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  • Berlin IO Day

    The 5th Berlin IO Day

    The Berlin IO Day is a one-day workshop sponsored by the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP) and supported by Berlin's leading academic institutions, including DIW Berlin, ESMT, 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 international...

  • SOEPpapers 764 / 2015

    Life Satisfaction in Germany after Reunification: Additional Insights on the Pattern of Convergence

    The authors update previous findings on the total East-West gap in overall life satisfaction and its trend by using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) for the years 1992 to 2013. Additionally, the East-West gap and its trend are separately analyzed for men and women as well as for four birth cohorts. The results indicate that reported life satisfaction is on average significantly lower ...

    2015| Inna Petrunyk, Christian Pfeifer
  • Conference

    BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2016

    Big data is transforming the world we live in. The instant availability of information impacts how individuals consume, how businesses thrive or fail, how society makes scientific discoveries, as well as how governments design and implement informed policies. At a pace and scale unanticipated 20 years ago, information technology is enabling consumers globally. Uncountable services make use of a...

  • 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
  • Diskussionspapiere 1681 / 2017

    Inference of Consumer Consideration Sets

    When consumers face a large number of alternatives, they tend to simplify the decision problem by reducing the number of available alternatives to a subset of relevant alternatives, i.e. a consideration set. Since consideration sets are typically unobserved, most studies in the demand literature have to assume a consideration model. If these consideration models are misspecified, the demand estimates ...

    2017| Anna Lu
  • Diskussionspapiere 1615 / 2016

    Financial Literacy: Thai Middle Class Women Do Not Lag behind

    This research studies the stylized fact of a “gender gap” in that women tend to have lower financial literacy than men. Our data which samples middle-class people from Bangkok does not show a gender gap. This result is not explained by men’s low financial literacy, nor by women’s high income and good education. Rather, it seems influenced by country characteristics on general gender equality and finance-related ...

    2016| Antonia Grohmann, Olaf Hübler, Roy Kouwenberg, Lukas Menkhoff
  • SOEPpapers 977 / 2018

    Drivers of Renewable Technology Adoption in the Household Sector

    Using representative household survey panel data from Germany, we undertake a simultaneous assessment of the importance of factors that have individually been found significant for the adoption of renewable energy systems but have never been tested jointly. These are sociodemographic and housing characteristics, environmental concern, personality traits, and economic factors, i.e. the expected costs ...

    2018| Anke Jacksohn, Peter Grösche, Katrin Rehdanz, Carsten Schröder
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    Does Financial Literacy Improve Financial Inclusion? Cross Country Evidence

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

    In: World Development 111 (2018), S. 84-96 | Antonia Grohmann, Theres Klühs, Lukas Menkhoff
  • SOEPpapers 877 / 2016

    Heterogeneity in Price Responsiveness for Residential Space Heating in Germany

    Space heating and hot water expenditures make up the majority of household energy demand in Germany, at 83.2%, making them an attractive target for energy policies. Using a panel dataset derived from yearly residential household surveys covering the years 1996 to 2014, we identify the determinants of heating expenditures for German households. We discover significant heterogeneity in expenditures depending ...

    2016| Hendrik Schmitz, Reinhard Madlener
  • Diskussionspapiere 1504 / 2015

    Childhood Roots of Financial Literacy

    Financial literacy predicts informed financial decisions, but what explains financial literacy? We use the concept of financial socialization and aim to represent three major agents of financial socialization: family, school and work. Thus we compile twelve relevant childhood characteristics in a new survey study and examine their relation to financial literacy, while controlling for established socio-demographic ...

    2015| Antonia Grohmann, Roy Kouwenberg, Lukas Menkhoff
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