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  • Diskussionspapiere 1046 / 2010

    Household Savings Decision and Income Uncertainty

    This paper empirically investigates the effects of changes in the interest rate as well as transitory income uncertainty on households' consumption-savings decision. Applying a structural demand model to German survey data, we estimate the uncompensated interest rate elasticity for savings, in line with the literature, to around zero. Accordingly, any policy-induced variation of net returns to savings ...

    2010| Martin Beznoska, Richard Ochmann
  • SOEPpapers 48 / 2007

    Germans in Germany's Ethnic Neighborhoods

    In contrast to most research on the effects on residents of living in an ethnic neighborhood, this paper explores how living within an ethnic neighborhood affects members of the dominant ethnic group - in this case Germans - rather than the minorities that define it. The results indicate that Germans living within ethnic neighborhoods are less well off financially than their peers in other parts of ...

    2007| Anita I. Drever
  • SOEPpapers 57 / 2007

    Ethnic Identity and Immigrant Homeownership

    Immigrants are much less likely to own their homes than natives, even after controlling for a broad range of life-cycle and socio-economic characteristics and housing market conditions. This paper extends the analysis of immigrant housing tenure choice by explicitly accounting for ethnic identity as a potential influence on the homeownership decision, using a two-dimensional model of ethnic identity ...

    2007| Amelie Constant, Rowan Roberts, Klaus F. Zimmermann
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Tax Liability-Side Equivalence in Experimental Posted-Offer Markets

    In theory, the incidence of a tax should be independent of the side of the market on which it is levied. This principle of liability-side equivalence underlies virtually all theories of tax incidence. Policy discussions, however, tend to place great emphasis on the legal division of tax payments. We use computerized experimental posted-offer markets to test liability-side equivalence. We find that ...

    In: The Southern Economic Journal 68 (2002), 3, S. 672-682 | Rainald Borck, Dirk Engelmann, Wieland Müller, Hans-Theo Normann
  • Research Project

    Global Food Markets: Global Food Security - Challenge for Production and Consumption

    Scarce resources, the rising demand for agricultural products and growing land-use competition between the production of energy and food have increased the importance of strategies for food security. In the research project “Global Food Markets: Global Food Security – Challenges for Production and Consumption” both supply and demand-oriented approaches that can realize...

    Completed Project| Firms and Markets, Public Economics
  • 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
  • SOEPpapers 640 / 2014

    Messung von Ausmaß, Intensität und Konzentration des Einkommens- und Vermögensreichtums in Deutschland

    In diesem Beitrag wird der obere Rand der Einkommens· und Vermögensverteilung in Deutschland mit Daten des Sozio·oekonomischen Panels (SOEP) analysiert. In Anlehnung an das von Sen (1976) für die Armutsmessung vorgeschlagene Vorgehen werden zunächst unterschiedliche Schwellenwerte definiert, oberhalb derer eine Person zum reichen Teil der Gesellschaft gehört. Anschließend wird untersucht, wie viele ...

    2014| Martin Rosemann, Anita Tiefensee
  • 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 560 / 2013

    Nominal or Real? The Impact of Regional Price Levels on Satisfaction with Life

    We study the effect of real versus nominal income on life satisfaction. According to economic theory real income, i.e., nominal income adjusted for purchasing power, should be the relevant source of life satisfaction. Previous work, however, has only studied the impact of nominal income. We use a novel data set comprising about 7 million data points that are used to construct a price level for each ...

    2013| Thomas Deckers, Armin Falk, Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch
  • Externe Monographien

    Dynamics and Drivers of Consumption and Multidimensional Poverty: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia

    This study aims to explore poverty measures, its dynamics and determinants using Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and consumption poverty. Our results show that the two measures assign similar poverty status to about 52 percent of households and that both approaches confirm poverty is mainly transient in rural Ethiopia. However, we find that the trend in adjusted head count poverty is different ...

    Bonn: IZA, 2013, 38 S.
    (Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 7364)
    | Tilman Brück, Sindu Workneh Kebede
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