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The 13th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (SOEP2018) will be held in Berlin, July 19-20, 2018 at Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW).

The conference provides researchers who use the SOEP with the opportunity to present and discuss their work with other researchers familiar with SOEP data. Researchers of all disciplines (e.g., economics, demography, geography, political science, public health, psychology, and sociology) who use the SOEP or the SOEP part of the Cross-National Equivalent File (CNEF) are invited to submit an abstract. We encourage in particular submission of papers using the longitudinal features of SOEP as well as papers on survey methodology and cross national comparative analysis.

Besides the open call for paper submissions, we invite session contributions with four papers each on the following topics:

• Implications of Technological Change
• Intergenerational Transmission
• Low and Minimum Wages
• Migration and Integration (e.g., refugees, EU-enlargement)
• Unification of Germany

At the 13th International SOEP User Conference the entire SOEP team and research community will celebrate Gert G. Wagner’s numerous accomplishments on behalf of the SOEP. This is a particularly fitting venue, as it was Gert Wagner who launched the first SOEP User Conference in 1993. We are delighted that this conference will be held at the same location as it was 25 years ago: the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW) on Gendarmenmarkt, in the center of Berlin.

Scientific Committee:

Charlotte Bartels, DIW Berlin
Martin Biewen, University of Tuebingen
Diana Schacht, DIW Berlin
Fabian Pfeffer, University of Michigan
Holger Görg, IfW Kiel

Structural Vector Autoregressive Analysis http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.593801.en
12th International Research Workshop “Methods for Ph.D.” http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.593443.en

Empirical research is seeking through methodological processes to discover, hopefully, nontrivial facts and insights. Beside choosing a topic and grounding an idea in theory, empirical research consists of gathering and analysing data as well as presenting results in scientific contexts in order to contribute new issues to the body of acquired knowledge – not only to someone‘s own but also to that of others.

The workshop this year tackles these steps of your research project:

  • Gathering data via (un)structured interviews and analysing standardised survey data and
  • using the computer for qualitative data analysis and as a tool for statistics.

These steps will strengthen the cooperation in empirical research to boost and streamline one’s project.

Fees and refugee scholarships

499 Euro (with accommodation and meals)
299 Euro (without accommodation, lunch and dinner are included)

There are offered up to three funded scholarships to support refugee postgraduate students from Germany. Full details including eligibility criteria and how to apply for a scholarship can be found on the workshop website.

It is possible to get a certificate on 5 credit points (according to the European Credit Transfer System).

The Program

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

From 16.00 h: Arrival
18.00 h: Dinner
19.30 h: Greetings & Welcome Room Stockholm
20.30 h: Networking Bierklausel

Monday, September 10th, 2018

From 07.30 h: Breakfast
09.00 – 12.30 h: Parallel courses (1)
12.30 h: Lunch
14.30 – 18.00 h: Parallel courses (2)
From 18:00 h: Dinner

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

From 07.30 h: Breakfast
09.00 – 12.30 h: Parallel courses (1) from the day before continue
12.30 h: Lunch
14.30 – 18.00 h: Parallel courses (2) from the day before continue
From 18:00 h: Dinner

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

From 07.30 h: Breakfast
09.00 – 12.30 h: Parallel courses (1) from the day before continue
12.30 h: Lunch
14.30 – 18.00 h: Parallel courses (2) from the day before continue
From 18:00 h: Dinner

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

From 07.30 h: Breakfast
09.00 – 12.30 h: Parallel courses (3)
12:30 h: Lunch
14:30 – 18:00 h: Parallel courses (3) from the morning continue
19:30 h: Dinner

Friday, September 14th, 2018

From 9:00 – 10:30 h: Breakfast and Departure

For further information, especially lecturers, more detailed program, registration and organizers visit the website and the registration form.

The International Research Workshop is organised by:

  • Wenzel Matiaske (Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg/Institute for Employment Relations and Labour)
  • Simon Fietze (University of Southern Denmark/Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management)
  • Heiko Stüber (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))

Contact: irwsnetwork@gmail.com

The workshop is supported by:

  • University of Southern Denmark, Department of Environmental and Business Economics
  • Europa-Universität Flensburg
  • University of Hamburg, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • University of Hamburg, School of Business
  • Leuphana University Lüneburg, Faculty of Economics
  • Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
  • Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
  • Werkstatt für Personal- und Organisationsforschung e.V.
  • German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) at the DIW Berlin
  • GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
  • University of Bielefeld Data Service for Business and Organizational Data (DSZ-BO)
  • Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI)
  • Hans-Boeckler-Foundation
  • Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU)
  • Kühne Logistics University (The KLU)
  • Inter University Center Dubrovnik (IUC)

Linos-2 Workshop http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.593671.en

As part of the DFG-funded project Strukturelle Bedingungen von Gerechtigkeitseinstellungen über den Lebensverlauf (for short LINOS for Legitimation of Inequalities over the Life-span), a workshop will take place on 13th and 14th of September, 2018 at the DIW premises.

The workshop will focus on the first two waves of an employee panel, which is surveyed in the context of the LINOS project. Supplemented by linked administrative data from the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nürnberg, the survey enables a longitudinal view on justice attitudes over the life course, taking into account detailed information about the embedding of respondents into social contexts (project description).

