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  • SOEPpapers 408 / 2011

    The Effect of Health and Employment Risks on Precautionary Savings

    This paper extends the idea of using ex-ante risk measures in a model of precautionary savings by explicitly simulating future net-income risks. The uncertainty measure takes into account the interdependency of labour market status and health. The model is estimated for prime age males using the German Socio-Economic Panel Study for years 2001-2007. The empirical analysis is conducted using a measure ...

    2011| Johannes Geyer
  • SOEPpapers 219 / 2009

    Reversing the Question: Does Happiness Affect Consumption and Savings Behavior?

    I examine the impact of happiness on consumption and savings behavior using data from the DNB Household Survey from the Netherlands and the German Socio-Economic Panel. Instrumenting individual happiness with regional sunshine, the results suggest that happier people save more, spend less, and have a lower marginal propensity to consume. Happier people take more time for making decisions and have more ...

    2009| Cahit Guven
  • SOEPpapers 59 / 2007

    Wealth and Asset Holdings of Immigrants in Germany

    This paper examines the relative wealth position and the portfolio choices of immigrants in Germany. The empirical findings reveal significant differences in overall wealth and various wealth components between German natives and immigrants. Differences in real estate constitute the major part of different levels of net worth, indicating that disparities in home-ownership rates are responsible for ...

    2007| Mathias Sinning
  • SOEPpapers 186 / 2009

    Factors Influencing Tenure Choice in European Countries

    Homeownership rates are very different across European countries. They range from below 50% in Germany to over 80% in Greece, Spain or Ireland. However the differences lie not only in the overall homeownership rates but also in its structure, and this is the focus of this paper. Its aim is to study the impact of microeconomic factors on household's tenure choice, using a cross-country comparative approach. ...

    2009| Monika Bazyl
  • SOEPpapers 173 / 2009

    SOEP as a Source for Research on Ageing: Issues, Measures and Possibilities for Improvement

    Demographic change is a key consequence of the development of modern societies. The prolongation of life expectancy, shifts of mortality into later life and long-term low fertility rates cause essential changes in population structures - with an increase in the number and proportion of older people as a key feature. The changes in mortality patterns can be seen as a success of modern society. But demographic ...

    2009| Laura Romeu Gordo, Andreas Motel-Klingebiel, Susanne Wurm
  • Diskussionspapiere 1428 / 2014

    How Does Fuel Taxation Impact New Car Purchases? An Evaluation Using French Consumer-Level Data

    This study evaluates the impact of fuel prices on new car purchases, using exhaustive individual-level data of monthly registration of new private cars in France from 2003 to 2007. Detailed information on the car holder enables us to account for heterogeneous preferences across purchasers. We identify demand parameters through the large oil price fluctuations of this period. We find that the sensitivity ...

    2014| Pauline Givord, Céline Grislain-Letrémy, Helene Naegele
  • Berlin IO Day

    The 4th Berlin IO Day

    The Berlin IO Day is a one-day workshop sponsored 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 forum for high quality research in Industrial Organization in the...

    13.03.2015
  • Externe Monographien

    Longevity, Life-Cycle Behavior and Pension Reform

    Bonn: IZA, 2011, 39 S.
    (Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 5858)
    | Peter Haan, Victoria Prowse
  • Diskussionspapiere 1335 / 2013

    Price Guarantees, Consumer Search, and Hassle Costs

    The paper deals with the competitive effects of price guarantees in a spatial duopoly where consumers can search for lower prices but have to incur hassle costs if they want to claim a price guarantee. It is shown that symmetric equilibria with and without price guarantees exist but price guarantees will have no effect on prices if search costs are low, hassle costs are high and the number of uninformed ...

    2013| Pio Baake, Ulrich Schwalbe
  • Diskussionspapiere 1278 / 2013

    Is the Willingness to Take Financial Risk a Sex-Linked Trait? Evidence from National Surveys of Household Finance

    We investigate whether the willingness to take investment risk is a sex-linked trait and link the results to the country's gender equality regime. Our empirical analysis involves household data on financial asset holdings as well as on self-reported risk tolerance for Austria, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. Of those countries, Italy is by far the country with the greatest degree of gender inequality ...

    2013| Nataliya Barasinska, Dorothea Schäfer
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