Vorträge des DIW Berlin

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Women in Elections

Ronny Freier
Berlin, 06.04.2017
| First DIW Internal Gender Economics Workshop
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Finding Your Right (or Left) Partner to Merge

Ronny Freier, Benjamin Bruns, Abel Schumann
Lissabon, Portugal, 25.08.2015 - 28.08.2015
| World Renaissance: Changing Roles for People and Places: 55th ERSA Congress
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(Not) in My Backyard? The Impact of Citizen Initiatives on Housing Supply in Germany

Thorsten Martin, Felix Arnold, Ronny Freier
Lissabon, Portugal, 25.08.2015 - 28.08.2015
| World Renaissance: Changing Roles for People and Places: 55th ERSA Congress
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Voting for Direct Democracy: Evidence from a Unique Popular Initiative in Bavaria

We analyze a constitutional change in the German State of Bavaria where citizens, not politicians, granted themselves more say in politics at the local level through a constitutional initiative at the state level. This institutional setting allows us to focus on revealed preferences for direct democracy and to identify factors which explain this preference. Empirical results suggests support for...

Felix Arnold, Ronny Freier, Magdalena Pallauf, David Stadelmann
Dublin, Irland, 20.08.2015 - 23.08.2015
| Taxation in a Global Economy: 71st Annual Conference of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF 2015)
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Overlapping Political Budget Cycles

We advance the literature on political budget cycles by testing for cycles in expenditures for elections in the legislative and the executive. Using municipal data, we can identify these cycles independently for the two branches, evaluate the effects of random overlaps, and account for general year effects. We find sizable and significant effects in expenditures before elections for the...

Dirk Foremny, Ronny Freier, Marc-Daniel Moessinger, Mustafa Yeter
Dublin, Irland, 20.08.2015 - 23.08.2015
| Taxation in a Global Economy: 71st Annual Conference of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF 2015)
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The Economic Returns to Graduating with Honors: Evidence from Law Graduates

Mathias Schumann, Ronny Freier, Thomas Siedler
Ljubljana, Slowenien, 18.09.2014 - 20.09.2014
| 26th Annual Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists: EALE 2014
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Race to the Debt Trap? Spatial Econometric Evidence on Debt in German Municipalities

Frank M. Fossen, Ronny Freier, Thorsten Martin
Lugano, Schweiz, 20.08.2014 - 23.08.2014
| Redesigning the Welfare State for Aging Societies: 70th Annual Conference of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF 2014)
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Religious Heterogeneity and Fiscal Policy: Evidence from German Reunification

Ronny Freier, Benny Geys, Joshua Holm
Lugano, Schweiz, 20.08.2014 - 23.08.2014
| Redesigning the Welfare State for Aging Societies: 70th Annual Conference of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF 2014)
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The Economic Returns to Graduating with Honors: Evidence from Law Graduates

Ronny Freier, Mathias Schumann, Thomas Siedler
Berlin, 13.06.2014 - 20.09.2014
| Economics of Education: 1st RWI Research Network Conference
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Signature Requirements and Citizen Initiatives: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Germany

Signature requirements are often used as hurdles to prevent overuse of public referenda. We evaluate the causal effect of lowering signature requirements on the number of observed citizen initiatives. Based on municipality-level data for Germany, we make use of legislative changes at specific population thresholds to build an identification strategy using a regression discontinuity design. We find...

Ronny Freier, Felix Arnold
Cambridge, Großbritannien, 03.04.2014 - 06.04.2014
| European Public Choice Society Meeting 2014
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The Treatment Effect of Attending a High-Quality School and the Influence of Unobservables

Johanna Storck, Ronny Freier
Turin, Italien, 19.09.2013 - 21.09.2013
| 25th Annual Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists: EALE 2013
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The Treatment Effect of Attending a High-Quality School and the Influence of Unobservables

This paper studies the effect of attending a high-quality secondary school on subsequent educational outcomes. The analysis is based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study in which we observe children when they make their secondary school choice (between ages 10-12) and later when they self-report on their intentions with regard to their further educational path (between ages 16-17)....

Johanna Storck, Ronny Freier
Düsseldorf, 04.09.2013 - 07.09.2013
| Wettbewerbspolitik und Regulierung in einer globalen Wirtschaftsordnung: Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2013
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Voters Prefer More Qualified Mayors, But Does It Matter for Public Finances? Evidence for Germany

Ronny Freier, Sebastian Thomasius
Taormina, Italien, 22.08.2013 - 25.08.2013
| The Role of the State in Growth and Development: 69th Annual Conference of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF 2013)
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The Treatment Effect of Attending a High-Quality School and the Influence of Unobservables

Ronny Freier, Johanna Storck
Trondheim, Norwegen, 25.04.2013 - 26.04.2013
| Workshop on Educational Governance: Department of Economics and Centre for Economic Research at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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Do Parties Matter? Estimating the Effect of Political Power in Multi-party Systems

This paper estimates the effect of political power on tax policies in municipal councils under a proportional election system. The main challenge in estimating the causal effect of parties on policy is to isolate the effect of power from underlying voter preferences and the selection effect of parties. We use an instrumental variable approach where close elections provide the exogenous variation...

Ronny Freier, Christian Odendahl
Göttingen, 09.09.2012 - 12.09.2012
| Neue Wege und Herausforderungen für den Arbeitsmarkt des 21. Jahrhunderts: Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2012
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Do Absolute Majorities Spend Less? Evidence from Germany

The number of parties in government is usually considered to increase spending. We show that this is not necessarily the case. Using a new method to detect close election outcomes in multi-party systems, we isolate truly exogenous variation in the type of government. With data from municipalities in the German state of Bavaria, we show in regression discontinuity-type estimations that absolute...

Christian Odendahl, Ronny Freier
Göttingen, 09.09.2012 - 12.09.2012
| Neue Wege und Herausforderungen für den Arbeitsmarkt des 21. Jahrhunderts: Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2012
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Do Parties Matter? Estimating the Effect of Political Representation in Multi-party Systems

Ronny Freier, Christian Odendahl
Dresden, 16.08.2012 - 19.08.2012
| Public Finance, Public Debt and Global Recovery: 68th Annual Conference of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF 2012)
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The Treatment Effect of Attending a High-Quality School and the Influence of Unobservables

Ronny Freier, Johanna Storck
Berlin, 04.07.2012
| Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen: The Treatment Effect of Attending a High-Quality School and the Influence of Unobservables
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Do Parties Matter? Estimating the Effect of Political Representation in Multi-party Systems

Ronny Freier
Berlin, 18.01.2012
| Leibniz Seminar für Arbeitsmarktforschung
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When Can We Trust Population Thresholds in Regression Discontinuity Designs

Ronny Freier
Berlin, 25.11.2011
| Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen: When Can We Trust Population Thresholds in Regression Discontinuity Designs
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