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  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Partitioned Pricing and Consumer Welfare

    Abstract:   In online commerce, obfuscation strategies by sellers are hypothesized to mislead consumers to their detriment and to the profit of sellers. One such obfuscation strategy is partitioned pricing in which the price is split into a base price and add-on fees. While empirical evidence suggests that partitioned pricing impacts consumer decisions through salience effects, its consumer...

    06.12.2019| Kevin Ducbao Tran
  • Diskussionspapiere 1816 / 2019

    Income Redistribution, Consumer Credit, and Keeping up with the Riches

    In this study, we set up a DSGE model with upward looking consumption comparison and show that consumption externalities are an important driver of consumer credit dynamics. Our model economy is populated by two different household types. Investors, who hold the economy’s capital stock, own the firms and supply credit, and workers, who supply labor and demand credit to finance consumption. Furthermore, ...

    2019| Mathias Klein, Christopher Krause
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 46/47 / 2016

    The Gender Gap in Financial Literacy: Income, Education, and Experience Offer Only Partial Explanations

    In most countries, women have a lower level of financial literacy than men on average. This report demonstrates that differences in income and education and less experience in financial matters only provide a partial explanation for the gender gap. Data from various countries show that cultural differences may also play a role. In order to close the gender gap in financial literacy, schools should ...

    2016| Antonia Grohmann
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 46/47 / 2016

    On Average, Women Know Less about Financial Matters than Men Do in Most Countries: Seven Questions for Antonia Grohmann

  • Conference

    BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2017

    The tremendous growth of digital transactions – mainly through online platforms – has profoundly affected the way we interact and has opened vast opportunities to improve our lives. The disruptive impact of this process is driven by one core feature: its ability to reduce inefficiencies. Consumers have benefited from an unprecedented proliferation of new services and products that...

  • Externe Monographien

    Financial Literacy and Peer Effects: Causes and Consequences ; Dissertation

    Hannover: Leibniz Univ., 2015, 187 S. | Antonia Grohmann
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 40/41/42 / 2016

    Assessing Risk Attitude: The Benefits of Pooling Measures

    In Germany and many other countries, financial advisors are required by law to assess their clients’ risk preferences in order to help them make informed and appropriate investment decisions. Most institutions that provide financial advice - banks, for instance - carry out this assessment using just one type of risk measure. Financial advisors might ask clients to answer a question about their attitudes ...

    2016| Lukas Menkhoff, Sahra Sakha
  • DIW Economic Bulletin 40/41/42 / 2016

    Asking More Than One Question Is Key: Nine Questions to Lukas Menkhoff

  • Berlin IO Day

    The 7th Berlin IO Day

    The Berlin IO Day is a one-day workshop sponsored by the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP) and supported by the Berlin's leading academic institutions, including DIW Berlin, ESMT Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and WZB which takes place twice a year, in the Fall and in the Spring. The aim is to create an...

  • Externe Monographien

    Three Topics in Agriculture: Private Quality Standards, Marketing Channels, and Biochar ; Dissertation

    Berlin: HU Berlin, 2016, XIX, 288 S. | Isabel Teichmann
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