Upcoming events of DIW Berlin https://www.diw.de/en/diw_01.c.621973.en/calendar.html Events en https://www.diw.de/sixcms/media.php/37/diw_logo_farbe_mini.jpg DIW Berlin https://diw.de/ Schumpeter Berlin School of Economics Macro Seminar http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.897626.en 16:00-18:00 c.t.

Schumpeter Berlin School of Economics Macro Seminar http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.897641.en 16:00-18:00 c.t.

Nowcasting Income Inequality in Germany http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.899946.en

Current developments in the labor income distribution shape the business cycle and the transmission of fiscal and monetary policy measures. During economic crises, timely and well targeted economic policy becomes essential but the volatility of the (labor) income distribution is particularly high. Detailed distributional data on household incomes becomes available after one year at the earliest. This paper proposes to nowcast the full labor income distribution by exploiting the fact that aggregate macroeconomic indicators and sectoral labor market data are informative for its higher moments. We nowcast brackets of the annual labor income distribution of German households from the Socio-Economic Panel with higher-frequency macroeconomic data in a state-of-the-art nowcasting model. Using a nonparametric generalized Pareto distribution, we construct nowcasts of a continuous labor income distribution. We find that high-frequency macroeconomic and sectoral labor market indicators have predictive power not only for the mean and median labor income but also for movements in the tails of the distribution. The analysis suggests that inequality in Germany has increased slightly since the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

SOEP 2024 – 15th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.876048.en

The 15th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (SOEP2024) will be held in Berlin from July 4 to July 5, 2024 at BBAW.

The conference provides researchers who use the SOEP (including the SOEP part of the Cross-National Equivalent File (CNEF) and LIS/LWS data) with the opportunity to present and discuss their work with their peers. Researchers of all disciplines (e.g., economics, demography, geography, political science, public health, psychology, and sociology) are invited to register and participate. The submission deadline has expired!

The theme of the conference and keynote speeches will be "the individual and collective responses to a changing world". To get an overview on all topics of the presentations and posters, please take a look at our program (see box on the left).

Schumpeter Berlin School of Economics Macro Seminar http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.897633.en 16:00-18:00 c.t.

Schumpeter Berlin School of Economics Macro Seminar http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.897649.en 16:00-18:00 c.t.

The Economic Consequences of Being Widowed by War: A Life-Cycle Perspective (with J. Stuhler) http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.899950.en

Despite millions of war widows worldwide, little is known about the economic consequences of being widowed by war. We use life history data from West Germany to show that war widowhood increased women’s employment immediately after World War II but led to lower employment rates later in life. War widows, therefore, carried a double burden of employment and childcare while their children were young but left the workforce when their children reached adulthood. We discuss the mechanisms contributing to this counterintuitive life-cycle pattern and examine potential spillovers to the next generation.

Save the Date: The 17th Berlin IO Day http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.890701.en

The Berlin IO Day is a one-day workshop sponsored by the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP) and the Vereinigung der Freunde e.V. (VdF) des DIW Berlin and supported by the Berlin's leading academic institutions, including DIW Berlin, ESMT BerlinFreie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin which takes place twice a year, in the Spring and in the Fall.

For each Berlin IO Day, we will invite four or five speakers to present their recent work on a variety of IO topics, followed by a general discussion. The aim is to create an international forum for high quality research in Industrial Organization in the heart of Berlin, one of Europe's most vibrant and intellectually lively cities.

Effects of Shocks in Nonlinear and Non-Gaussian Environments http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.890506.en 15.15-16.45h
(on all three days)

Further information will follow soon.