to analyze explanatory variables for this trend such as green R&D subsidies and subnational density of related green technologies in the light of path dependencies in firms accumulation of green capabilities. It ...

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March 10, 2021
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

The effects of personality on the native-migrant labour market gap

Speaker: Marli Guimarães Fernandes, Nova School of Business and Economics
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time: 15:00 - 16:00

This article quantifies differences in personality skills (Big Five Factor, locus of control, reciprocity, life goals and risk) and their assimilation rate between first-generation immigrants and native Germans, using the SOEP survey. The results reveal that the two groups differentiate in their personality traits but immigrants do not tend to assimilate natives during their stay. The ...

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March 5, 2021
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Common Ownership Patterns in the European Banking Sector – The Impact of the Financial Crisis

Speaker: Jo Seldeslachts, DIW Berlin and KU Leuven
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
10:30 - 11:00

We provide a description of ownership patterns in the top 25 European banks for the period 2003–2015, where we especially focus on the global financial crisis. Investment managers, such as Blackrock, are dominant in terms of number of block holdings in different banks, maintaining fairly stable “common ownership” networks throughout our sample. However, the financial crisis led ...

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March 5, 2021
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

The rise of common ownership: Europe vs the US

Speaker: Nuria Boot, DIW Berlin and KU Leuven
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
11:00 - 11:30

Common ownership - when an investor holds shares in two companies - has recently attracted significant attention from policy-makers and researchers, studying mainly US firms. European firms, however, are different as top investors with large stakes, like governments, founding families and foundations are much more prevalent. This paper takes a well-known common ownership measure derived from ...

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March 1, 2021
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Merger, Product Variety and Firm Entry: the Retail Craft Beer Market in California

Speaker: Ying Fan, University of Michigan
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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February 24, 2021
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Technological Change and Labor Market Opportunities

Speaker: Cäcilia Lipowski, ZEW Mannheim
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

The role of skill-biased technological change for increasing wage inequality is well documented. Interestingly, we find that even though in Germany from 1986 to 2012 wage inequality rose, the wage penalty of a disadvantaged family background declined. Our analysis shows that this development is consistently linked to technological progress. The introduction and the use of new ...

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February 19, 2021
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Health Effects of Prenatal and Infancy Home Visiting Programs by Nurses: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial

Speaker: Gabriella Conti, University College London
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time: 13:15 - 14:30

Home visiting programmes are increasingly being implemented across the globe to help vulnerable families with young children, however longer-term experimental evidence on their health impacts on both parents and children is scarce. In this paper we study the medium-term health impacts of a randomized control trial to evaluate the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP), one of the oldest home visitation ...

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February 17, 2021
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Culture, Children and Couple Gender Inequality

Speaker: Jonas Jessen
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

This paper examines how culture determines within-couple gender inequality. Exploiting the setting of Germany's division and reunification, I compare child penalties of couples socialised in a more gender-egalitarian culture to those in a gender-traditional culture. The long-run penalty on the female income share is 30.9% in West German couples, compared to 18.3% in East German couples. ...

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February 12, 2021
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

The Value of Data for Prediction Policy Problems: Evidence from Antibiotic Prescribing

Speaker: Shan Huang, DIW Berlin
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
10:30 - 11:30

This is an online seminar using Cisco Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   Large-scale personal data collection for the purpose of personalized predictions has been driven by high expectations of efficiency gains in many business and policy settings. Yet, quantifying the trade-off between the costs of linking disconnected silos of personal ...

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February 10, 2021
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Who is affected by the crisis? Distributional consequences of the Corona pandemic

Speaker: Maximilian Stockhausen, German Economic Institute - IW Köln
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

The Corona pandemic has had a decisive impact on the year 2020 and an unprecedented (negative) impact on society and the economy. At the core of this simulation study is therefore the question of how the Corona pandemic has affected income levels and social inequality in Germany, and to what extent automatic stabilizers of the social security system and additional financial aid measures ...

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February 8, 2021
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

New Frontiers: The Origins and Content of New Work, 1940-2018

Speaker: Anna Salomons, Utrecht University
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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February 3, 2021
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Responses to unexpected and permanent changes in pension income

Speaker: Sebastian Becker
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

For the design of pension reform it is crucial to disentangle the employment effects related to the substitution and the income effect. In this paper we provide causal evidence about the importance of the income effect which in general has been assumed to be small or non-existent. We exploit a pension reform in Germany that raised pension benefits related to children. For the ...

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January 27, 2021
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

A Mega-Analysis of Personality Prediction: Robustness and Boundary Conditions

Speaker: Emorie Beck, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Location: Cisco Webex
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

Decades of studies identify personality traits as an important predictor of life outcomes. However, previous investigations of personality-outcome associations have not taken a principled approach to covariate use or other sampling strategies to ensure the robustness of personality-outcome associations. The result is that it is unclear (1) whether ...

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January 20, 2021
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Gentrification and Rent Control

Speaker: Niklas Gohl
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

Since the start of the century, particularly in urban centres, housing markets worldwide have experienced stark price and rent increases. As a consequence urban agglomerations have experienced strong changes in their neighbourhood composition with originally poorer, central areas gentrifying quickly. Governments have reacted by raising the topic of affordable housing on the political ...

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January 13, 2021
Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

Informal care, work and retirement - choices in conflict? A structural model

Speaker: Björn Fischer
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

This paper estimates a structural dynamic discrete choice model on parental care provision, retirement and labor supply. We want to estimate the dynamic consequences of providing informal care or organizing formal care for care dependent parents. While there might be negative long term consequences on wages and retirement benefits, agents might respond to incentives in the long term care ...

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December 14, 2020
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Common Ownership and Competition in the Ready-to-Eat Cereal Industry

Speaker: Matthew Backus, Columbia Business School
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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December 11, 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

The Productivity Riddle in Business Services

Speaker: Caroline Stiel, DIW Berlin
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
10:30 - 11:30

This is an online seminar using Cisco Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   A fast growing and diverse literature has addressed one of the riddles of economic developments: the declining labor productivity growth in almost all advanced economies. One of the reasons discussed is the shift towards service industries with inherently low ...

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