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Diskussionspapiere 1335 / 2013

Price Guarantees, Consumer Search, and Hassle Costs

The paper deals with the competitive effects of price guarantees in a spatial duopoly where consumers can search for lower prices but have to incur hassle costs if they want to claim a price guarantee. It is shown that symmetric equilibria with and without price guarantees exist but price guarantees will have no effect on prices if search costs are low, hassle costs are high and the number of uninformed ...

2013| Pio Baake, Ulrich Schwalbe
Monographien

Understanding Chinese Consumption: The Impact of Hukou

The Chinese growth miracle was based on exports and investment in recent years. While strong output growth has been maintained even during the financial crisis, the imbalances within the country increased. To return to a more sustainable path of development, policies are directed to improve the role of private consumption. However, the institutional framework is an impediment to the transformation, ...

Frankfurt / Oder: Europa-Universität Viadrina, 2013, 17 S.
(Discussion Paper / European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Department of Business Administration and Economics ; 343)
| Christian Dreger, Tongsan Wang, Yanqun Zhang
Monographien

Understanding Chinese Consumption: The Impact of Hukou

The Chinese growth miracle was based on exports and investment in recent years. While strong output growth has been maintained even during the financial crisis, the imbalances within the country increased. To return to a more sustainable path of development, policies are directed to improve the role of private consumption. However, the institutional framework is an impediment to the transformation, ...

Bonn: IZA, 2013, 17 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 7819)
| Christian Dreger, Tongsan Wang, Yanqun Zhang
SOEPpapers 527 / 2012

Does Subsidizing Investments in Energy Efficiency Reduce Energy Consumption? Evidence from Germany

Improving energy efficiency is one of the three pillars of the European energy and climate targets for 2020 and has led to the introduction of several policy measures to promote energy efficiency. The paper analyzes the effectiveness of subsidies in increasing energy efficiency in residential dwellings. An empirical analysis is conducted in which the effectiveness of subsidies on the number of dwelling ...

2012| Caroline Dieckhöner
SOEPpapers 500 / 2012

Mobility Regimes and Parental Wealth: The United States, Germany, and Sweden in Comparison

We study the role of parental wealth for children's educational and occupational outcomes across three types of welfare states and outline a theoretical model that assumes parental wealth to impact offspring's attainment through two mechanisms, wealth's purchasing function and its insurance function. We argue that welfare states can limit the purchasing function of wealth, for instance by providing ...

2012| Fabian T. Pfeffer, Martin Hällsten
SOEPpapers 499 / 2012

Validating an Ultra-Short Survey Measure of Patience

This study presents results of the validation of an ultra-short survey measure of patience included in the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). Survey responses predict intertemporal choice behavior in incentive-compatible decisions in a representative sample of the German adult population.

2012| Thomas Vischer, Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, David Huffman, Jürgen Schupp, Uwe Sunde, Gert G. Wagner
Monographien

Does Consumption Decline at Retirement? Evidence from Repeated Cross-Section Data for Germany

The life-cycle hypothesis implies that consumption would not decline at retirement. However, several studies found relevant declines in food consumption after retirement for the United States. Others concluded that this contradiction of the life-cycle hypothesis is solved by allowing for broader measures of consumption than food. Using repeated crosssection data for Germany, this paper analyzes the ...

Berlin: Freie Univ. Berlin, FB Wirtschaftswiss., 2012, 24 S.
(Discussion Paper / School of Business & Economics ; 2012,14)
| Martin Beznoska, Viktor Steiner
SOEPpapers 459 / 2012

Explaining Reurbanization: Empirical Evidence of Intraregional Migration as a Long-Term Mobility Decision from Germany

Following the discussion on reurbanization (changing intra-regional migration patterns), our research project treats transport-related consequences of this spatial development in German city regions. The hypothesis is that reurbanization bears potential to spread environmentally friendly ways of organizing daily mobility - but that the chance ofthose positive effects might be given away, if policy ...

2012| Gesa Matthes
SOEPpapers 462 / 2012

Inheritance in Germany 1911 to 2009: A Mortality Multiplier Approach

We estimate the size of inheritance and gift flows in Germany for selected years over the last century, applying the methodology used by Piketty (2011) for France and combining national accounts, tax statistics and survey data (mainly the German Socio-Economic Panel, SOEP). The data clearly supports the finding of a U-shaped evolution. The annual flow of inheritance and gifts was almost 15% of national ...

2012| Christoph Schinke
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