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  • Report

    DG Competition of the European Commission publishes several studies evaluating State aid rules provided by a consortium with the participation of the DIW Berlin

    On 2 June 2020 DG Competition of the European Commission published several support studies on the retrospective evaluation of State aid rules. This “Fitness check” will serve as a basis for future Commission’s decisions about whether to further prolong or update the rules expiring in 2020. The consortium of DIW Berlin, Lear, Sheppard Mullin and UEA Consulting under the leadership ...

    18.06.2020| Tomaso Duso
  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Physician effects in antibiotic prescribing: Evidence from physician exits

    This is an online seminar using Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   Antibiotic resistance is a severe problem within our current health systems. One of the main strategies to combat the rise of antibiotic resistance is to improve individual physicians' antibiotic prescribing practices. However, this strategy requires that differences in...

    12.06.2020| Shan Huang
  • DIW Applied Micro Seminar

    Local News, UGC and Professionals: Evidence from Citizen Journalism

    Abstract:  User generated content is increasingly substituting content created by professionals. Local news that is generated by citizen journalists could be a promising way of supporting the struggling newspaper industry by reducing costs for professional journalists. We study a network of 122 local Austrian newspapers operating a hybrid model of citizen and professional journalism. We first...

    12.06.2020| Jörg Claussen, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Airbnb and Rents: Evidence from Berlin

    This is an online seminar using Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   Cities worldwide have regulated the peer-to-peer short-term rental market claiming that those markets remove apartments from the long-term housing market, causing an increase in rents. However, at the time many of these policies were passed, empirical evidence for or...

    05.06.2020| Kevin Ducbao Tran
  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Modeling Geographical Preferences to Study the Welfare Implication of Airbnb's Presence in the Short-Term Accomodation Market

    Abstract:  We study competition between Airbnb and hotel accommodations in Paris in 2017 to assess the welfare implications of Airbnb’s presence on hotels and travelers. The existing literature on the subject exclusively uses across city variation in Airbnb diffusion. Consequently, it does not take into account that the location of an accommodation within a city might be an important...

    09.04.2020| Maximilian Schäfer
  • Dossiers

    Corona-Pandemic

    Researchers at DIW Berlin are taking a closer look at the economic effects of the ongoing 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Here you can find all DIW Berlin publications on the consequences of the pandemic, which are leaving deep marks on not only the global and German economies, but also on society itself.

    28.05.2021
  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Decomposing Trust

    Abstract:  Trust is thought to be an important driver of economic growth and other economic outcomes. Previous studies suggest that trust may be a combination of risk attitudes, distributional preferences, betrayal aversion, and beliefs about the probability of being reciprocated. We compare the results of a binary trust game to the results of a series of control treatments that remove the...

    28.02.2020| Jana Friedrichsen
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Financial Education in Schools: A Meta-Analysis of Experimental Studies

    We study the literature on school financial education programs for children and youth via a quantitative meta-analysis of 37 (quasi-) experiments. We find that financial education treatments have, on average, sizeable impacts on financial knowledge (+0.33 SD), similar to educational interventions in other domains. Additionally, we document smaller effects on financial behaviors among students (+0.07 ...

    In: Economics of Education Review 78 (2020), 101930, 15 S. | Tim Kaiser, Lukas Menkhoff
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Economic Competence in Early Secondary School: Evidence from a Large-Scale Assessment in Germany

    We employ a psychometrically validated performance test to study economic competence among representative sample of 1,687 early secondary school students in Southwest Germany. The rich dataset allows us to study variation in economic competence across school types and observable student characteristics. Our results show that economic competence is significantly lower among female students, migrants, ...

    In: International Review of Economics Education 35 (2020), 100172, 16 S. | Luis Oberrauch, Tim Kaiser
  • Externe Monographien

    Four Essays on the Economics of Digitization

    Der technische Fortschritt in den Informationstechnologien eröffnet beispiellose wirtschaftliche Möglichkeiten. Durch eine drastische Reduzierung der Kosten dieser Technologien ist es heute so einfach wie noch nie, Informationen und Wissen zu akquirieren, zu kommunizieren und Produkte und Dienstleistungen zu handeln. Die damit einhergehende Umwälzung der Wirtschaft wirft zahlreiche ökonomische Fragestellungen ...

    Berlin: TU Berlin, 2020, XIV, 159 S. | Maximilian Schäfer
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