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Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Investment Losses and Inequality

Systematic differences along the wealth distribution in investment performance will potentially have large consequences for the level and persistence of wealth inequality. These differences in performance are hard to measure except in a few, select countries with detailed information on household portfolios. In this paper we use a modified version of the Global Capital Asset Pricing Model ...

07.08.2019| Johannes König
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Wealth inequality in Germany, 1895-2017

(together with Thilo Albers (HU Berlin) und Moritz Schularick (Uni Bonn)) This paper provides the first long-run wealth inequality series for Germany. We combine wealth tax data, survey data, national accounts' household balance sheets, and lists of large wealth holders to study the accumulation and distribution of wealth in Germany from 1895 to 2017. We find that wealth concentration in...

24.07.2019| Charlotte Bartels
Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics

Aggregating Distributional Treatment Effects: A Bayesian Hierarchical Analysis of the Microcredit Literature

03.06.2019| Rachael Meager, London School of Economics and Political Science
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Multidimensional Inequality Analysis using SOEP data and the Constitution of Germany

Well-being inequality is a subject that has being extensively covered and which is widely discussed also in the political and civil environment. However, the majority of the studies done in this field are still limited to the analysis of monetary variables, like income, wealth or expenditure, completely forsaking non-monetary elements such as education, health or employment on the basis that...

29.05.2019| Tommaso Bechini (Sapienza Università di Roma)
Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics

Gender Wage Gaps and Worker Mobility: Evidence from the Garment Sector in Bangladesh

20.05.2019| Christopher Woodruff, University of Oxford
Weekly Report

In Germany, Younger, Better Educated Persons, and Lower Income Groups Are More Likely to Be in Favor of Unconditional Basic Income

by  Jule Adriaans, Stefan Liebig and Juergen Schupp Representative survey results have shown a stable approval rate for implementing unconditional basic income of between 45 and 52 percent in Germany since 2016/17. In European comparison, this approval rate is low. Younger, better educated persons, and those at risk of poverty support the concept of unconditional basic income in Germany. But ...

10.04.2019| Jule Adriaans, Stefan Liebig, Jürgen Schupp
Event

5th BCCP Forum

Leibniz ScienceCampusBerlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP) Forum The Forum will bring together all BCCP fellows in law and economics who are engaged in the activities of the science campus. We will have the opportunity to learn about each other’s research during short presentations by the different partner institutions followed by open discussion. The objective of the meeting is to...

08.04.2019
Weekly Report

The Low-Wage Sector in Germany Is Larger Than Previously Assumed

by  Markus M. Grabka and Carsten Schröder The total number of dependent employees in Germany has increased by more than four million since the financial crisis. Part of this growth took place in the low-wage sector. Analyses based on data from the Socio-Economic Panel, which in 2017 for the first time include detailed information on secondary employment, show that there were around nine ...

03.04.2019| Markus M. Grabka, Carsten Schröder
Research Project

The gender wage gap and the role of policy: Analyzing patterns over time, over the life cycle and across the wage distribution

The gender wage gap is a persistent and pervasive phenomenon observable in virtually all countries. It has strong implications for a society since it is one main driver of inequality in a country. Therefore, there exists an active public debate and an important academic literature that describes and quantifies the gender wage gap, analyses the reasons for this gap and discusses potential policy...

Current Project| Gender Economics, Public Economics
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

The Minimum Wage and Fair Wage Perceptions

Whether workers feel they are paid fairly is an important determinant of their job satisfaction and productivity. Minimum wage laws aim for fairer wages for low-income workers. But, what are the impacts of minimum wage laws on workers’ fairness perceptions? Using survey data from German Socio-Economic Panel, we show that the introduction of minimum wage law in Germany increased the...

20.02.2019| Levent Neyse, Johannes König, Carsten Schröder
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