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Diskussionspapiere 1793 / 2019

Non-Take-Up of Means-Tested Social Benefits in Germany

This paper presents non-take-up rates of benefits from the German Income Support for Job Seekers scheme, called Unemployment Benefit II (Arbeitslosengeld II ). Eligibility to these benefits is simulated by applying a microsimulation model based on data from the Socio-economic Panel for the years 2005 to 2014. To ensure the quality of the results, feasible upper and lower bounds of nontake-up are shown ...

2019| Michelle Harnisch
Diskussionspapiere 1864 / 2020

Financial Education Affects Financial Knowledge and Downstream Behaviors

We study the rapidly growing literature on the causal effects of financial education programs in a meta-analysis of 76 randomized experiments with a total sample size of over 160,000 individuals. The evidence shows that financial education programs have, on average, positive causal treatment effects on financial knowledge and downstream financial behaviors. Treatment effects are economically meaningful ...

2020| Tim Kaiser, Annamaria Lusardi, Lukas Menkhoff, Carly Urban
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Mothers Working during Preschool Years and Child Skills. Does Income Compensate?

Abstract: Increasing mothers’ labour supply in a child’s preschool years can cause a reduction in time investments that can lead to a negative direct effect on mid-childhood and teenage outcomes. As mothers’ work hours increase, income will rise and we ask whether income can compensate for the negative effect of hours by adopting a novel mediation analysis that exploits exogenous...

15.11.2019| Emma Tominey, University of York
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

The CoRisk-Index: A data-mining approach to identify industry-specific risk assessments related to COVID-19 in real-time

This event takes place virtually as webinar via Zoom. Abstract:  While the coronavirus spreads around the world, governments are attempting to reduce contagion rates at the expense of negative economic effects. Market expectations have plummeted, foreshadowing the risk of a global economic crisis and mass unemployment. Governments provide huge financial aid programmes to mitigate the...

17.04.2020| Fabian Braesemann (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford)
SOEPpapers 1040 / 2019

Individual Labor Market Effects of Local Public Expenditures on Sports

By merging administrative data on public finances of all municipalities in Germany with individual data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we explore whether local public expenditures on sports facilities influences individual labor market outcomes. Our identification strategy follows a selection-on-observables approach and exploits the panel structure of the data covering 12 years between 2001 ...

2019| Tim Pawlowski, Carina Steckenleiter, Tim Wallrafen, Michael Lechner
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Call for papers Quarterly Journal of Economic Research 4-2019: Debt – Blessing or Curse?

More than ten years after the outbreak of the Great Financial Crisis and almost ten years since the beginning of the European sovereign debt crisis, questions about the opportunities and risks of debt and debates about debt brakes have remained acute. Debt is the driving force behind investment, economic growth and prosperity: without the indebted­ness of private households, companies and governments, ...

29.01.2019| Dorothea Schäfer
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 4 / 2018

Finance and Growth - Shortly Reconsidered

In den 1980ern und 90ern entwickelte sich ein neues ökonomisches Paradigma: Finanzmärkte – so wurde angenommen – haben einen erheblichen Einfluss auf das Wirtschaftswachstum und die Produktivitätsentwicklung (Levine, Loayza und Beck 2000). Paradigmen kommen in der Regel auf Annahmen zurück. Solche Annahmen bieten eine gute Voraussetzung für Zirkelschlüsse. Mit der internationalen Finanzkrise 2007 wurde ...

2018| Mechthild Schrooten
SOEPpapers 1024 / 2019

The Role of Body Weight for Health, Earnings, and Life Satisfaction

Based on the German Socio-Economic Panel, the influence of the body mass index on health, earnings and satisfaction is analysed by gender. Basic results are: health worsens, income declines and satisfaction is poorer with higher body mass index. If control variables are added, estimates are split by gender and different effects of over- and underweight people are determined, the health estimates show ...

2019| Olaf Hübler
DIW Weekly Report 46/47/48 / 2019

100 Years of the Modern German Tax System: Foundation, Reforms, and Challenges

The tax and fiscal reforms headed by German finance minister Matthias Erzberger in 1919 and 1920 fundamentally reshaped German public finances. The total tax revenue as a percentage of GDP, or tax-to-GDP ratio, doubled and increased continually until the end of World War II. Since the 1950s, the tax-to-GDP ratio has remained between 22 and 24 percent of GDP most of the time. West Germany’s economic ...

2019| Stefan Bach
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Unemployment and Business Cycles

We develop and estimate a general equilibrium search and matching model that accounts for key business cycle properties of macroeconomic aggregates, including labor market variables. In sharp contrast to leading New Keynesian models, we do not impose wage inertia. Instead we derive wage inertia from our specification of how firms and workers negotiate wages. Our model outperforms a variant of the standard ...

In: Econometrica 84 (2016), 4, S. 1523-1569 | Lawrence J. Christiano, Martin S. Eichenbaum, Mathias Trabandt
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