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  • 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...

    17.06.2016
  • 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...

    25.09.2015
  • 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 712 / 2014

    Positional Income Concerns: Prevalence and Relationship with Personality and Economic Preferences

    This paper presents detailed evidence about who compares to whom in terms of relative income. We rely on representative survey data on the importance of income comparisons vis-a-vis seven reference groups, allowing us to exploit within-subject heterogeneity. We explore the prevalence and determinants of positional income concerns, investigating the role of personality and economic preferences. Our ...

    2014| Tim Friehe, Mario Mechtel, Markus Pannenberg
  • SOEPpapers 594 / 2013

    Consumption-Savings Decisions under Upward Looking Comparisons: Evidence from Germany, 2002-2011

    We demonstrate that interpersonal comparisons lead to "keeping up with the Joneses"-behavior. Using annual household data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we estimate the causal effect of changes in reference consumption, defined as the consumption level of all households who are perceived to be richer, on household savings and consumption. When controlling for own income, an increase in reference ...

    2013| Moritz Drechsel-Grau, Kai D. Schmid
  • 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
  • Berlin IO Day

    The 1st Berlin IO Day

    The Berlin IO Day is a new one-day workshop sponsored by Berlin's leading academic institutions, including DIW Berlin, ESMT, WZB, Humboldt University Berlin, and Technical University Berlin which takes place twice a year, in the Fall and in the Spring. The aim is to create an international forum for high quality research in Industrial Organization in the heart of Berlin, one of Europe's most...

    27.09.2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • Diskussionspapiere 1287 / 2013

    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 ...

    2013| Tilman Brück, Sindu Workneh Kebede
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