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  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Emergency-Aid for Self-employed in the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Flash in the Pan?

    The self-employed faced strong income losses during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many governments introduced programs to financially support the self-employed during the pandemic, including Germany. The German Ministry for Economic Affairs announced a €50bn emergency-aid program in March 2020, offering one-off lump-sum payments of up to €15,000 to those facing substantial revenue declines. By reassuring ...

    In: Journal of Economic Psychology 93 (2022), 102567, 16 S. | Joern Block, Alexander S. Kritikos, Maximilian Priem, Caroline Stiel
  • Event

    Aligning finance with the Paris Agreement and unlocking $100 billion –

    On Thursday 4 November, the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) will hold an EU side event together with the World Resources Institute, Perspectives Climate Group, Frankfurt School and Climate Action Network on climate financing at the COP26. Leading European researchers will present their latest insights into aligning international financial flows with the goals of the Paris...

    04.11.2021| Carolyn Neunuebel, Philipp Censkowsky, Pieter Pauw, Tasneem Essop , Catherine Marchewitz, Karsten Neuhoff
  • Event

    Sustainable Finance for Climate Mitigation - The Role of the Financial Sector in Achieving Net-Zero

    The financial sector has an important role in the transition towards a net-zero economy. Moderated by Prof. Dr. Karen Pittel (ifo Institute) this panel will discuss policy options for the financial sector. Karsten Löffler (Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany) will hold a keynote on the recommendations of the German Sustainable Finance Committee. Four panelists will then add...

    03.11.2021| Karen Pittel, Karsten Löffler, Kai Lessmann, Frank Schiemann, Christa Clapp, Franziska Schütze
  • Conference

    BCCP Online Panel 2021

    The tremendous growth of digital transactions – mainly through online platforms - is profoundly affecting the way we interact and opening vast opportunities to improve our lives. Consumers are benefiting from an unprecedented proliferation of new services and products that previously were too costly to be developed and marketed to customers. At the same time, the characteristics of platform...

    18.06.2021| Cristina Caffarra, Isabelle de Silva, Amelia Fletcher, Fiona Scott Morton, Monika Schnitzer, Özlem Bedre-Defolie, Tomaso Duso, Pauline Affeldt
  • Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

    The Value of Time in the United States: Estimates from Nationwide Natural Field Experiments

    07.06.2021| Robert Metcalfe (University of Southern California)
  • Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

    Merger, Product Variety and Firm Entry: the Retail Craft Beer Market in California

    01.03.2021| Ying Fan, University of Michigan
  • DIW Weekly Report 10 / 2021

    Green Deal for Industry: A Clear Policy Framework Is More Important Than Funding

    The European Commission is facing the challenge and opportunity of implementing the Green Deal while simultaneously initiating the recovery of the economy following the coronavirus crisis. Investments in the basic materials industry’s transition to climate neutrality play a central role in this, as the sector is responsible for 16 percent of the EU’s CO2 emissions and is key to downstream value chains. ...

    2021| Karsten Neuhoff, Olga Chiappinelli, Mats Kröger, Frederik Lettow, Jörn Richstein, Franziska Schütze, Jan Stede, Xi Sun
  • SOEPpapers 1121 / 2021

    Job Placement via Private vs. Public Employment Agencies: Investigating Selection Effects and Job Match Quality in Germany

    Employment agencies aim to match individuals to appropriate jobs. There are public and private employment agencies, which co-exist in many countries. Selection effects may be relevant in the sense that private agencies potentially engage in ‘cream-skimming’ by prioritizing highly qualified workers. The resulting job match quality is also important from an individual, a firm, and a society perspective. ...

    2021| Adam Ayaita, Christian Grund, Lisa Pütz
  • Diskussionspapiere 1930 / 2021

    Market Concentration in Europe: Evidence from Antitrust Markets

    An increasing body of empirical evidence is documenting trends toward rising concentration, profits, and markups in many industries around the world since the 1980s. Two major criticisms of these studies is that concentration and market shares are poorly measured at the national industry level while firm level revenues are a poor indicator of product sales. We use a novel database that identifies over ...

    2021| Pauline Affeldt, Tomaso Duso, Klaus Gugler, Joanna Piechucka
  • Diskussionspapiere 1931 / 2021

    A Retrospective Study of State Aid Control in the German Broadband Market

    We provide an evaluation of the impact of public subsidy schemes that aimed to support the development of basic broadband infrastructure in rural areas of Germany. Such subsidies are subject to state aid control by the European Commission (EC). While the EC increasingly recognises the role of economic analysis in controlling public aid to companies, there are to date no full retrospective studies performed ...

    2021| Tomaso Duso, Mattia Nardotto, Jo Seldeslachts
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