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Björn Fischer receives Scholarship from the Forschungsnetzwerk Alterssicherung

Björn Fischer from the Public Economics department has been granted a scholarship from the Forschungsnetzwerk Alterssicherung (research network for old-age provision) from April 2019 on. The Dean of the Graduate Center, Prof. Weizsäcker congratulates Björn on his success!

20.02.2019
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Stefan Etgeton has successfully defended his dissertation

Stefan Etgeton, who works at the Public Economics department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin.The dissertation with the title "The Impact of Pension Reforms on Income Inequality, Savings, and Health" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Peter Haan (DIW Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin) and Prof. André Decoster, Ph.D. (KU Leuven). We congratulate Stefan ...

20.02.2019
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Philipp Kaminsky has passed his final exam as a Specialist in Market and Social Research (FAMS)

Congratulations to Philipp Kaminsky for passing his FAMS final exam on January 24, 2019! Philipp will be supporting the SOEP team in the SOEP Research Data Center (SOEP-RDC) by answering questions and requests on the SOEP-Hotline and taking care of contract management.

01.02.2019
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Sponsorship for PhD student at the Graduate Center

We congratulate Nils Handler, PhD student in the GC class of 2019, for the award. From October 2020, the Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft will finance his PhD.

10.06.2020| Nils Handler
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With regard to current events: Measures implemented at the DIW Berlin

Due to the current developments regarding the spread of the Covid-19/Corona virus we will follow the recommendations of the authorities and reduce all social contact to a minimum, starting March 16, 2020, in order to protect all visitors and staff members. Staff members of the DIW Berlin will, for the most part, have the possibility to work externally. All staff can still be reached via email as well ...

16.03.2020
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The German Data Forum (RatSWD) calls for adaptation of the German national roadmap process to increase participation of social, behavioral, and economic researchers

To foster cutting-edge scientific research in Germany, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research provides funding to outstanding research infrastructures through its national roadmap, a detailed plan mapping out their long-term development.  A working group of the German Data Forum headed by former SOEP Director Jürgen Schupp has released a set of recommendations for adapting ...

10.12.2019| Jürgen Schupp
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Thore Schlaak has successfully defended his dissertation

Thore Schlaak, who works at the Forecasting and Economic Policy Department, has successfully defended his dissertation at the Freie Universität Berlin. The dissertation with the title "Essays on Structural Vector Autoregressions Identified Through Time-Varying Volatility" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Helmut Lütkepohl (DIW Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Lars Winkelmann (FU Berlin). We congratulate Thore ...

27.11.2019
Graduate Center Masterclasses

Causal machine learning under unconfoundedness

14.05.2020| Michael Lechner, University of St. Gallen
Graduate Center Masterclasses

International Dimensions of Fiscal Policy

Masterclasses are a series of one or two day courses on various topics in Economics, organized by the DIW Graduate Center. The target audience consists of graduate students in Economics at Berlin universities and research institutes. The GC Masterclasses are held on an irregular basis at DIW Berlin (about once a month) and are open to all affiliates of DIW Berlin, those of the BDPEMS program, and...

14.07.2020| Gernot Müller, University Tübingen
Graduate Center Minicourses

Machine learning methods for high-dimensional data in Economics

Minicourses are a series of one or two day courses on various topics in Economics, organized by the DIW Graduate Center. The target audience consists of graduate students in Economics at Berlin universities and research institutes. The GC Minicourses are held on an irregular basis at DIW Berlin (about once a month) and are open to all affiliates of DIW Berlin, those of the BDPEMS program, and...

08.10.2020| Marica Valente
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