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  • February 14, 2024

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    The Church of Resistance – Religion and Protests in an Autocracy

    Speaker: Max Deter, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
    Location: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 11:00 bis 12:00 Uhr

    Mass protests have long been recognized as effective political actions, particularly in autocratic regimes where they serve as a potent tool for opposition movements. This paper examines the case of East Germany, specifically the Peaceful Revolution of 1989, which stands out as a rare example where protests successfully contributed to the democratization of an autocracy. The study focuses on the ...

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  • February 14, 2024

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Growing Clean? Directing Technological Change in Germany

    Speaker: Nils Handler, DIW Berlin
    Time:
    11:30 - 12:30
    Francine D. Blau Room 3.3.002B + 3.3.002C

    The emerging net zero paradigm requires economies to go green; and Europe’s ambition is to lead the way. This requires directing technological change toward cleaner growth, which intersects with green industrial policies in the form of green innovation subsidies. Leveraging a quasi-exhaustive novel dataset on German R&D subsidies, we provide rigorous evidence on whether green R&D subsidies ...

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  • January 31, 2024

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    The Persistence of Employment Gaps in Couples: To what extent do relative female-to-male wage opportunities matter?

    Speaker: Luisa Hammer
    Location: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 11:00 bis 12:00 Uhr

    Gender gaps in employment have narrowed but remain substantial, especially within couples. When I proxy potential earnings through demand-driven wage changes in job tasks within industries and using German administrative data, I show that a rising relative female-to-male potential wage increases work hours of female partners, but at a diminishing rate. Men, on the other hand, reduce their work ...

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  • January 31, 2024

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Germany: A Complexity Approach

    Speaker: Nils Handler, DIW Berlin
    Time:
    11:30 - 12:30
    Francine D. Blau Room 3.3.002B + 3.3.002C

    The interplay of technology and knowledge constitutes the backbone of entrepreneurial ecosystems, crucial for fostering innovation. This study applies the economic complexity approach as a tool for quantitatively evaluating these ecosystems in German labor market regions. Our contribution to the literature involves linking comprehensive micro-datasets encompassing economic sectors and patent data ...

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  • January 24, 2024

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Fog or Smog? The Impact of Uncensored Reporting on Pollution on Individuals' Environmental Awareness

    Speaker: Sven Hartmann, Trier University
    Location: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30-13:30

    This paper analyzes the effect of exposure to foreign mass media on environmental awareness and pro-environmental behavior. We exploit a natural experiment occurring in the German Democratic Republic, where the reception of West German television was determined by geographic characteristics. Western media was a reliable source of information about environmental pollution in the German Democratic ...

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  • January 22 - 23, 2024

    Graduate Center Masterclasses

    Electricity Market Design

    Speaker: Lion Hirth
    Location: Elinor-Ostrom-Saal
    DIW Berlin
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time:
    1st day 9:00 to 13:30h
    2nd day 9:00 to 15:00h

    The course in a tweet. This is an advanced course on electricity markets: forward, spot, balancing and retail. It is a course at the intersection of energy, economics and finance that focuses on public policy and regulation: how should power markets be designed with security of supply and social welfare in mind? The significance of electricity markets & trading. Electricity markets and the ...

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  • January 17, 2024

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Who Is AI Replacing? The Impact of Generative AI on Online Freelancing Platforms

    Speaker: Jonas Hannane, DIW Berlin
    Time:
    11:30 - 12:30
    Francine D. Blau Room 3.3.002B + 3.3.002C

    This paper studies the impact of generative AI technology on the demand for online freelancers using a large dataset from a leading global freelancing platform. We focus on how the release of generative AI tools affects various freelance jobs that require different skills or software. Our findings indicate a 21 percent decrease following the ChatGPT introduction in the number of job posts for ...

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  • January 17, 2024

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    The Impact of Macroeconomic Conditions on Long-Term Care: Evidence on Prices, Provision, and Quality

    Speaker: Mia Teschner
    Location: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 10:45 bis 11:45 Uhr

    In this paper we document how macroeconomic conditions affect the prices, provision, and quality of long-term care in Germany. We use a large administrative data set which contains rich information on all providers and the universe of recipients of long-term care. For the identification we exploit variation in the unemployment rate across regions and over time and use a panel data approach with ...

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  • December 20, 2023

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    A Star Was Born: How Workers Respond to Politically-Charged Job Postings (with Pawel Adrjan, Mária Balgová, Simon Jäger, and Jason Sockin)

    Speaker: Jonas Jessen
    Location: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 11:00 bis 12:00 Uhr

    While nouns in the German language are gendered toward males, the introduction of the "gender star" or "gender colon"' have allowed for nouns to be interpreted as not assigning gender, or non-binary. Their usage however has become highly politically polarizing. Using over 40 million online job postings from 2016 to 2023, we document the rising prevalence of the gender star and colon in the German ...

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  • December 13, 2023

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Economic Mobility Perceptions and Populist Support

    Speaker: Lorenz Meister
    Location: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30-13:30

    This research investigates the relationship between perceived economic mobility and populist support, focusing on the US and Germany. Amidst an escalating wave of populism that challenges democratic institutions in the West, it explores whether low upward mobility fuels the perception of exclusion in a system that favors a select 'establishment’. To test a causal relationship, a survey experiment ...

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  • December 7, 2023

    Berlin Seminar

    Wärmewende für Berlin - Wie wird die Stadt bis 2045 klimaneutral?

