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The German Socio-Economic Panel Study is a representative panel study for the German population, collecting data on a broad variety of topics of everyday life, including general wellbeing, household composition, educational aspirations and educational status, income and occupational biographies, leisure time activities, housing, health, political orientation and more. With its long running panel...

25.03.2021| Sandra Bohmann
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Assessment of German Public Attitudes toward Health Communications with Varying Degrees of Scientific Uncertainty Regarding COVID-19

This survey study assesses attitudes of the German public regarding COVID-19 health communications with varying degrees of scientific uncertainty.

In: JAMA Network Open 3 (2020), 12, e2032335, 5 S. | Odette Wegwarth, Gert G. Wagner, Claudia Spies, Ralph Hertwig
Monographien

The Effect of a Major Pandemic on Risk Preferences: Evidence from Exposure to COVID-19

The present paper studies the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on risk preferences. Using real-time panel data from the year before the pandemic and from the first few months of the pandemic in Germany (April to July 2020), we provide robust evidence that exposure to COVID-19 reduces individual risk tolerance. We establish a causal link between the pandemic and risk tolerance by exploiting longitudinal ...

Rochester : SSRN, 2020, 43 S. | Daniel Graeber, Ulrich Schmidt, Carsten Schröder, Johannes Seebauer
Diskussionspapiere 1917 / 2020

Corruption and Cheating: Evidence from Rural Thailand

This study tests the prediction that perceived corruption reduces ethical behavior. Integrating a standard “cheating” experiment into a broad household survey in rural Thailand, we find clear support for this prediction: respondents who perceive corruption in state affairs are more likely to cheat and, thus, to fortify the negative consequences of corruption. Interestingly, there is a small group of ...

2020| Olaf Hübler, Melanie Koch, Lukas Menkhoff, Ulrich Schmidt
Diskussionspapiere 1913 / 2020

An Alternative Bootstrap for Proxy Vector Autoregressions

We propose a new bootstrap for inference for impulse responses in structural vector autoregressive models identified with an external proxy variable. Simulations show that the new bootstrap provides confidence intervals for impulse responses which often have more precise coverage than and similar length as the competing moving-block bootstrap intervals. An empirical example shows how the new bootstrap ...

2020| Martin Bruns, Helmut Lütkepohl
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Fixing Misallocation with Guidelines: Awareness vs. Adherence

16.11.2020| Leila Agha (Dartmouth College)
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Inference in Partially Identified Heteroskedastic Simultaneous Equations Models

Identification through heteroskedasticity in heteroskedastic simultaneous equations models (HSEMs) is considered. The possibility that heteroskedasticity identifies structural parameters only partially is explicitly allowed for. The asymptotic properties of the identified parameters are derived. Moreover, tests for identification through heteroskedasticity are developed and their asymptotic distributions ...

In: Journal of Econometrics 218 (2020), 2, S. 317-345 | Helmut Lütkepohl, George Milunovich, Minxian Yang
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SOEP-IS for new research questions: call for proposals for the 2021 survey

SOEP users are invited to submit proposals for the next round of the SOEP Innovation Sample (SOEP-IS). For those not yet familiar with SOEP-IS, this unique innovation sample offers great potential as a source of household micro-data, particularly for researchers seeking information that is not available in SOEP-Core—for example, specific information on households or on people’s opinions. ...

13.10.2020
Diskussionspapiere 1905 / 2020

A Simple Instrument for Proxy Vector Autoregressive Analysis

A major challenge for proxy vector autoregressive analysis is the construction of a suitable instrument variable for identifying a shock of interest. We propose a simple proxy that can be constructed whenever the dating and sign of particular shocks are known. It is shown that the proxy can lead to impulse response estimates of the impact effects of the shock of interest that are nearly as efficient ...

2020| Lukas Boer, Helmut Lütkepohl
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How People Know Their Risk Preference

People differ in their willingness to take risks. Recent work found that revealed preference tasks (e.g., laboratory lotteries)—a dominant class of measures—are outperformed by survey-based stated preferences, which are more stable and predict real-world risk taking across different domains. How can stated preferences, often criticised as inconsequential “cheap talk,” be more valid and predictive ...

In: Scientific Reports 10 (2020), 15365 | Ruben C. Arslan, Martin Brümmer, Thomas Dohmen, Johanna Drewelies, Ralph Hertwig, Gert G. Wagner
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