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  • SOEPpapers 849 / 2016

    Leisure and Housing Consumption after Retirement: New Evidence on the Life-Cycle Hypothesis

    We revisit the alleged retirement consumption puzzle. According to the life-cycle theory, foreseeable income reductions such as those around retirement should not affect consumption. However, we first recall that given higher leisure endowments after retirement, the theory does predict a fall of total market consumption expenditures. In order not to mistake this predicted drop for a puzzle we focus ...

    2016| Sven Schreiber, Miriam Beblo
  • Diskussionspapiere 1562 / 2016

    Does Financial Education Impact Financial Literacy and Financial Behavior, and if So, When?

    In a meta-analysis of 126 impact evaluation studies, we find that financial education significantly impacts financial behavior and, to an even larger extent, financial literacy. These results also hold for the subsample of randomized experiments (RCTs). However, intervention impacts are highly heterogeneous: Financial education is less effective for lowincome clients as well as in low and lower-middle ...

    2016| Tim Kaiser, Lukas Menkhoff
  • Diskussionspapiere 1525 / 2015

    The Effect of Peer Observation on Consumption Choices: Experimental Evidence

    This paper investigates the impact of peer observation on the consumption decisions of rural households in Thailand using a lab-in-the-field experiment. We find that those groups that observe each other show lower within group standard deviation in their decisions. Thus, we find evidence for conformity. Further, we find that individual's consumption choice is influenced by the group choice controlling ...

    2015| Antonia Grohmann, Sahra Sakha
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    One Last Puff? Public Smoking Bans and Smoking Behavior

    This paper investigates the short-term effects of public smoking bans on individual smoking behavior. In 2007 and 2008, state-level smoking bans were gradually introduced in all of Germany's federal states. We exploit this variation to identify the effect that smoke-free policies had on individuals' smoking propensity and smoking intensity. Using rich longitudinal data from the German Socio-Economic ...

    In: Journal of Health Economics 30 (2011), 3, S. 591-601 | Silke Anger, Michael Kvasnicka, Thomas Siedler
  • Externe Monographien

    Behavioural Economics, Consumer Policy, and Consumer Law

    New York [u.a.]: Springer, 2011, S. 271-398
    (Journal of Consumer Policy ; 34,3)
    | Lucia A. Reisch, Hans Micklitz, Kornelia Hagen (Eds.)
  • Diskussionspapiere 1374 / 2014

    Estimating a Consumer Demand System of Energy, Mobility and Leisure: A Microdata Approach for Germany

    This paper investigates empirically the consumer demand of environmentally relevant goods for Germany, as well as their relationship to the demand for leisure. Higher prices for energy goods like gas, electricity or fuel oil due to higher indirecttaxation amongst others may have serious welfare and distributional effects for households. Also, there is very little evidence of the labor market implications ...

    2014| Martin Beznoska
  • Externe Monographien

    One Last Puff? Public Smoking Bans and Smoking Behavior

    Bonn: IZA, 2010, 35 S.
    (Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 4873)
    | Silke Anger, Michael Kvasnicka, Thomas Siedler
  • Externe Monographien

    One Last Puff? Public Smoking Bans and Smoking Behavior

    Essen: RWI, 2010, 37 S.
    (Ruhr Economic Papers ; 180)
    | Silke Anger, Michael Kvasnicka, Thomas Siedler
  • Weekly Report 19 / 2010

    Nutritional Information: Traffic Light Labelling Is the Best Way to Reach Consumers

    More than half of German adults are overweight. Those most often affected include the elderly, poor, and individuals with poor education. Yet is overweight an issue that economists should address? Poor nutrition and lack of exercise play a major role in widespread diseases. One third of total health care expenditures are devoted to illnesses related to overweight. This is just one of the reasons why ...

    2010| Kornelia Hagen
  • Weekly Report 20 / 2010

    Nutritional Labeling Today: What Consumers Want - and What They Understand

    Findings from consumer surveys and studies about nutritional labeling tend to be hard to compare, because the methodologies they use and questions they address are quite varied. Nevertheless, by evaluating these studies, we can obtain a good overview of existing nutritional labeling systems and consumer preferences. The present background article offers an overview of the studies frequently cited in ...

    2010| Kornelia Hagen
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