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  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Face Masks Increase Compliance with Physical Distancing Recommendations during the COVID‑19 Pandemic

    Governments across the world have implemented restrictive policies to slow the spread of COVID-19. Recommended face mask use has been a controversially discussed policy, among others, due to potential adverse effects on physical distancing. Using a randomized field experiment (N = 300), we show that individuals kept a significantly larger distance from someone wearing a face mask than from an unmasked ...

    In: Journal of the Economic Science Association 7 (2021), 2, S. 139–158 | Gyula Seres, Anna Helen Balleyer, Nicola Cerutti, Anastasia Danilov, Jana Friedrichsen, Yiming Liu, Müge Süer
  • DIW Weekly Report 1/2 / 2022

    Construction Industry: High Price Momentum Continues, Industry Performing Well Despite COVID-19

    Sales in the construction industry will continue to increase strongly in 2022 and 2023. Overall, DIW Berlin estimates a nominal increase in construction volume of almost 13 percent in 2022 and six percent in 2023 to 585 billion euros. In 2021, construction volume increased by ten percent to 488 billion euros, which is around 15 percent of GDP. This shows that construction demand remains at a high level ...

    2022| Martin Gornig, Claus Michelsen, Laura Pagenhardt
  • Externe Monographien

    Essays in Pension and Long-Term Care Policy

    This dissertation studies the relationship of informal elder care and the pension system. The thesis consists of four chapters that apply several micro-econometric methods to survey data sets. The first three chapters use quasi-experimental settings to access important margins in the relationship between informal care giving and retirement and labor market behavior. The fourth chapter builds and estimates ...

    Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin, 2022, 235 S. | Björn Fischer
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    The Effects of an Increase in the Retirement Age on Health Care Costs: Evidence from Administrative Data

    In this paper, we use unique health record data that cover outpatient care and the associated costs to quantify the health care costs of a sizable increase in the retirement age in Germany. For the identification, we exploit a sizable cohort-specific pension reform which abolished an early retirement program for all women born after 1951. Our results show that health care costs significantly increase ...

    In: The European Journal of Health Economics 24 (2023), S. 1101–1120 | Johannes Geyer, Mara Barschkett, Peter Haan, Anna Hammerschmid
  • DIW Weekly Report 41 / 2022

    A Higher Retirement Age Has Negative Health Effects

    In the policy debate, there are regular demands to further increase the retirement age to address the financial challenges for the pension system. However, a prolonged working life impacts a person’s health. Detailed data from the statutory health insurance companies shows that abolishing the “Rente für Frauen” (women’s pension) in 1999, which allowed women to retire at 60, resulted in negative health ...

    2022| Mara Barschkett, Johannes Geyer, Peter Haan
  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Are M&As Spurring or Stifling Innovation? - Evidence from Antidiabetic Drug Development

    The innovation impact of acquisitions of small targets with products close to launch by large product market incumbents is currently debated, weighing whether incumbents might preemptively terminate or “kill” the innovative projects of these targets. This paper provides empirical evidence on which M&A deals spur and which stifle innovation. To this end, we not only look at the product market...

    15.03.2023| Jo Seldeslachts, DIW Berlin & KU Leuven
  • SOEP Brown Bag Seminar

    Health Policy and Access to Health Care in Germany: A Fragmented System for Asylum Seekers’ Health

    In Germany, health needs of citizens and ordinary residents are taken care of under the scope of statutory social and health insurance. The asylum-seeking population, however, receives healthcare through a parallel system, where decisions on provision of health services are not met at a central health governance level, but rather at federal state and sometimes at municipal...

    27.09.2022| Costanza Marconi, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) Milano
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    The Effects of an Increase in the Retirement Age on Health: Evidence from Administrative Data

    This study analyzes the causal effect of an increase in the retirement age on official health diagnoses. We exploit a sizable cohort-specific pension reform for women using a Difference-in-Differences approach. The analysis is based on official records covering all individuals insured by the public health system in Germany and including all certified diagnoses by practitioners. This enables us to gain ...

    In: The Journal of the Economics of Ageing 23 (2022), 100403 | Mara Barschkett, Johannes Geyer, Peter Haan, Anna Hammerschmid
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Impact of the COVID‑19 Pandemic on Depression, Anxiety, Loneliness, and Satisfaction in the German General Population: a Longitudinal Analysis

    Purpose Cross-sectional studies found high levels of depression and anxiety symptoms, and loneliness during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Reported increases were lower in longitudinal population-based findings. Studies including positive outcomes are rare. This study analyzed changes in mental health symptoms, loneliness, and satisfaction. Methods Respondents of the German Socio-Economic ...

    In: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 57 (2022), 12, S. 2481–2490 | Nora Hettich, Theresa Entringer, Hannes Kroeger, Peter Schmidt, Ana N. Tibubos, Elmar Braehler, Manfred E. Beutel
  • Externe Monographien

    Disparities in Labour Market and IncomeTrends during the First Year of the COVID-19 Crisis: Evidence from Germany

    Paris: OECD, 2022, 15 S. | Carsten Braband, Valentina Sara Consiglio, Markus M. Grabka, Natascha Hainbach, Sebastian Königs
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