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  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Cost and Productivity Effects of Demographic Changes on Local Water Service

    We investigate the impact of demographic changes on local public services taking the case of water service. We apply a structural production function approach to a large panel of German water utilities between 2003 and 2014. Exploring variation of population density and the population age structure across service areas and over time, we provide evidence that demographics and their changes significantly ...

    In: Utilities Policy 79 (2022), 101435, 17 S. | Astrid Cullmann, Caroline Stiel
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    Linking Brain Age Gap to Mental and Physical Health in the Berlin Aging Study II

    From a biological perspective, humans differ in the speed they age, and this may manifest in both mental and physical health disparities. The discrepancy between an individual’s biological and chronological age of the brain (“brain age gap”) can be assessed by applying machine learning techniques to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) data. Here, we examined the links between brain age gap and a broad ...

    In: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience 14 (2022), 791222, 16 S. | Philippe Jawinski, Sebastian Markett, Johanna Drewelies, Sandra Düzel, Ilja Demuth, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Gert G. Wagner, Denis Gerstorf, Ulman Lindenberger, Christian Gaser, Simone Kühn
  • Diskussionspapiere 2008 / 2022

    Lessons from an Aborted Second-Generation Rent Control in Catalonia

    This study investigates the effects of short-lived rent control regulations introduced in Catalonia in September 2020 and revoked in March 2022. Using the microdata of the largest Spanish housing advertisement portal idealista between January 2017 and May 2022, we analyze the dynamics of prices and supply for dwellings offered for rent and for sale. We also examine separately the rental and sales markets. ...

    2022| Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Fernando A. López, David Rey Blanco, Pelayo González Arbués
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    Geodata in Labor Market Research: Trends, Potentials and Perspectives

    This article shows the potentials of georeferenced data for labor market research. We review developments in the literature and highlight areas that can benefit from exploiting georeferenced data. Moreover, we share our experiences in geocoding administrative employment data including wage and socioeconomic information of almost the entire German workforce between 2000 and 2017. To make the data easily ...

    In: Journal for Labour Market Research 56 (2022), 5, 104002, S. 4-17 | Kerstin Ostermann, Johann Eppelsheimer, Nina Gläser, Peter Haller, Martina Oertel
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    Where is the Consumer Center? A Case of St. Petersburg

    In an urban economy, the distribution of people and real estate prices depends on the location of the central business district of a city. As distance from the city center increases, both prices and population density diminish, for travel costs increase in terms of time and money. As manufacturing gradually leaves the cities, the importance of consumer amenities as attractors of population to the urban ...

    In: Regional Science Policy and Practice 14 (2022), 4, S. 916-938 | Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Irina Krylova, Darya Kryutchenko
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    Location, Location, Location: The Role of Objective Neighborhood Characteristics for Perceptions of Control

    Introduction: Control beliefs can protect against age-related declines in functioning. It is unclear whether neighborhood characteristics shape how much control people perceive over their life. This article studies associations of neighborhood characteristics with control beliefs of residents of a diverse metropolitan area (Berlin, Germany). Methods: We combine self-report data about perceptions of ...

    In: Gerontology 68 (2022), 2,S. 214–223 | Johanna Drewelies, Peter Eibich, Sandra Düzel, Simone Kühn, Christian Krekel, Jan Goebel, Jens Kolbe, Ilja Demuth, Ulman Lindenberger, Gert G. Wagner, Denis Gerstorf
  • Diskussionspapiere 1999 / 2022

    Forward to the Past: Short-Term Effects of the Rent Freeze in Berlin

    In 2020, Berlin introduced a rigorous rent-control policy responding to soaring rents by setting a cap on rental prices: the Mietendeckel (rent freeze). The policy was revoked one year later by the German Constitutional Court. Although successful in reducing rents during its duration, the consequences for Berlin’s rental market and adjacent municipalities are not clear. In this paper we evaluate the ...

    2022| Anja M. Hahn, Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Sofie R. Waltl, Marco Fongoni
  • SOEPpapers 1165 / 2022

    The Long-Run Effects of Immigration: Evidence across a Barrier to Refugee Settlement

    After the end of World War II in 1945, millions of refugees arrived in what in 1949 became the Federal Republic of Germany. We examine their effect on today’s productivity, wages, income, rents, education, and population density at the municipality level. Our identification strategy is based on a spatial discontinuity in refugee settlement at the border between the French and US occupation zones in ...

    2022| Antonio Ciccone, Jan Nimczik
  • Diskussionspapiere 1994 / 2022

    House Price Expectations

    This study examines short-, medium-, and long-run price expectations in housing markets. We derive and test six hypothesis about the incidence, formation, and relevance of price expectations. To do so, we use data from a tailored household survey, past sale and rental offerings, satellites, and from an information RCT. As novel findings, we show that price expectations exhibit mean reversion in the ...

    2022| Niklas Gohl, Peter Haan, Claus Michelsen, Felix Weinhardt
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    Inferring Floor Area Ratio Thresholds for the Delineation of City Centers Based on Cognitive Perception

    The morphology of today’s cities is the result of historic urban developments and on-going urban transformation resulting in complex urban spatial structures. While functionally as well as spatially, cities are structured into sub-units such as the city center, business districts, residential areas or industrial and commercial zones, their precise localization in the geographic space is sometimes difficult. ...

    In: Environment and Planning / B 48 (2020), 2, S. 265–279 | Michael Wurm, Jan Goebel, Gert G. Wagner, Matthias Weigand, Stefan Dech, Hannes Taubenböck
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