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  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Financial Literacy: Thai Middle-Class Women Do Not Lag Behind

    This research studies the stylized fact of a “gender gap” in that women tend to have lower financial literacy than men. Our data which samples middle-class people from Bangkok does not show a gender gap for those with at least minimum wage earnings. This result is not explained by men’s low financial literacy, nor by women’s high income and good education. Rather, country characteristics may influence ...

    In: Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance 31 (2021), 100537, 10 S. | Antonia Grohmann, Olaf Hübler, Roy Kouwenberg, Lukas Menkhoff
  • Diskussionspapiere 1974 / 2021

    Wage Risk and Portfolio Choice: The Role of Correlated Returns

    From standard portfolio-choice theory it is well-understood that background risk, overwhelmingly due to wage risk, is one of the central determinants of individuals’ portfolio composition: higher background risk reduces risky investments. However, if background risk is negatively correlated with financial market risk, higher background risk implies more risky investment. We quantify the influence of ...

    2021| Johannes König, Maximilian Longmuir
  • DIW Weekly Report 38 / 2021

    Financial Education Measures Are Effective: Germany Should Develop a National Strategy for Financial Education

    The OECD recommends its member countries implement national strategies for financial education. Many other countries, such as China and India, also have such strategies, whereas Germany does not. The strongest reason for rejecting such a strategy is the supposition that financial education interventions are ineffective. Using all available randomized experimental studies, this study investigates and ...

    2021| Tim Kaiser, Lukas Menkhoff
  • Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 4 / 2021

    Sustainable Financial Literacy and Preferences for Sustainable Investments among Young Adults

    In diesem Beitrag verwenden wir ein Auswahlexperiment bzgl. der Auswahl von Aktienfonds, um die Präferenzen junger Erwachsener für nachhaltige Anlagen im Vergleich zu konventionellen Investmentfonds zu schätzen. Unsere Ergebnisse deuten darauf hin, dass der traditionelle Trade-Off zwischen dem Risiko und der Rendite von Aktienfonds auch bei der Auswahl nachhaltiger Investmentfonds Bestand hat. Der ...

    2021| Armin Varmaz, Katharina Riebe, Sabrina Hegner
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    All-Pay Competition with Captive Consumers

    We study a game in which two firms compete in quality to serve a market consisting of consumers with different initial consideration sets. If both firms invest below a certain threshold, they only compete for those consumers already aware of their existence. Above this threshold, a firm is visible to all and the highest investment attracts all consumers. On the one hand, the existence of initially ...

    In: International Journal of Industrial Organization 75 (2021), 102709, 19 S. | Renaud Foucart, Jana Friedrichsen
  • SOEPpapers 1119 / 2021

    An Economic Analysis of the Empty Nest Syndrome: What the Leaving Child Does Matters

    This study is an empirical investigation of the empty nest syndrome, commonly understood as a situation where there are feelings of loss or loneliness for mothers and/or fathers following the departure of the last child from the family home. This investigation makes use of rich, longitudinal, nationally representative German data to assess whether there is evidence for such a syndrome. Furthermore, ...

    2021| Alan Piper
  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    The Value of Data: Evidence from Web Tracking

    This is an online seminar using Cisco Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   The tracking of online user behavior is considered essential for the construction of consumer profiles, which help platforms monetize their services. Prominent examples are advertising in online search or social media, but also online retailing in which matching...

    20.11.2020| Hannes Ullrich, DIW Berlin and University of Copenhagen
  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    The Interaction between Industry Payments to Physicians, Insurance and Drug Costs: Evidence from Medicare Part D

    This is an online seminar using Cisco Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   High and growing prescription drug costs in the United States are a major concern for policy makers. This paper focuses on the extent to which promotional gifts and other transfers made to physicians by pharmaceutical companies cause physicians to prescribe more...

    16.10.2020| Melissa Newham, DIW Berlin und KU Leuven
  • Research Project

    Support study for the revision of the EU guidelines on state aid for environmental protection and energy (EEAG)

    The European Commission (DG Competition) commissioned an international consortium of DIW Berlin together with E.CA Economics, LEAR, University of East Anglia and Sheppard Mullin with a background study on State aid in the field of environmental protection and energy. The results of the study will support the Commission in the revision of the EU Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection...

    Completed Project| Firms and Markets, Climate Policy
  • 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
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