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  • 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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    Implications of Mandatory Registration of Mobile Phone Users in Africa

    Sub-Saharan Africa ranks among the top regions in terms of growth in the number of mobile phone users. The success of mobile telephony is attributed to the opening of markets for private players and lenient regulatory policy. However, markets may be increasingly saturated and new regulations introduced across Africa could also have a negative impact on future growth. Since 2006, the majority of countries ...

    In: Telecommunications Policy 36 (2012), 8, S. 608-620 | Nicola Jentzsch
  • 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
  • Diskussionspapiere 1231 / 2012

    Liquidity Constraints and the Permanent Income Hypothesis: Pseudo Panel Estimation with German Consumption Survey Data

    This paper empirically investigates the relevance of liquidity constraints and excess sensitivity in intertemporal household consumption. Using a pseudo panel that has been constructed on rich German consumption survey data, we estimate the consumption responses to permanent and transitory income shocks, as well as the presence of excess sensitivity to anticipated income changes. A switching regression ...

    2012| Martin Beznoska, Richard Ochmann
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    The Strategic Use of Private Quality Standards in Food Supply Chains

    Düsseldorf: Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics, 2012, 46 S.
    (DICE Discussion Paper ; 62)
    | Vanessa von Schlippenbach, Isabel Teichmann
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 7 / 2012

    Income Distribution: An Important Factor for Economic Forecasts

    The development of private consumption is a crucial factor in compiling macroeconomic projections as part of national accounts. Household savings also play an important role as an explanatory variable for consumer development, since private households must decide whether to spend their incomes on consumption or saving. The estimated savings rate in DIW Berlin's economic projections can be improved ...

    2012| Ferdinand Fichtner, Simon Junker, Carsten Schwäbe
  • Diskussionspapiere 1220 / 2012

    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 cross-section data for Germany, this paper analyzes the ...

    2012| Martin Beznoska, Viktor Steiner
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    The Strategic Use of Private Quality Standards in Food Supply Chains

    We explore the strategic role of private quality standards in food supply chains. Considering two symmetric retailers that are exclusively supplied by a finite number of producers and endogenizing the suppliers' delivery choice, we show that there exist two asymmetric equilibria in the retailers' quality requirements. Our results reveal that the retailers use private quality standards to improve their ...

    In: American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94 (2012), 5, S. 1189-1201 | Vanessa von Schlippenbach, Isabel Teichmann
  • 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
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