The workshop offers national and international scientists a forum to gain first insights into the methods and results of the LINOS survey and to discuss current work on empirical justice research. On the first day of the workshop, the data of the project will be introduced, supported by contributions on outcome- and order-related attitudes towards justice from cross- and longitudinal perspectives. The second day shows further perspectives of data usage by discussing methodological research with LINOS data and administrative data as well as contributions from experimental justice research. Furthermore, the role of personal networks for justice attitudes is discussed. The workshop concludes with some remarks on access to LINOS data and the possibilities of future research collaborations.

The workshop language is English.

The 10th Berlin IO Day http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.583277.en

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

Spatial Econometrics http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.581752.en 09:00-13:00 (05.10.2018)

SET-Nav Modeling Workshop http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.592964.en

In the SET-Nav project, we push the state-of-the-art of energy-economic-engineering models. Several work packages within the project are dedicated to improve, extend and customize models to better reflect relevant energy system aspects to address the research questions arising from the SET Plan. Models are linked and data is exchanged between them. However, today’s computational limitations effectively restrict the scope, scale and detail of all models. Future computational power and smarter solution algorithms will allow solving larger models that can provide a more holistic picture. In five different modelling workshops we investigate and discuss with the broader research community what should be prioritized when faced with the possibility to enlarge models’ scope, scale or detail given the research questions arising from the SET Plan challenges.

The workshops are open to interested energy modellers, also beyond the project members. As such, our workshops serve as an open exchange platform and also serve the goal of the Horizon 2020 programme of transparency and openness in applied modelling.

Two-stage decision modeling shall enable us to better describe complex situations and interactions in energy markets (e.g. between infrastructure decisions and operational decisions). The workshop shall be a combination of a seminar style lecture on the basics of multi-level modeling in the complementarity format and shorter conference style presentations of applications. It will focus on the equilibrium modeling framework and include modern solution techniques.

Until September 1st, 2018, we are inviting contributions to the workshop. If you are interested in presenting your modeling approach and/or application of multi-level modeling, please contact Dr. Franziska Holz at DIW Berlin (fholz@diw.de).

Participation is free of charge, but seats are limited and participants have to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. Registration for participation is possible until October 1st, 2018.

Please register here

We are looking forward to a fruitful exchange of ideas and experiences in the workshop. Welcome to Berlin!

CNEF Workshop 2018 at DIW Berlin http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.583844.en

For the first time, the DIW Berlin will host an international workshop on longitudinal data management and analysis. In contrast to our regular German SOEP-workshops, this course will be specifically devoted to comparative longitudinal and cross-country designs with the SOEP and its international sister household-panels. After an in-depth introduction to the SOEP and on general issues in longitudinal data handling, the second part of the workshop will be devoted to the US-American Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). The SOEP and the PSID have many topics and structural features in common, while the respective countries differ in many institutional and compositional features. Therefore, these two datasets are particularly fruitful for empirical cross-country analyses. This potential is additionally stipulated by the provision of several key variables in a harmonized form in the so-called cross-national equivalent files (CNEF). The third part of the course therefore will be devoted to the CNEF-project. It will give an overview on the range of harmonized variables, contributing countries and on issues of data-access. We will also discuss examples of research questions that lead to cross-country designs and limitations of the CNEF data. Additionally, the course will deal with the key analytical cross-country designs.


Day 1: Introduction to longitudinal data management and analysis on the basis of the Socio-economic Panel Study (SOEP). Lecture and hands-on sessions (Marco Giesselmann, DIW Berlin and Bielefeld University).

Day 2: Introduction to the PSID. Lecture and hands-on sessions (Paula Fomby, University of Michigan)

Day 3: Using the CNEF as basis for cross-country designs. Potentials, Problems and applications. Lecture (TBC) and hands-on sessions (Marco Giesselmann)   

Registration & Requirements

This workshop aims at doctoral students, post-docs and senior researchers, who currently carry out or are planning studies with the SOEP or other household panel data. We specifically want to encourage scholars with a strong interest in the impact of country-specific characteristics on subjective or objective individual conditions to participate in the workshop. Participants shall be familiar with stata and basic quantitative methods. Admission to the workshop will be granted on a first-come basis. The participation fee will be 60 Euros. Registration will be open from June 4th, 12 a.m. (CET).

For questions on registration and organization,
please contact Christine Kurka (ckurka@diw.de).
For questions on the scope and content of the workshop,
contact Marco Giesselmann (mgiesselmann@diw.de).

Short course in panel factor models http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.583981.en 14:00-17:30 (05.11.2018)
09:00-12:30 (06.11.2018)

Machine Learning in Economics http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.583985.en 09:00-12:00 (26.11.2018)
09:00-17:30 (27.11.2018)

EDDI18 – 10th Annual European DDI User Conference http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.578845.en

EDDI18 is organized jointly by SOEP - The German Socio-Economic Panel, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and IDSC of IZA - International Data Service Center of the Institute for the Study of Labor.

The conference will bring together DDI users and professionals from all over Europe and the world. Anyone interested in developing, applying, or using DDI is invited to attend and present.

The conference will provide presentations on a wide range of topics relating to DDI:

  • Case studies
  • Mature implementations
  • Early implementations
  • Interplay of DDI with other standards or technologies
  • Projects in early phases in which DDI is under consideration
  • Critiques of DDI