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  • SOEPpapers 499 / 2012

    Validating an Ultra-Short Survey Measure of Patience

    This study presents results of the validation of an ultra-short survey measure of patience included in the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). Survey responses predict intertemporal choice behavior in incentive-compatible decisions in a representative sample of the German adult population.

    2012| Thomas Vischer, Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, David Huffman, Jürgen Schupp, Uwe Sunde, Gert G. Wagner
  • Externe Monographien

    Does Consumption Decline at Retirement? Evidence from Repeated Cross-Section Data for Germany

    The life-cycle hypothesis implies that consumption would not decline at retirement. However, several studies found relevant declines in food consumption after retirement for the United States. Others concluded that this contradiction of the life-cycle hypothesis is solved by allowing for broader measures of consumption than food. Using repeated crosssection data for Germany, this paper analyzes the ...

    Berlin: Freie Univ. Berlin, FB Wirtschaftswiss., 2012, 24 S.
    (Discussion Paper / School of Business & Economics ; 2012,14)
    | Martin Beznoska, Viktor Steiner
  • Nicht-referierte Aufsätze

    An Introduction to the Special Issue on "Behavioural Economics, Consumer Policy, and Consumer Law"

    In: Journal of Consumer Policy 34 (2011), 3, S. 271-276 | Hans-W. Micklitz, Lucia A. Reisch, Kornelia Hagen
  • Data Documentation 70 / 2013

    Preparation of Data from the New SOEP Consumption Module: Editing, Imputation, and Smoothing

    This documentation describes the data preparation of the new consumption module in the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) and introduces the content and structure of the generated dataset "hconsum." In 2010, the SOEP for the first time included a detailed consumption module in the household questionnaire. This documentation discusses several methodological challenges of the new module and suggests ...

    2013| Jan Marcus, Rainer Siegers, Markus M. Grabka
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Check Verbraucherpolitik und Verbraucherbeteiligung: Empfehlungen für eine evidenzbasierte Verbraucherpolitik

    The paper discusses the opportunities for an empirically grounded decision support system as an instrument for independent and scientifically based consumer policy consulting. To date, consumer policy is dominated by the information paradigm and the leitbild of the rational, sovereign and information-seeking consumer. Yet, both everyday practice and research in behavioural economics show that this ...

    In: Journal für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit 8 (2013), 1/2, S. 61-66 | Kornelia Hagen, Hans-W. Micklitz, Andreas Oehler, Lucia A. Reisch, Christoph Strünck
  • Diskussionspapiere 1120 / 2011

    The Strategic Use of Private Quality Standards in Food Supply Chains

    This paper highlights the strategic role that private quality standards play in food supply chains. Considering two symmetric retailers that are exclusively supplied by a finite number of producers and endogenizing the producers' delivery choice, we show that there exist two asymmetric equilibria in the retailers' quality requirements. The asymmetry is driven by both the retailers.incentive to raise ...

    2011| Vanessa von Schlippenbach, Isabel Teichmann
  • SOEPpapers 327 / 2010

    Family Events and Timing of Intergenerational Transfers

    This research investigates how family events in adult children's lives influence the timing of their parents' financial transfers. We draw on retrospective data collected by the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) and use event history models to study the effects of marriage, divorce, and childbirth on receiving large gifts from parents. We find increased chances of receiving gifts of houses or ...

    2010| Thomas Leopold, Thorsten Schneider
  • SOEPpapers 339 / 2010

    The Life-Cycle Hypothesis Revisited: Evidence on Housing Consumption after Retirement

    According to the life-cycle theory of consumption and saving, foreseeable retirement events should not reduce consumption. Whereas some consumption expenditures may fall when goods are self-produced (given higher leisure after retirement), this argument applies especially to housing consumption which can hardly be substituted by home production. We test this hypothesis using micro data for Germany ...

    2010| Miriam Beblo, Sven Schreiber
  • Diskussionspapiere 1066 / 2010

    Forecasting Private Consumption by Consumer Surveys

    Survey-based indicators such as the consumer confidence are widely seen as leading indicators for economic activity, especially for the future path of private consumption. Although they receive high attention in the media, their forecasting power appears to be very limited. Therefore, this paper takes a fresh look on the survey data, which serve as a basis for the consumer confidence indicator (CCI) ...

    2010| Christian Dreger, Konstantin A. Kholodilin
  • SOEPpapers 289 / 2010

    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 sixteen federal states. We exploit this variation in the timing of state bans to identify the effect that smoke-free policies had on individuals' smoking propensity and smoking intensity. Using rich longitudinal ...

    2010| Silke Anger, Michael Kvasnicka, Thomas Siedler
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