    Speaker: Dr. Elisa Dunkelberg, Senatsverwaltung für Mobilität, Verkehr, Klimaschutz und Umwelt, Referat Klimaschutz und Klimaanpassung, Dr. Julika Weiß, Institut für Ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung, Dr. Christine Kühnel, Reiner-Lemoine-Institut, Michael Knoll, Gasag, Philipp Herpich, TU Berlin, Vattenfall Wärme
    Location: Elinor-Ostrom-Saal
    DIW Berlin
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30 - 14:00

    Das Land Berlin hat sich verpflichtet, die Ziele des Pariser Klimaschutzabkommens einzuhalten und Klimaneutralität bis 2045 zu erreichen. Neben dem Land haben sich auch die wichtigsten Energieversorger in der Stadt, Vattenfall und Gasag, Klimaziele gesteckt. Das bedeutet, dass die Berliner Wärmeversorgung in den nächsten knapp 15 Jahren von Erdgas auf erneuerbare Quellen umgestellt werden muss.  ...

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  • December 6, 2023

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Age-specific Effects of Early Daycare on Children's Health

    Speaker: Mara Barschkett
    Location: Anna-J.-Schwartz-Raum
    DIW Berlin
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 11:00 bis 12:00 Uhr

    Over the past decades, the share of very young children in daycare has increased significantly in many OECD countries, including Germany. Despite the relevance of child health for child development and later life success, the effect of early daycare attendance on health has received little attention in the economic literature. In this study, I investigate the impact of a large daycare expansion in ...

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  • November 29, 2023

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Better Early than Never – The Effects of Anticipated Gift Tax Changes on Business Transfers

    Speaker: Richard Winter, University of Mannheim
    Location: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30-13:30

    Wealth transfer taxes are important instruments to counter increasing wealth inequality. Yet, inter-generational business transfers, whose distribution is particularly concentrated at the top, are inherently difficult to tax. This is due to preferential tax treatments in many countries and sophisticated tax avoidance strategies by business owners. We analyze how business transfers react to ...

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  • November 15, 2023

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Local far-right demonstrations and nationwide public attitudes

    Speaker: Christopher Prömel, Freie Universität Berlin
    Location: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30-13:30

    One of the primary objectives of protests and demonstrations is to bring social, political, or economic issues to the attention of politicians and the wider population. While protests can have a mobilizing and persuading effect, they may reduce support for their cause if turned disruptive or disorganised. In this study, we look at how local or spontaneously organized far-right and xenophobic ...

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  • November 15, 2023

    Berlin Seminar

    Mindesteffizienzstandards für Nichtwohngebäude – Wie können sie ihre Wirkung entfalten?

    Speaker: Joost Hartlief, Netherland Enterprise Agency (RVO), Sophia Siemer, Deutsche Unternehmensinitiative Energieeffizienz (DENEFF), Heiko Reckert, Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss (ZIA)
    Time: 12:30 - 14:00

    Aktuell wird die Europäische Gebäuderichtline novelliert. Es scheint dabei wahrscheinlich, dass die EU-Kommission die Staaten mit der Einführung von energetischen Mindesteffizienzstandards (Minimum Energy Performance Standards, MEPS) für Nichtwohngebäude beauftragen wird. Dieses Instrument sieht vor, dass zu einem definierten Zeitpunkt (z.B. bis 2030) ein bestimmter Anteil der Bestandsgebäude, die ...

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  • November 8, 2023

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Migration and native health: new evidence from employer-employee data

    Speaker: Izabela Wnuk
    Location: Anna-J.-Schwartz-Raum
    DIW Berlin
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 11:00 bis 12:00 Uhr

    This paper evaluates the effects of immigration on health in the workplace. Using rich linked employer-employee data, I demonstrate that firms with a higher concentration of foreign workers experience lower rates of long-term sick leave among native employees. The effect on the total sick rate is smaller in magnitude. The results are consistent with foreign employment alleviating understaffing and ...

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  • November 1, 2023

    SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Selective reporting of placebo tests in top economics journals

    Speaker: Yifan Yang, Stockholm School of Economics
    Location: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 12:30-13:30

    Placebo tests, where a null result is used to support the validity of the research design, is common in economics. Such tests provide an incentive to underreport statistically significant tests, a form of reversed p-hacking. Based on a pre-registered analysis plan, we test for such underreporting in all papers meeting our inclusion criteria (n=377) published in 11 top economics journals between 20 ...

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  • November 1, 2023

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    BigTech and Start-Ups: Multi-Product Mergers and Innovation

    Speaker: Claudia Salim, University of Klagenfurt
    Time:
    11:30 - 12:00
    Francine D. Blau Room 3.3.002B + 3.3.002C

    The acquisitions of startups by Google, Amazon, Meta, Amazon and Microsoft have steadily increased over the past years and have become more diversified. The current discussion about strategic motives for such acquisitions is vivid – especially in light of present concerns about the market power of gatekeepers, faster technological advances and digitalization. The principal question remains whether ...

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  • October 30 - November 3, 2023

    Graduate Center Short Course

    Transition and Duration Models

    Speaker: Christian Schluter
    Location: DIW Berlin
    Time:


    Objectives Students will study models of transitions and durations, and learn how to estimate these using realworld data.   Outline This course is an introduction to modelling transitions into a state of interest (such as the transition into employment from unemployment) and durations (such as unemployment, survival of patients after medical treatment or firms after a financial crash). We start ...

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  • October 24, 2023

    Cluster-Seminar Public Finances and Living Conditions

    Closing the Gaps? The Impact of Student Aid Eligibility on Application Behavior to Higher Education

    Speaker: Clara Schäper
    Location: Karl Popper Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 2.3.020
    Mohrenstr. 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 13:30 bis 14:30 Uhr

    This study examines how conditional aid eligibility influences students’ application behaviors using extensive data from the French national application platform, Admission Post Bac (APB). Employing a generalized difference-in differences approach, we analyze the impact of an exogenous change in the income threshold for financial aid eligibility. Our primary focus is on high-achieving students, a ...

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