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  • SOEPpapers 935 / 2017

    Thinking about Tomorrow? Predicting Experimental Choice Behavior and Life Outcomes from a Survey Measure of Present Bias

    Using a representative sample of the German adult population, this paper investigates the extent to which a survey measure of present bias predicts present-biased choice behavior in incentive-compatible experiments and real-world outcomes related to in-vestments in financial assets and human capital. The results are threefold. First, the survey and experimental measures of present bias are significantly ...

    2017| Pia R. Pinger
  • Diskussionspapiere 1682 / 2017

    Does Financial Literacy Improve Financial Inclusion? Cross Country Evidence

    While financial inclusion is typically addressed by improving the financial infrastructure we show that financial literacy, representing the demand-side of financial markets, also has a beneficial effect. We study this effect at the cross-country level, which allows to consider institutional variation. Regarding “access to finance”, financial infrastructure and financial literacy are mainly substitutes. ...

    2017| Antonia Grohmann, Theres Klühs, Lukas Menkhoff
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    BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2017: Welcome

    27.06.2017| Veranstaltungsrückblick
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    BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2017: Policy Roundtable: Consumer and Competition Policy in Platform Markets

    The emergence of online platforms has decreased transaction costs considerably, increased price transparency and hence enabled consumers to more easily compare and purchase products and services. At the same time, platforms may achieve market power leading to undesirable market outcomes. Is existing consumer protection law appropriate to address concerns arising on online platforms? Are...

    27.06.2017| Veranstaltungsrückblick
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    BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2017: Platform Competition: The Sharing Economy

    The sharing economy relies on online platforms to bring together providers and consumers of goods and services. How do platforms compete in these two-sided markets characterized by direct and indirect network effects? Which pricing strategies do these new online platforms adopt? How does rapid innovation ubiquitous in these markets affect competition between platforms? How do new digital...

    27.06.2017| Veranstaltungsrückblick
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    BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2017: BCCP Distinguished Policy Fellow Award

    Gerd Billen, State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection, received the BCCP Distinguished Policy Fellow Award. The fellowship was awarded by  Gerhard Wagner, Professor of Law, Humboldt University Berlin.

    27.06.2017| Veranstaltungsrückblick
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    BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2017: Algorithms and Consumer Targeting

    Digital markets are characterized by consumer targeting and customization of products and services. Firms such as Amazon or Google use algorithms to increase their product quality, such as search results or the targeting of advertising. These algorithms rely on past consumer search and browsing behavior to learn and improve results in real-time. This session discusses the extent to which the use...

    27.06.2017| Veranstaltungsrückblick
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    BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2017: Concluding Remarks

    Concluding remarks held by Hannes Ullrich, research associate in the Firms and Market department, DIW Berlin.

    27.06.2017| Veranstaltungsrückblick
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Drivers of Renewable Technology Adoption in the Household Sector

    Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we undertake a simultaneous assessment of the importance of factors that are individually found to be significant for the adoption of renewable energy systems by households but are not yet tested jointly. These are sociodemographic and housing characteristics, environmental concern, personality traits, and economic factors; i.e. the expected costs of ...

    In: Energy Economics 81 (2019), S. 216-226 | Anke Jacksohn, Peter Grösche, Katrin Rehdanz, Carsten Schröder
  • Diskussionspapiere 1720 / 2018

    Financial Literacy and Intra-Household Decision Making: Evidence from Rwanda

    Despite considerable policy efforts, women continue to be underrepresented in positions of power and decision making. As an important aspect of women empowerment, we examine women’s participation in intrahousehold financial decision making and how this is affected by financial literacy. Using both OLS and IV regression analysis, we show that women with higher financial literacy are more involved in ...

    2018| Antonia Grohmann, Annekathrin Schoofs
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