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Seminar

BCCP Distinguished Seminar: Jean Tirole (TSE)

Speaker:Jean Tirole, Toulouse School of Economics    Organized by: Berlin Centre of Consumer Policies (BCCP)

19.09.2019
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Determinants of Locus of Control - Evidence from a Mentoring Intervention

(together with Fabian Kosse and Armin Falk) In this project we investigate the determinants of locus of control using data from the BRIQ Family Panel. Particular interest lies in the effectiveness of a one year mentoring intervention which targeted low SES children at the age of 7 to 9.We find that the mentoring intervention had no effect on locus of control in the first 5 waves...

20.11.2019| Sandra Bohmann
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

From workers to capitalists in less than two generations: A study of Chinese urban elite transformation between 1988 and 2013

Economic and social transformation of China during the past 40 years is without precedent in human history. While the economic transformation was extensively studied, social transformation was not. In this paper, we use for the first time harmonized household surveys covering the period 1988-2013 to study the changes in the characteristics of the richest 5 percent of China&rsquo...

18.12.2019| Li Yang, Paris School of Economics
SOEPpapers 1047 / 2019

Self-Control: Determinants, Life Outcomes and Intergenerational Implications

This paper studies self-control in a nationally representative sample. Using the well-established Tangney scale to measure trait self-control, we find that people’s age as well as the political and economic institutions they are exposed to have an economically meaningful impact on their level of self-control. A higher degree of self-control is, in turn, associated with better health, educational and ...

2019| Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, Sarah C. Dahmann, Daniel A. Kamhöfer, Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Decomposing Trust

Abstract:  Trust is thought to be an important driver of economic growth and other economic outcomes. Previous studies suggest that trust may be a combination of risk attitudes, distributional preferences, betrayal aversion, and beliefs about the probability of being reciprocated. We compare the results of a binary trust game to the results of a series of control treatments that remove the...

28.02.2020| Jana Friedrichsen
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Predictors of Refugee Adjustment: The Importance of Cognitive Skills and Personality

In light of the recent worldwide migration of refugees, determinants of a more or less successful integration are heavily discussed, but reliable empirical investigations are scarce and have often focused on sociodemographic factors. In the present study, we explore the role of several individual characteristics for refugee adjustment in the areas of (a) institutional, (b) interpersonal and (c) intrapersonal ...

In: Collabra: Psychology 5 (2019), 1, Art. 23, 14 S. | Elisabeth Hahn, David Richter, Jürgen Schupp, Mitja D. Back
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

Coping with Life-Event Shocks: Psychological Determinants of Resilience

In this research we investigate the psychological determinants of resilience. Specifically, we observe whether the adaptation process to negative life events is different across the distribution of personality traits (the so-called big five) and of different life attitudes (such as locus of control and risk aversion). We take into consideration two different areas of shocking events: the job...

23.10.2019| Tommasso Ramella, UNIMIB
Seminar Series on Research in Development Economics

From workers to capitalists in less than two generations: A study of Chinese urban elite transformation between 1988 and 2013

Economic and social transformation of China during the past 40 years is without precedent in human history. While the economic transformation was extensively studied, social transformation was not. In this paper, we use for the first time harmonized household surveys covering the period 1988-2013 to study the changes in the characteristics the richest 5 percent of China’s urban population....

18.11.2019| Li Yang, Paris School of Economics
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

The New Top-Wealth Sample - First Impressions

Top-wealth holders are typically underrepresented or completely missing in population surveys. The lack of comprehensive national registers on high-wealth individuals in many countries challenged previous attempts to remedy this under-representation. In a novel research design, we draw on public data on the shareholding structures of companies as a sampling frame. Our design builds on...

07.11.2019| Carsten Schröder, Johannes König
SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

2D:4D and Economic Preferences in a Large Representative Sample of Germans

Over the last decade, there has been a growing interest in the association between 2D:4D, a putative marker for prenatal testosterone exposure, and economic preferences. The results are mixed, and part of the inconclusiveness may come from the typically limited sample sizes as well as the many “researcher degrees of freedom” in the analysis. To firmly test if 2D:4D is associated...

17.07.2019| Levent Neyse
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