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Using Difference-in-Differences to Identify Causal Effects of COVID-19 Policies

Policymakers have implemented a wide range of non-pharmaceutical interventions to fight the spread of COVID-19. Variation in policies across jurisdictions and over time strongly suggests a difference-in-differences (DD) research design to estimate causal effects of counter-COVID measures. We discuss threats to the validity of these DD designs and make recommendations about how researchers can avoid ...

In: Survey Research Methods 14 (2020), 2, S. 153-158 | Andrew Goodman-Bacon, Jan Marcus
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New SOEP Research Project: What Are the Social Consequences of the Corona Pandemic?

What are the economic and social consequences of the corona pandemic for people in Germany, now and in the future? SOEP researchers are exploring this question together with researchers from the University of Bielefeld, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Charité Berlin, and the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB Berlin) as part of the research project “Socio-Economic Factors in and Consequences ...

29.04.2020| Stefan Liebig
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Public Health Insurance, Individual Health, and Entry into Self-Employment

We investigate the impact of a differential treatment of paid employees versus self-employed workers in a public health insurance system on the entry rate into self-employment. Health insurance systems that distinguish between the two sectors of employment create incentives or disincentives to start a business for different individuals. We estimate a discrete time hazard rate model of entry into self-employment ...

In: Small Business Economics 49 (2017), 3, S. 647–669 | Frank M. Fossen, Johannes König
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The Spread of the Coronavirus in Germany: Socio-Economic Factors and Consequences (SOEP-CoV)

How is the corona pandemic affecting people in Germany and what economic and social impacts will it have in the years to come? SOEP-CoV, a joint project of SOEP and the University of Bielefeld, aims at answering these questions. On the one hand, the project is investigating how the corona crisis is changing everyday life in Germany and how people are dealing with the situation. On the other hand,...

Current Project| German Socio-Economic Panel study
SOEPpapers 1107 / 2020

Industrial Robots, Workers’ Safety, and Health

This study explores the relationship between the adoption of industrial robots and workplace injuries using data from the United States (US) and Germany. Our empirical analyses, based on establishment-level data for the US, suggest that a one standard deviation increase in robot exposure reduces work-related injuries by approximately 16%. These results are driven by manufacturing firms (–28%), while ...

2020| Rania Gihleb, Osea Giuntella, Luca Stella, Tianyi Wang
Diskussionspapiere 1870 / 2020

Difference-in-Differences to Identify Causal Effects of COVID-19 Policies

Policymakers have implemented a wide range of non-pharmaceutical interventions to fight the spread of COVID-19. Variation in policies across jurisdictions and over time strongly suggests a difference-in-differences (DD) research design to estimate causal effects of counter-COVID measures. We discuss threats to the validity of these DD designs and make recommendations about how researchers can avoid ...

2020| Andrew Goodman-Bacon, Jan Marcus
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An Econometric Analysis of Environmental Phenomena

Diese Dissertation befasst sich mit den Auswirkungen von Luftverschmutzung und Naturkatastrophen auf verschiedene Aspekte der menschlichen Umwelt. Im ersten Abschnitt konzentriere ich mich auf die Luftverschmutzung. Konkret stelle ich in Kapitel 2 fest: Die stündlichen Veränderungen der Luftverschmutzung wirken sich über zwei verschiedene Wege auf die Kriminalität aus, und zwar über physiologische ...

Berlin: TU Berlin, 2020, XIX, 193 S. | Luis Alejandro Sarmiento Abogado
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Early retirement of employees in demanding jobs: evidence from a German pension reform

Workers in demanding jobs may be particularly negatively affected by an increasing statutory retirement age. We exploit a pension reform that raised the early retirement age of women from 60 to 63 years in Germany. Based on a large administrative social security data set we exploit the quasi-natural experiment using a regression-discontinuity approach. We find the same relative employment...

18.11.2020| Johannes Geyer
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Mortality by Education, Occupational Class and Income in Finland in the 1990s and 2000s

Differences in mortality by socio-economic position (SEP) are well established, but there is uncertainty as to which dimension of SEP is most important in what context. This study compares the relationship between three SEP dimensions and mortality in Finland, during the periods 1990–97 and 2000–07, and to existing results for Sweden. We use an 11% random sample from the Finnish population with information ...

In: Longitudinal and Life Course Studies im Ersch. (2020), S. 551-585 | Rasmus Hoffmann, Hannes Kröger, Lasse Tarkiainen, Pekka Martikainen
Diskussionspapiere 1911 / 2020

Machine Predictions and Human Decisions with Variation in Payoffs and Skills

Human decision-making differs due to variation in both incentives and available information. This generates substantial challenges for the evaluation of whether and how machine learning predictions can improve decision outcomes. We propose a framework that incorporates machine learning on large-scale administrative data into a choice model featuring heterogeneity in decision maker payoff functions ...

2020| Michael Allan Ribers, Hannes Ullrich
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